In 2012, sisters Ali and Celine Dipp founded Sunhouse Arts (formerly Youth Collaboration of the Arts). Since its conception, Sunhouse Arts has raised over 10,000 dollars from our theatre and film showings and have donated all net profits to humanitarian efforts in the El Paso-Juárez area (sunhousearts.org). We are now fiscally sponsored as a charitable fund under the Paso Del Norte Foundation. Available at: sunhousearts.org.
Responding to the need for digital platforms in COVID-19, I spearheaded Work Project, a Living Archive of Today’s Southwest. Work Project connects the public to 250 artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and research/public institutions across eight states and two countries. Distinguished guests included recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Arts, Emmy-nominated chef, Young People’s Poet Laurate, and a Congresswoman and former Congressman/Presidential Candidate. The site includes an art gallery, articles, a literary anthology, featured photographers, a film essay series, cookbook, and seventy-five audio interviews. Available at: ourworkproject.org.
I cohosted and designed an original show for iHeartRadio to celebrate and elevate the binational borderland’s history, culture, and commerce. The Pass of the North Radio Show spanned regionally and binationally. iHeartRadio broadcasted twelve episodes to three states—Texas, New Mexico, Arizona—and Mexico. Interviewees included the director of Spaceport America, two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Richard White, and renowned Chicano artist Gaspar Enriquez. Available: here.