Brandon House is committed to supporting creative professionals on their journey to develop and advance their careers within the creative workforce. Brandon House offers business resources, promotional and marketing services, and programs that provide training and learning experiences uniquely designed for artists, musicians, creative professionals that make up the creative economy in Arkansas.
iH.U.S.T.L.E. is designed to cultivate the employability skills of highly underserved students ages 15 - 18 by providing practical workplace experiences related to audio and music production, photography, videography, and creative & performing arts career pathways. Each program participant will complete assessments to identify their career interests; and will be exposed to media entertainment industry business experiences in filmmaking, digital media, videography, photography, and music production to learn the skills needed in the particular art-based professions to earn future employment arts-based opportunities.
Last year, the iH.U.S.T.L.E. was funded in part by the Arkansas Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Program (CCLC), Heart of Arkansas United Way, Arkansas Arts Council, and contributions from individual donors. Brandon House partnered with McClellan High School to offer its iHUSTLE program to students from both JA Fair and McClellan High Schools. The iHUSTLE program was offered as part of the MPACT afterschool Program at McClellan High School. With McClellan High and JA Fair High Schools merging into a brand new state-of-the-art facility now called Southwest Little Rock High Schoo, Brandon House has plans to restart its iHUSTLE Program at Southwest Little Rock High School in January 2021.
We will be recruiting new students who are creative and talented and have the desire to be engaged in producing multi-media designs and mixed art works in the form of music/audio CDs and music production DVDs, performing arts pieces, and documentary films.
Creative Career & Technical Education (Program To Be Added): This program combines arts-based enrichment, experiential career awareness, and academic learning experiences to provide opportunity youth with internships, financial literacy, job shadowing, 21st century workplace skills development, hands on experiential workplace learning in career pathways in arts, video technology, communications and film. Using the ACT Career Ready 101 curriculum, this program teaches career & technical education and 21 st century workplace skills development to prepare students to earn the Career Readiness Certificate in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.
H.A.T.C.H. - Helping Artists To Create History (Program To Be Added): HATCH offers a series of workshops, learning, and performance opportunities that focus on entrepreneurship, venue relationships, promotion and marketing. financial literacy, and financial management to cultivate a creative economy.