svelata [sve-lá-ta] unveiled, revealed.
Mia Tavonatti, the founder of the Svelata Foundation, is using art and the transformative power of beauty to unveil the creative potential of humanity. With Svelata, a 501(c)(3) organization, Mia is determined to bridge the gap between non-artist and artist by educating society about the true nature of creativity, and by reinventing the way artists work. By exposing the creative processes of as many artists as possible, Mia hopes to demystify the “artist as magician” and to make creativity available to everyone.
Svelata sponsors artists who create works powerful and positive enough to inspire and transform…giving artists forums to exhibit their creations and build brand recognition with the creative initiatives we produce. It is our mission to give freedom back to the artist and to create innovative environments where their gifts are nurtured, exposed and celebrated.
Our artists pay their good fortune forward by becoming mentors to the students and emerging artists involved in our projects. They become the keepers of creative sparks, and provide examples for the youth in our programs to aspire to, while helping them maintain a constant connection to their dreams, and being a resource for their creative maturation. Upon graduation, these students may apply for our scholarships and, as recipients, are expected to pass it forward by recycling their good fortune back into the community with creative service.
In addition to our Power of Words Projects, mentoring, grants and scholarships, Mia has been educating teachers and students alike about the immense opportunities in the creative fields through classroom conversations and public speaking presentations.