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Nurturing Creativity, Empowering Communities with Damian Hoskins

Rediscover Your Story | Episode 09

Step into the world of Damian Hoskins, a visionary leader at the intersection of art, education, and community empowerment. As the Executive Director of Elementz Cincinnati, a Hip Hop Cultural Art Center, Damian is dedicated to providing young people of color with opportunities to explore their creativity and pursue pathways to success in the arts. Join us as we explore Damian’s multifaceted journey, from his role as a professor of Hip Hop Studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music to his tenure as Vice President of Arts Impact at ArtsWave, where he spearheaded initiatives to support and promote the region’s vibrant arts sector. Through engaging conversations and personal anecdotes, Damian shares his passion for harnessing the power of creativity to effect positive change. Learn how Elementz is shaping the next generation of creative problem solvers and fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within the community. Discover Damian’s impact beyond the arts as a skilled graphic designer, lending his talents to organizations such as the Preschool Promise, BT RISE, The Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio, Black Arts Speaks, and the Strive Partnership. Join us as we delve into Damian Hoskins’ inspiring journey of using art as a catalyst for social transformation and discover how his work is leaving an indelible mark on Cincinnati and beyond. Don’t miss this insightful episode filled with inspiration, innovation, and the transformative power of hip hop culture.

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