iArts Media Institute, For training Youth in Arts, Entertainment, Media Launches In Newark


Mayor Ras Baraka


iArts Media Institute, For training Youth in Arts, Entertainment, Media Launches In Newark

Newark is the home to the newly formed iArts Media Institute whose focus is to offer training and career development to address the staggering unemployment rate for NJ residents.  

In partnership with Mayor Ras J. Baraka, iArts Media Institute and celebrity staff, the Institute hopes to attract youth from this critical demographic of 16-24 year
olds.  On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 will host a press conference at 205 Spruce St., Newark, NJ.

The unemployment rate for Newark is 9.6%.  

“The City of Newark has a 350-year history of creativity, with lustrous names like Stephen Crane, Philip Roth, Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, and John Amos,” mayor Baraka said.

“Today we have a vast wealth of untapped talent who will write new pages in that history, if we give them the opportunity to express their creativity and innovation. I am proud of our administration is uniting with private partners like the iArts Media Institute to break the cycles
that have held our citizens back, and empower them with the tools to become the next generation of national and international stars and titans of the entertainment world.”

The goal of iArts Media Institute is to attract students and hone future world visionaries.  The institute believes the students will be inspired by the celebrity instructors.  

Courses include Acting, Broadcasting, Film, Fashion, E-Commerce & Technology, Music Business & Promotions, Photography, Public Speaking and PR, Media & Social Media.

According to Billboard.com (2016) arts, entertainment and media will account for $2 trillion by 2017, providing employment opportunities throughout the world.

Some of the celebrity instructors include: Newark natives JD Williams (“Bodie” from HBO’s The Wire/OZ) Acting, Member of Lord’s of the Underground Dupree “Do it All” Kelly (Music Songwriting & Music), Newark Native Hip Hop artist Rah Diggah (Music History), industry veteran Brett Melius (photography), Chuck Creekmur, Founder & CEO of Allhiphop.com (Social Media), music industry veteran Briant “Bee high” Biggs (E-Commerce & Technology), Music Industry managers Hillary Weston & Loreal Lemond (Music Business), Platinum & Grammy Award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox (Music Production), Civil Rights Activist Tamika Mallory (Public Speaking), Jarrel Carter from Roc Nation (Music A&R), and many more.

For more information please call 1-888-251-1580 or email [email protected]

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