November 18, 2021 — Art into Activism — Founder, Larissa D’Andrea, discusses social impact organizations Hard Knock Productions and Art into Activism for Ideamensch‘s Mario Schulzke.

Larissa D’Andrea speaks with Mario Schulzke about the formation of Art into Activism, a 501(c )(3) that focuses on supporting underserved and marginalized communities.

As a new founder, she shares her key learnings:

  • Authenticity is important to guide you through the good and the bad
  • Effective time and goal management provides a framework to tackle the critical few
  • People are important – invest time and energy to build relationships, understand different points of view, and be willing to learn together

Hard Knock Productions is a social impact production company focused on developing unique stories to increase the visibility of LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities, and we leverage these stories to educate others and advocate for marginalized communities through partnerships with non-profit organizations.

Art into Activism is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion of underserved and marginalized persons and communities, encourages environmental sustainability, and supports art that promotes positive social impact.