We connect art and digital media with the social fabric of our lives
by working with projects that have underlying social, spiritual, cultural value.
We produce & support projects that have social relevance or
contribute to a deeper understanding of cultural,
spiritual and civic involvement in the world.
Iris Arts & Education Group, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded by Jan Camp in 1992 to be a container for emerging visual artists to show and share their work.
Verona Fonte became Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors, in 1997. Verona added to Jan’s focus by working mainly in the emerging digital media arena. She began by assisting young people to become competent visual storytellers, using the internet as their distribution vehicle.
In more recent years, as education, access to production tools, and distribution of art and media have been transformed by the internet, the mission of IrisArts.org has expanded to include the production of digital medium projects for other nonprofits organizations in socially relevant arenas. We donate our services, productions, training and software to nonprofit organizations who we believe have educating, informing and inspiring projects where heart, head and the public good are aligned.
When approached by funded sources offering to pay us for services, we accept, as this is how we maintain our funding. But this is never the basis for our project selection.
Iris support includes organizational consultation, fiscal sponsorship, production of media, websites and promotional materials to aid a partnering organization’s mission and objectives. These materials range from websites to short movies, and include posters, postcards and books.
Iris also continues to work with well known artists, creating short films with socially relevant narratives.
The goddess Iris is the messenger of the Greek gods.
She represents a bridge connecting the human world and the divine.
and is imagined as the Rainbow.