The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation recognizes the importance of exposing youth to fine arts and creative expression. We utilize our platforms and programming as a tool to heal and sustain mental wellness through theraputic techniques including: sound therapy & meditation, dance movement therapy, visual and performing arts.
Hilda Willis, Creative Arts Director
Hilda has performed numerous roles throughout her extensive career. Some of her professional roles include: Lady Capulet Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Charlotte Falsettos, Amy Stone Wall Country, Ancestor The Legacy, Mother Breath Boom and Chlorine Glory Bound. Hilda has served as either artistic or creative director for the following: Performing Arts Program For Youth, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, CityKids Foundation, The Michael Bolton’s Safe Space of New Haven, Positive Youth Troupe (PYT), Bronx, NY; and resident artist for The National Black Theatre (NBT). Willis has acted as director, advisor or consultant to celebrities, a wide range of arts organizations, and institutions of higher learning.
TASF Artist Spotlight
The TASF Artist Spotlight is designed to showcase talent from within the arts and entertainment industry who are also activists passionate about strengthening community ties, educating, and empowering others.
Creative Writing Workshop
Our creative writing programs are designed to give participants the opportunity to share their perspectives on the subjects that impact their lives. Through the use of prose, poetry, short stories, and plays, our workshops will not only amplify the voices of our community, but also find solutions while taking a positive/proactive role in the outcomes.
Check out the zine launch from our young writer’s workshop: The Pandemic Diary
2021: Celebrating Afeni
We take great pride in knowing that we have been given the opportunity to continue the work of our founder, Afeni Shakur. Her light will forever shine bright through the mission and vision of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. For 2021, we are developing several programs that will become annual activations in Afeni’s honor such as a legacy fund, documented testimonials, publications and productions.
2021: Alumni Speaks
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation believes that our youth are our greatest human resource. The goal for creating this program is to offer continued opportunities for our alumni to work with the foundation and engage our community. In addition to providing employment, life skills and professional development, our alumni will mentor interns and act as advisors to various programs and creative productions.