About Art in Motion
Monica Watkins is a successful Ford Model/Artist/Philanthropist. In 2008 she combined her passion for helping others and an understanding of the power of art and created The Foundation For Art In Motion (AIM).
AIM serves as a platform to seek out and nurture young, disadvantaged youth, allowing them to reach their potential and enhance the world around them by setting an example of giving, hope and achievement. Art in Motion emphasizes charity, social consciousness, artistic freedom and global harmony.
At AIM, our mission is simple: To inspire, uplift and strengthen local communities by cultivating their children through the arts. We do this by working with local communities worldwide and providing their most disadvantaged children with creative programming that focuses on education and empowerment. Through our sustained programmatic support, we give children confidence-building tools to ignite their souls, nurture their spirits, and give voice to their dreams. Our mission is simple, our actions are global. www.artinmotionshow.org
About Batey 106 Project
December 2014, The Foundation for Art In Motion, CTM Sisters Productions, Mano Films and BK Style Foundation and all of our teaching artists and musicians, will conduct art, music, photography and filmmaking workshops in the Dominican Republic’s sugarcane fields of Batey 106.
Led by American artists/filmmakers Theo Dora, Monica Watkins, Erica Simone, Kathleen Boyer, Tsedy Gebeyehu, Emmanuel Alexandre Jr. and musicians Chico Boyer, Okai Musik, Alegba Jahyile, Omar Pérez-Then and Paul Beaubrun paired with several local Dominican artists and musicians. BATEY 106 PROJECT’s goal is to empower the children, teens and young adults of Batey 106 using the arts and music as tools to cultivate creativity.