Abby Hoover
Managing Editor

UPDATE: As of May 16, the May 21 concert at Knuckleheads has been postponed until July 15 due to a death in the family.

Art As Mentorship, a Northeast-based nonprofit focused on transforming young artists through access to world-class mentorship, real-world skill development and mental health support, is gearing up for a busy summer.

On July 15, Making Movies, the band who founded the organization, will perform at Knuckleheads. They’ll be selling t-shirts that benefit Art as Mentorship as a part of a collaboration between Charlie Hustle and Kate Cosentino from The Voice.

Cosentino, a Kansas City native, participated in Art As Mentorship’s summer programs as a young artist.

Art as Mentorship is also recruiting for its annual Ignition Camp, which runs June 5-10. In this week-long camp, young artists will band together and write original songs to perform at a concert. They’re looking for sign-ups from kids ages 12-18.

Finally, Art as Mentorship is almost done with this semester’s songwriting camps and they’re getting ready for the final performance at Chicken N Pickle in Overland Park on May 10.

More information about Art As Mentorship’s upcoming events can be found at