Futureworlds Fashion Shoot

Youth-designed fashions are central to the Futureworlds production every year, which often includes a runway show. The fashion show centers womxn and femmes of color and features their custom up-cycled looks. Photos by Allam Mella. Models are Ronnie Strew, Dasani Baker, Asialiah Delgado. Designers are Jose Bryant, Paloma Lombardi-Ortiz, Ruby Lopez, Kego, Ronnie Strew. [All…

“The System” Spring Showcase Performance

Video by Allam Mella. Referencing the prison industrial complex and its impact on BIPOC, “The System” is a song written by youth for Futureworlds. The song was written, recorded and performed by our youth Apprentices (Jay Lew, Alex the Blue, Lex Phoenix, Marley Man). Dance was performed and choreographed by our youth Apprentices (Bernie Harte,…

Art & Justice Crew at the Printshop

For the last few weeks, our crew of Art & Justice Community Organizers have been working on the art project element of their work. Today we want to highlight some of the work happening at the Industries Printshop! AS220 Youth’s Art and Justice Community Organizers (AJCO) is a paid workforce development program. This spring has…

A Day at Work on the Murals

Follow our new Visual Design Instructor Al on a journey through the evolution of this mural piece for Futureworlds! Lily and Kego created amazing flowers  and patterns for the sides!!  Ronnie created the galaxy clouds and stars  We talked about influential artists such as  Yayoi Kusama and Jean Michel Basquait We added a Sun and…

Thank you United Way

AS220 Youth is pleased to share we are a 2021 Community Impact Fund Grantee! These grants are aimed at building racial equity. The funding focuses on advancing early childhood literacy, creating safe and affordable housing, improving access to workforce development and changing or shifting policies that perpetuate inequality for Rhode Island’s minority communities. You can…

Youth work at the Aborn Gallery

In The Aborn Gallery!Revolution Garden | AS220 Youth VisualsFeaturing work by:RJay Banks, Chase Smith + M3TRO,-Kego, Ruby Lopez, Efrel Solares + Ganghis Kahn,Paloma Lombardi-Ortiz, Allam, & Nadya Sotski To quote Kego, “Someone once told me that I deserve the world, and so, I am creating it.”Revolution Garden centers the growth and expansion of 9 young…

April 2021 Arts Week

Arts Week was full of creative energy! Students had the choice to work on Mural Making, Dance, or Art of Mindfulness (virtual).

Community Tarot Deck & Exhibit

AS220 Youth is excited to share artwork by Youth members who took part in an amazing art fundraiser for AS220: Murmurations Tarot Deck. All images featured here are by Youth members but you can see all the cards (including work from Youth staff and alums) at the link below. From AS220 Communications Director Dave Dvorchak:…

Summer 2021 Update

Summer is bringing big changes! Read on for details on how we’re providing our programming this summer: Our Downtown studio is open to our Apprentice program only at this time. If you aren’t an apprentice and you’d like to visit us, please reach out. We continue to follow CDC and RIDOH guidelines. In accordance with…

First Look and Listen for Futureworlds Visual Album!

After nearly a year of lockdown, AS220 Youth has started to slowly reopen its doors! This session, youth in the Performing Arts Crew have been able to come in for recording and dance rehearsal sessions a few at a time. Staff have made sure covid guidelines are being followed and that the Delgado Studio and…