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.
Do You Have an Interest in Joining the American Federation of Musicians' Union?
As Brandon House continues to work toward assisting artists and musicians with career advancement and workforce development initiatives, we are exploring opportunities for musicians to join the American Federation of Musicians – Local 94 which includes Tulsa and Arkansas jurisdiction. We are gathering information about the landscape of the musician community and would like to receive feedback about what may be needed to better support the local musician community. If you are a musician, please complete the survey using this link: