Storytellers = Better Problem Solvers

Mosaic Community events and collaborations provide students with access to real-world digital media training, one-of-a-kind creative experiences and career exploration in their own community.

Afterschool Programs

We start building the pipeline to career preparedness with after school programs and summer camps. We’ve partnered with the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids Public Museum and ArtPrize Education. These opportunities allow students to explore their own narrative in a world that too often dismisses their stories.

Community Events

We invite the community to get involved with industry guest speakers and film screenings. We’ve partnered with 2019 Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott, author and Northwestern School of Communications associate professor Miriam Petty, director Kat Candler, and costume concept artist Phillip Boutte Jr. These events give students and the community-at-large the opportunity to meet and hear first-hand stories of leaders in creative industries.

Collaborative Videos

Student-led community projects are a chance to share the joy of storytelling with our community. We’ve partnered with industry professionals and education programs like WMCAT, Kentwood High School, Careerline Tech Center, Grand Rapids Art Museum, HQ, the Mayor’s Greening Initiative, and Project One by ArtPrize. These multifaceted projects provide nonprofit organizations with content and students with real digital media experience.


Check out our most recent community collaborative video projects!

Project One By ArtPrize

A series of projects focused on Belonging in Grand Rapids with WMCAT and IdeaLab summer program. Learn more

East Kentwood High School – A student project focusing on the diversity of Kentwood schools.
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HQ – Stories from clients of HQ, a runaway, and homeless youth drop-in center.

Grand Rapids Art Museum – A collaborative project with the Grand Rapids Opera and The Mosaic Film Experience based on a featured exhibit. Learn more

Public Museum Summer Camp – The Changing America exhibit was the inspiration for a community-based storytelling project on the history of African Americans in Grand Rapids from the Civil Rights era to today. Learn More

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks​​ – The Grand Rapids Mayor initiated a project with WMCAT students to tell a story about expanding the tree canopy in the city. Learn More

A student led collaborative film introducing the art of Brian Washington at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. Sponsored by 5/3rd Bank, The Mosaic Film Experience worked with students and instructors from CareerLine Tech to create this video to promote the exhibit in February of 2020.