Juwan J. Holmes
Founder & Curator, PRISM Collaborative
Selected Arts: Acting, Creative Writing, Dramatic Arts, Entertainment, Film, Journalism, Music, Poetry, Screenwriting, Songwriting, Theatre
Juwan Holmes is a Brooklyn-born, self-proclaimed multipotentialite (noun – a person who is strongly talented in multiple creative arts). Experienced and knowledgeable in numerous areas, yet fearlessly exploring the areas in which he isn’t, Juwan has amassed accomplishments and learned lessons that continuously motivate him to make a difference for others in various capacities.
” If there’s one thing I know very well in life, it’s experiences. I have had many of them and I have helped created many of them – now I’m making it my mission to provide my services to curate better experiences for all. I can provide you just about anything – photography, filmography, acting, creative writing, styling, on and on – that you need or didn’t realize you even need.”
CURATOR, Prism Collaborative
PRISM is my dream project – creating environments and opportunities for collaboration and/or the promotion of such in the arts. PRISM IMAGES was the beginning of a vision that is being developed on a much larger scale. Now, PRISM is becoming a reality that I hope to share – and grow – with others. PRISM Apparel promotes ideals of selflessness, originality, and equity, which is often lost or hidden from view.
Other Roles: Former Program Coordinator, Vivid Imagination INC. / Contributor, Kahuna Printed and Umber Life / Editor, Genius
FMR. PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Vivid Imagination Program
Vivid Imagination is an organization of unique, unmatched quality in media and education within urban environments. As both a former participant and current partner of the organization, I have developed qualities and learned skills that are not presented to those in inner cities or public educational spaces where they are needed more than ever. We work hard to bring those skills and qualities to as many youth as possible, whether it’s through digital media, visual arts, or life and career development workshop. With innovative curriculum and creative methods, Vivid Imagination is leading the way.
Credits Accrued at Vivid Imagination:
- Screenwriter, “N.E.R.D.S.” Episode 1-6
- Writer/Editor, “Rolling the Dice”
- Producer, “Truth Behind Mistakes
COMMUNITY EDITOR, Genius
Under my pseudonym ‘Kydd Karma’, I have amassed over 35,000 IQ points as an annotator, transcriber, and verified artist on the community-driven music site Genius (formally known as RapGenius). I was selected and crested an editor in November 2016.
CONTRIBUTOR, Kahuna Printed/Umber.Life Mag
In May 2018, I was honored to write my first article of many for the online publication Kahuna Printed, designed for more than just the average writer. Later that summer, the brand expanded and I joined sister website Umber.Life Magazine.
Youth Developer and Bold Leader, Good Shepherd Services
Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 26,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future.
Bold Leadership is one of Good Shepherd’s Core Values. The LGBTQ+ Bold Leaders are an initiative within Good Shepherd Services to promote and maintain equality and representation for the LGBTQ+ identifying participants and employees of GSS. We have the largest float among non-profit organizations in the annual New York Pride Parade and over 25% of the LGBTQ+ community in NYC benefits from our services.