Shalonda Ingram | Founder, Nursha Project™

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Shalonda Ingram is a social entrepreneur committed to empowering communities via the arts. In doing so, Nursha employs place-based strategy enabling and encourages free exchange between audience and artist as a way of building the courage to work for change.

Her early work, founding the social enterprise “Born Brown: All Rights Reserved,” sought to promote understanding and collaboration among people of color of diverse origins.  Born Brown creates products featuring original works of art that counter oppressive media with messaging and merchandise that evokes self-acceptance and self-love.

Shalonda’s work as Producer at Dance Theater Workshop represented the opportunity to mix the global view  honed in Born Brown with the innovative staging created for Nursha inside an organization of long tradition and high regard.

In recognition of excellence in this body of work, she accepted invitations to City of Oakland Funding Advisory Board and the Brooklyn Arts Council Council Community Arts Regrant Program, City of Oakland Arts Funding Advisory Board and  She has also  received nominations for the Corporation National & Community Services Eli Segal Award.

Nursha Project is Sponsored by Fronde Baliste.




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