Transforming Lives & Communities Through the Arts


The Barat Foundation at the 10th Anniversary FP YouthOutCry Gala. We are so grateful to be honored at this beautiful event celebrating Al-Tariq Best and the HUBB.


Each summer the Barat Foundation’s Willie Cole Young Artist Scholarship Program provides outstanding Newark students the opportunity to study abroad. This year our four Willie Cole Young Artists will study in Iceland and create a film documenting Iceland’s sustainable energy industry. Congratulations to the 2016 Willie Cole Young Artist Scholarship Award Recipients:
Gabriel Cuadrado (St. Benedict’s Prep), Jennifer Dios (Science Park High School), Jahlin Fernandez (Science Park High School), MacGregore Jeune (St. Benedict’s Prep).

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Newark was filled with thousands upon thousands of people at the Portuguese Day Festival in the Ironbound. The energy was amazing and the parade was a success. It was truly an honor to be a part of this day. Thank you to anyone who came out to support us.

350 Founders Day

Newark came out in full force on Founders Day Weekend to paint history with the Barat Foundation. A special thank you to our Brazilian artist in residence, Rene Nascimento who designed the panels of the Culture/Diversity Animodule, and to the Benjamin Moore Foundation, which generously supplied the paint. A special shout out to the HUBB and FP Youth Outcry and their beautiful children who braved the weather to paint with us, and to the Fireman and Policemen who joined the fun.

Click here for more photos on the project!

The Animodule™ History Project is creating 5 Animodules with the help of Newark’s senior citizens and students in all 5 wards of the city. Together Newark’s senior citizens and children are researching Newark history and choosing historic figures and events to feature on the sculptures. These sculptures will be visual narratives of Newark, each one representing a theme and paying homage to the rich and diverse history of the city. With generous support from the Newark Celebration 350 Foundation, the Reitman Foundation, PSEG Foundation and the Benjamin Moore Foundation.

Click here to follow the process of the Animodule 350 History Project on our blog!
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The Barat Foundation 8th Annual Creation Nation™ Art & Peace Parade took place on October 17th, which marked it the official kick off for Newark’s 350th Anniversary Celebration!

Click here for more photos from the 8th Annual Creation Nation Art & Peace Parade 2015!


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