1998-2018 Creative Director & Founder - Francis Palazzolo

2016-2018 Being Neighborly

Art collective for adults from socially marginalized communities; approx. 20 members. Founded with the goal of self-sustainability and Peer-Run Programming.


2012-2016 Healing Arts Initiative Studio & Gallery

Community art studio, gallery and supportive services for adults from socially marginalized communities; approx. 75 members. Vast strides were made in a few years, objective goals exceeded expectations. The work effort and synergy was often referred to as an artistic empowerment zone.

1998-2012 HAI Studio and Gallery

Community art studio and gallery for adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues; approx. 50 members. Located on Broadway, NYC, in a colossal Soho loft. The program took place every Saturday throughout the headquarters of HAI. Eventually, program activities spread to six days a week.           



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