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Our Mission

Garage Arts Project (GAP) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing an intimate and immersive platform for artists and audiences to foster creativity and goodwill, increase appreciation of the arts, and strive for better cultural understanding.

 

Our Vision

Engage, collaborate, and transform local communities through the power of creative expression.

 

Our Core Beliefs 

We believe that performing arts can provide a unique insight into our diverse and vibrant community. We believe that performing arts has the power to bring different cultural ethnicities and backgrounds together. We believe in providing a safe space for engagement, exploration, and the exchange of ideas. 

 

Our Core Values

We value creativity, critical thinking, innovation, integration, collaboration, and partnerships.

 

Our Core Areas

Enhance – professional skill development through masterclasses and workshops

Engage – outreach programs in local communities 

Explore – promote inter and intra-cultural collaborations across different art forms

Enrich – organize festivals in intimate spaces, thereby increasing artist/audience engagement and interaction

Experience – organize immersive retreats that would unite, build camaraderie, and create a wholesome experience

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Our Roots

GAP was started by Renuka Rajagopalan in Plano, TX. She had invited some people to her garage dance studio for a low-key, intimate gig. Eight people gathered to enjoy Afro-Cuban live music and dancing, and soon, everyone realized how the experience transformed their view of such curated events.

GAP has grown into a community of artists, hosts, and members who gather to curate in-person and virtual events. Our goal is to support and promote the work of performing artists by creating opportunities to network, collaborate, develop, and advance their art.

Meet the Board

We are a passionate team of art enthusiasts; some are artists, and some contribute to art in many ways. Ultimately, our goal is to provide a space for diverse communities to come together to enjoy arts in all its form.

Advisory Team

Creative Team

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