AeroSoul is a community institution and cultural resource that documents, promotes and develops the legacy and rich history of the African/African diaspora's writing culture commonly known as Aerosol Art or Spray Can Art. From ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) pyramid texts and Dogon (Mali) wall drawings to the wall paintings of (Haitian) Vodun temples; AeroSoul draws upon the legacy of African/African diasporic writing and literary narrative that is displayed on walls and architecture. AeroSoul’s international outreach and influence extends to Africa, Europe and Hawaii by collaborating with and showing the work of artists from all parts of Africa and the African diaspora. AeroSoul’s artists create murals in the HipHop aesthetic that advocate for self-determination in struggling Black and Brown communities. This site is designed to promote youth advocacy through HipHop's first element. Passing on the ancient writing tradition to the next generation through educational apprenticeship will insure that our cultural rituals will have the power to free our collective spirit & mind.
In honor of African History we focus on the Black/African contribution, narrative and experience in Spray Can Art. The art genre known culturally to its practitioners, as “Writing” has been a vital part of the American inner-city landscape since the late 1960’s. Sprouting roots from the ghettos and subways of New York City, Spray Can Writing has extended its cultural influence to youth across the nation and the world. AeroSoul is a movement designed to protect, preserve and promote the legacy of Writing Culture in struggling Black/Brown communities.
AeroSoul, its coordinators, and participants appreciate your support in ensuring that this historic Cultural Movement reaches its potential to positively impact youth and struggling communities. In order to achieve this potential, funding is sought for the resources and materials necessary for organizing exhibitions, classes and cultural enriching events. Please support the AeroSoul movement.
Help Fund the AeroSoul Movement
Fellow Community Members,
The toxic violence impacting our communities must cease. Now is the time for us to come together around creative, broad-based solutions to counter the violence that afflicts our youth. AeroSoul calls the Bay Area to action, requesting your support as we actively promote non-violence and youth empowerment through Art and Hip Hop culture. AeroSoul, founded in 1999, is an institution created to foster community enlightenment in the Bay Area and other struggling communities of color in the African Diaspora. Our mission is to promote positive youth development through the use of Arts and Culture with an emphasis on the Black/African contribution in Spray Can History.
As an educational institution we believe that creative opportunity for expression and community building will keep youth safe and allow them to grow and prosper. We firmly believe that the visual surroundings of youth directly shape their thinking and positively impacts their behavior.
AeroSoul is a grass roots institution made up of professional Artist and educators committed to creating solutions conducive to positive growth amongst young people. We are an independent cultural institution that relies on the financial support of the community and other visionaries who share our conviction to make change possible and accessible to young people through the arts. Community problems require community solutions; your support is paramount to our success. Together we can accomplish peace.
To guarantee our continued success, AeroSoul must raise a minimum of $30,000 Annually. With your support, AeroSoul is destined to become a movement which will create positive artistic stimulation for struggling youth that live in our community. If a monetary donation is not possible at the present time, your business/organization may also help by donating space for Mural works, painting materials, supplies, goods and/or services.
For Mural space or donations please contact:
Sponsorship Levels (For those providing a non-monetary donation, the cost relief to the budgeted expense shall serve as the monetary value of material, goods or services that have been provided. Mural Space donors are automatically awarded “Gold” level sponsorship.)
“GOLD” Sponsorship Package - $2,000 and up
(Donors receive Original Painting, Signed Limited Edition Print, Signed limited Edition Event Poster, Event T-Shirt)
“SILVER” Sponsorship Package - $500 - $1999
(Donors receive Signed Limited Edition 8x10 Art Print, Signed Event Poster, Event T-Shirt)
FINANCIAL DONATIONS: Please make all checks payable to Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society.
Your support helps us grow. Donate securely through PayPal. It takes a village to raise up the youth and we need your support to reach our economic goals. Please join us to raise funds for our international cultural conference and Youth Festival. This will be our 4th annual free event. Your donations help us to keep it free and accessible to the public.
GOODS/SERVICES DONORS: Please see contact information below.
Contact Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society/AeroSoul Founder, Refa1 at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further donation and/or non-profit information, or mail donation to:
BAAHS / AeroSoul
PO Box 22266
Oakland, CA 94623
Thank you in advance for your support!