We've hired a New In-School Arts Program Manager!

Meet Brent Smith!

Photo credit: Chauncia VanLowe

Photo credit: Chauncia VanLowe

Brent is an educator, recording artist, and event producer. Deeply rooted in community building, Brent makes connections between artists, schools, foundations, and businesses. For the past six years, Brent has facilitated youth engagement: teaching media arts, youth entrepreneurship, and critical social thinking in K-12 schools across Detroit and Wayne County.

He loves designing musical experiences with audiences large and small, and believes that art and music are essential to student development.

Brent is excited to work and build with the Living Arts Detroit team!

We’re very excited to welcome Brent with all his Detroit K-12 experience and artistry to our team! Please join us in welcoming Brent Smith to the Living Arts family.

Dance Me a Story: Developing Early Literacy Skills through Movement and Creative Dance

On Saturday, February 2nd, the Living Arts Youth Dance Ensemble was invited to participate as honored guests at the Detroit Dhamaal 2019 Bollywood Fusion Competition.

Held at the historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Detroit, the competition featured Bollywood dance troupes from colleges across the nation. Board member Matthew Nahan spoke about the Living Arts programs and the value of teaching artists in the community. Nahan also introduced the Youth Dance Ensemble performance.