The Burghàlie Academy of Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for under-resourced youth by providing access to education, youth development opportunities, and other means that serve as healthy alternatives to behavioral challenges. We emphasize the prevention of homelessness, recidivism, and delinquency, as we aim to empower youth for healthy living as adults. Our organization has an emphasis on art and fashion; therefore, these two elements are the basis of all of our programming.
The Burghàlie Academy of Visual Arts began on the campus of Tallahassee Community College as a registered student organization. The entity was originally known as the "Burghàlie Visual Arts Society" and began with 4 members.
Our organization was founded in 2017 by Terrance Smith and Brandon Jones. The organization served as a service-based group with an emphasis on unity, diversity, and creativity.
As of 2023, we have been able to impact nearly 5,000 youth and families. This is both directly and indirectly.
Our vision is to create a more inclusive world by providing equitable opportunities for youth nationwide.
Our organization stands on the principles of equity, inclusion, and creative expression.
MEET OUR TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Public Relations Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Media
Assistant Studio Manager