Linking Art Through Transformative Programming
The Links, Incorporated support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher, and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly. The goal of The Arts Facet is to produce and support programs to enrich the quality of life of our youth and communities through educational and engaging art experiences while Transforming Communities and Fulfilling Our Purpose.
National Signature Arts Program Summary Classics Through The Ages focuses on increasing the interest, knowledge and participation of African-American youth in the classical arts. This initiative seeks to afford exemplary student artists opportunities to hone their talents and skills and earn recognition and support for their educational and career pursuits. National Poster Art Contest includes health related themes sought to depict healthy, energetic, active lifestyles. Taking STEM into STEAM brings art into the educational mix. Through art The Links are helping students learn that there are multiple ways to come to a conclusion, garner greater flexibility in the way they learn, and gain deeper understanding for problem solving. Projects have included partnerships with Symphonies and Connecting Threads though Quilt making. Artist Noir is modeled after Classics Through The Ages which includes literary, theater and visual arts. Multi-arts arts disciplines such as watercolors, fashion design, sculpture, drama, spoken word and dance, etc. are encouraged.
The Arts Prior Chapter Initiatives