Artist’s NameSharon Robinson
Address1520 Fresno St NW
United States
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Facebook Profile (if any)DaHumble Beez
Tell us about you, the artist. Please include a few sentences of biographical information.

DaHumble Beez Inc. was formed as a youth group in “August 2015”- Present. DaHumble Beez Inc. became a 501(c)(3) on December 20, 2022, by passionate & concerned community members Sharon Robinson and Philip Robinson. Since its inception its outreach has primarily served youth, ages “4–17” and their family members. Its primary areas of focus have been emergency assistance for food, clothing and transportation as well as educational, cultural and empowerment opportunities to youth in the valley.

Please describe your artistic practice including the media you work in and your approach to your art.

1. To provide cultural, educational, counseling, health and lifelong learnings through a wide spectrum of experiences and opportunities.

2. To ensure that no one in the valley goes without food, clothing, transportation, shelter, basic needs, activities, and being in a safe place.

3. To provide services which will enhance the lives of youth thereby empowering their families and the community.

4. To provide activities which will give them something positive to do and keep them from wandering around in the street.

5. To give youth something positive to be a part of and deter them from wanting to be in gangs and all the negativity that comes with it.

6. To prevent teenage pregnancy while encouraging them to set and work towards fulfilling goals for themselves.

7. To team up with other agencies and offer whatever support is needed for the youth to be successful.

8. To encourage and show them how to be a prosperous, positive citizen in the community while being a part in building it up.

9. To work with all youth including inner city and low income while leaving no child or family behind.

10. To educate against gun violence.

Describe the proposed work or project.

For a decade, we have been continuing to being Grandma’s hands in the community. As a result, young people have stayed in school while making good grades, able to eat, participate in activities, that normally wouldn’t be able to stand up for different causes, travel to places to learn more about different cultures, participate in music workshops, educate on teenage pregnancy, gangs and being against gun violence. The proposal below is for the sole submission for seeking funds for community youth, ages “4-17” to continue to support our youth in participating in culture activities, dance, fashion shows and other culture performances throughout the Roanoke Valley. This document has been created to provide insight on the level of specificity needs across the board within the organization.

How will the work advance wellness, justice, or inclusion in Roanoke? Consider a community issue that you hope to address, something you want to celebrate or a condition you want to change.

• Provides aid with paying for and picking up medication when needed.
• Setup programs during spring break and summer break
• Assist in finding healthy homes for youth, when needed while monitoring and ensuring their safety.
• DaHumble Beez Inc. has teamed up with other organizations (Community ARTS Reach, Project Discovery, Goodwill, etc.).
• DaHumble Beez Inc. continues working with and emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community while being an outstanding citizen.
• I transport the youth in our personal vehicle to the different activities. This includes picking them up and dropping back off.

When do you anticipate undertaking the work? If the project is tied to a set event or date, let us know.

We are currently setting up activities for February 2024 thru June 2024. We are working on projects for Valentines Day for the youth in dance and other cultural events.

Are there partners in this effort? If so describe the partnerships and what each partner brings.


Your theory of change: How will the work advance your efforts as an artist toward an established goal? How will you, a partner organization, or the community be changed?

With Grandma’s hands, we will be able to keep the youth off the streets while creating a safe haven, educating them against gun violence prevention, provide meals, as the youth take part in their building their community..

How much money do you need to accomplish the project? (The allowed range is $500 – $3,000.)$3000
What other resources do you need to accomplish the project?

Support with locating upcoming events for DaHumble Beez Inc. to join with and to showcase our talents as a youth dance team and culture attributes in the community.

Attach a full budget for your project. Include all costs and revenues. This can be a spreadsheet, word document, PDF, or image.DaHumble-Beez-Budget-Feb-Jun-2024.xlsx
Submit your CV, resume, or brag sheet here.DaHumble-Beez-Bio-2023.docx
Do you have general liability insurance coverage for your arts-based business, either through your own policy or through a project partner?DaHumbleBeez Inc.