Chakaria Jackson

Company: Art & Rhymes

Location: Danbury

Entrepreneur

Company/organization description

Art & Rhymes - An Artist collective that bring artists throughout CT and other states together as well as performers and other creatives. We provide a small scholarship to CT high school students pursuing the arts post high school as well.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

I started Art & Rhymes in 2016 and since then have seen an amazing success rate. I didn’t expect much from the first event and the turnout was incredible. That didn’t lack and we are planning the 5th for April 2022. We have been able to give the Art & Rhymes scholarship 4 times via all 4 previous events as well. We were one of the recipients for the grant via the Free Center Hartford as well.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Scalable Venture - regional, national, or global business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

Events and spaces

Nominator Justification

She is the founder of Art & Rhymes. An artist showcase that brings together Artists, performers and other creatives from CT. She provides a platform for these artists to get together and showcase their talents.

Education

Company/organization description

Art & Rhymes - An Artist collective that bring artists throughout CT and other states together as well as performers and other creatives. We provide a small scholarship to CT high school students pursuing the arts post high school as well.

How do you train, educate or prepare entrepreneurs

We provide the Art & Rhymes Scholarship to CT High school students pursuing the Arts. The next goal is to create the Art & Rhymes mentoring program with a focus on creating Art, poetry and music.

What impact did your program have in 2020?

Unforgiving 2021 Art & Rhymes saw a stand still due to the pandemic but we are back for 2022.

Nominator Justification

Since the beginning of Art & Rhymes, Chakaria has given a CT student pursuing the Arts a Scholarship via proceeds from her Art & Rhymes events. She believes in paving the way for young Artists.

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