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
December 2014, The Foundation for Art In Motion(AIM), CTM Sisters Productions, Mano Films, BK Style Foundation and all of the AIM artists and musicians, will conduct art, music, photography and filmmaking workshops in the Dominican Republic’s sugarcane fields of Batey 106.ecember 2014, The Foundation for Art In Motion(AIM), CTM Sisters Productions, Mano Films, BK Style Foundation and all of the AIM artists
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.
The overall purpose of the Batey 106 Project program is to introduce basic artistic skills such as painting, sketching as well as composition, shading and mural painting, photography, filmmaking and music theory and composition to 150 children, teens and young adults from Batey 106.
Batey 106 Projectʼs goals also include gathering resources and finding sustainable solutions to the community issues of malnutrition, a lack of irrigation for community farming and deficits in the education system and teaching staff for the community school.