project leader
jeffery P
930 W.14 th Street
(Central Lorain)
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the project

The Afro-Hispanic Connection Project addresses the missing link of the African diaspora from the slave trade in the Caribbean islands. Our educational system here seldom touches on this part of history and treats it with less significance instead of chopping down a cherry tree and never telling a lie. Here our community is enriched with a growing population of Hispanics and a culture that needs to be embraced and understood. Through Visual Arts this project can deliver an exciting and sensual reality of what took place in the past and what is going on in the present.

The Afro-Hispanic Connection project is striving to enlighten the public through not only visual paintings but also Historic educational presentations at our yearly event later in the year at the Lorain Arts Council and Lorain County Community College. The event will collaborate to incorporate musical culture foods and poetry and dance as a celebration for the community to enjoy. The school system will also welcome a display of work at various times and locations. 

The project hopes to accomplish that there is a dire need and necessity for today's youth to take pride and respect in their special heritage. To acknowledge a healthy outlook about themselves and their ancestors before them. How through divine perseverance that they as people were able to withstand surmounted trials and adversities in carrying on their mixed heritage.

the steps

The process for beginning the project will incorporate youth and adults who artistically want to make a difference through their work. Each artist will be required to select a person, place, or thing to paint relating to the Afro-Hispanic connection. The paintings will be 4x4 or 3x4 or 5x4 plywood sheets. The plywood which durable for outside weather as well as inside. The display or exhibit show will capture 20 pieces of artwork.

Once the art is completed it will be showcased at the Lorain arts council, the Firefish Festival, Lorain County Community College, and various schools in the area. This gives our community numerous opportunities to view the work and enjoy and learn about history almost ignored. 

1) cut 10 Sheets of Plywood to make 20 boards 

2) Prime 20 boards /white base

3) Artist select image pertaining to Afro-Hispanic Connection (internet research)

4) print out ideas 

5 apply outline of image

6) paint and complete artwork

7) display at various venues

8) Artists Celebration Event

why we're doing it

The Afro-Hispanic Connection touches base on discovered and unexplored realities of history. Today's youth can learn where and how they came to existence and from there they can move on in their lives to be part of our international society that believes in truth, justice, and a harmonious way of life. If one knows where and how they came about, then one will also know who and where they are going.


Final budget


10 8'x4' sheets of Plywood @ $40.00 per sheet - $400

50 1/2 pint acryllic latex indoor outdoor paints paint @ $3.98 per pint - $200

5 gallon white primer @ $25.00 - $125.00

Brushes and rollers trays and containers - $200.00

Miscellaneous supplies /paper .printer ink travel and expenses - $275.00

Hispanic Bomba Dancers fee $100.00

African royalty Dancers fee   $100.00

Space accommodation 2 hours $80.00 

Refreshments              $100.00

TOTAL RAISED = $1,680.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $84.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $24.90

Original budget

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $54
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

10  8'x4' sheets of Plywood @ $40.00 per sheet - $400

50 1/2 pint acryllic latex indoor outdoor paints paint @ $3.98 per pint - $200

5 gallon white primer @ $25.00 - $125.00

Brushes and rollers trays and containers - $200.00

Miscellaneous supplies /paper .printer ink  travel and expenses - $275.00



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