RAW = Re-imagining the Arts Worldwide

"It starts with this irony: Wynwood's middle school doesn't have an art department… due to budget restraints… How can the most burgeoning art neighborhood on the planet have public schools that don't teach art or music?" - The Huffington Post

In the US, six million students receive no arts education, and 60 percent of American schools have seen their arts programs defunded. RAW began in 2014 and brought together a coalition of non-profits, organizations, artists, and administration to bring color and inspiration on Wynwood's Jose De Diego middle school's concrete walls and a school suffering a drought in budget for creativity.

Over 80 artists came together, and results were magnificent enough to increase school enrolment among the community. More kids were coming back to school, and class attendance increased. There was an increase in test scores, school pride, and a decrease in bullying and violence. RAW sent a shockwave of enthusiasm that proves it can better the school and its body through art. In 2016, RAW expanded as a campaign to support the creation of arts programs at schools nationwide.

Wynwood's Eneida M. Hartner elementary school is made up of a melting pot of minorities living below the poverty line, finding refuge from broken home life within the walls of education and a loyal, dedicated faculty. During Art Basel 2016, this elementary opened its doors for a carefully selected group of artists to beautify its walls and encourage art education throughout the community. RAW teamed up with European art project Stick Together to help broaden an international team of talent to maintain its already sterling level of skill. For years, the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami has seen a renaissance in arts, culture, and development. RAWs project has sparked a conversation and a process that bridges urban contemporary art and education through the very medium that has celebrated.

Join us, and get involved.


Here's what the press has to say about RAW

  • The Huffington Post
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Miami Herald
  • NPR
  • 1xRUN
  • Art Net News
  • Ocean Drive Magazine
  • Fusion
  • Graffiti Street
  • Rest Nova
  • Bohemian Riot
  • The Miami Laker
  • Miami's Community Newspapers
  • Urbanite
  • The Daily Wood
  • Street Art News

"These kids, who are considered "rough" around Miami, are calmer these days, because they feel that they're in a safe place now. They're more excited about coming to school and even come to the grounds on weekends to play basketball and hang out. Instead of trying to get access to charter schools, more kids are interested in sticking around, and more local children have inquired about enrolling."
The Huffington Post


Our partners include:

  • Wynwood Map
  • Wynwood Art District Association
  • Bakehouse Art Complex
  • Stick Together
  • U-doodle
  • Spinello
  • Fontaine
  • Prmary Projects
  • Product 81
  • Gregg Sheinbaum
  • Suviche
  • Wynwood Life
  • Branded Arts
  • Branded Arts
  • Original Dampkring Gallery
  • StreetArt.com
  • Advanced Concert Productions
  • Life in Color
  • Nekto
  • Yo! Miami
  • City of Denver Arts and Venues
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Tool Library
  • Green Sheen Paint
  • Home Advisor
  • Pop Culture Classroom
  • Sunstate Equipment

"As artists and developers have discovered Wynwood, a disconnect has emerged between the upscale newcomers and the Puerto Rican and African-American residents who have long lived there. This project is a small step in an effort to begin bridging that gap."
NPR (National Public Radio)


Many thanks to the artists involved for the time and effort they have contributed to make this project a reality. They include:

  • 2Alas

    2 Alas



  • Adnate


  • aholsniffsglue


  • AM


  • Luis Berros

    Luis Berros

  • Bik-Ismo


  • Buff Monster

    Buff Monster

  • James Bullough

    James Bullough

  • Caratoes


  • Diana Contreras

    Diana Contreras

  • Spencer Keeton Cunningham

    Spencer Keeton Cunningham

  • D*Face


  • Paola Delfin

    Paola Delfin

  • Don Rimx

    Don Rimx

  • dotdotdot

    Dot Dot Dot

  • Elle


  • Fin DAC

    Fin DAC

  • FL.Mingo


  • Seth Globepainter

    Seth Globepainter

  • Li Hill

    Li Hill

  • Kyle Holbrook

    Kyle Holbrook

  • Hoxxoh


  • Jufe


  • Kai


  • Kraser


  • Lebo


  • So Youn Lee

    So Youn Lee

  • Leza One

    Leza One

  • Anthony Lister

    Anthony Lister

  • The Lost Object

    The Lost Object

  • Madsteez


  • Makatron


  • Amanda Marie

    Amanda Marie

  • Marisol Medina

    Marisol Medina

  • Jose Mertz

    Jose Mertz

  • MRKA


  • MTO


  • Muro


  • Never 2501

    Never 2501

  • Nychos


  • Pastel FD

    Pastel FD

  • Pixel Pancho

    Pixel Pancho

  • Reka One

    Reka One

  • Santiago Rubino

    Santiago Rubino

  • RYCA


  • Alex Senna

    Alex Senna

  • Shark Toof

    Shark Toof

  • Snik


  • Magnus Sodamin

    Magnus Sodamin

  • Tava


  • Trek 6

    Trek 6

  • Tubs


  • Typoe


  • Txemy


  • Vexta


  • Axel Void

    Axel Void

  • Martin Whatson

    Martin Whatson

  • Word to Mother

    Word to Mother

  • Zed1


Contact Us:

For donations and more information, email us at robert@therawproject.org, or fill out the contact form below: