The Arts Empowerment Project

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Natalie Frazier Allen
Primary Contact Name
Natalie Allen
Main Address

(VAPA Center) 700 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

The Arts Empowerment Project's Mailing Address
15105-D John J Delaney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
United States

What We Do

TAEP operates in the Charlotte Community to break the cycles of violence and trauma through arts opportunities which ignite change in vulnerable youth. Our vision is to provide a community that gives every child art experiences which broaden horizons, foster resilience, and build life essential skills. We provide high quality arts programming, enrichment experiences, and social and emotional development for children in need of access to light, hope, equity and opportunity. Our new location at the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA) in Uptown Charlotte provides underserved children in our community with a safe place to express their creativity in an environment that promotes self-acceptance, awareness, and healing.

Interesting Info
  • In 2021, we distributed over 268 HeART Packs to children in the community with more planned for 2022.
  • Through our program, over 1000 children have participated arts classes and enrichment opportunities in Charlotte.
  • Participation in the arts and positive pro-social activities contribute to increased academic success and social-emotional learning.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Summer internship
Repeats daily at 9:00am for 87 times
Duration of 8 hours

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