We are an offshoot of our sister organization, EPFC. We look to them as the gold standard in community arts education. We find additional inspiration in grassroots arts organizations such as Bread & Puppet and consider them spiritual family. 

We are beginning this venture with the intent of transitioning to non-profit status once things are in motion. For the first year, once we obtain a semi-permanent space, we (Beaux and Gina) will be funding things out of pocket. We are aiming to eventually be a self-sustaining organization, largely funded by the community and possibly a coop model.