1520 Arts is committed to providing a variety of quality, Hip Hop based programs to the community. Our programs combine art and movement with context and education about Hip Hop Culture. Programming is delivered through four core initiatives. Each area has a specific focus and goal but all are designed to deliver the best experience possible to participants. Follow the links below to learn more about each core and how you can participate.

The HERC is a full time facility dedicated to Hip Hop arts. Created to provide high quality Hip Hop arts education to adults and youth in Salt Lake County.  The HERC hosts a variety of dance, DJ and art classes, as well as weekly open practices.  Visit the HERC website to learn more and see the class schedule.

They Reminisce is a stage production created and produced by 1520 Arts.  The all local cast takes you on a journey through Hip Hop’s history & culture.  Join them as they experience the success and exploitation of the 80’s and the underground resurgence of the 90’s. Experience Hip Hop’s golden era through the dancing, music, fashion and history that defined each decade.

Education & Community Engagement

1520 Arts partners with several community organizations and municipalities.  Through these partnerships we provide after school programming to under served youth in Salt Lake County.  Additionally, 1520 Arts provides Hip Hop based classes, workshops, and assembly programming through out the county.  By removing barriers to access, 1520 Arts is able to bring creative Hip Hop arts programming to students who otherwise would not have access.

During the year 1520 Arts produces and performs at a variety of events.  1520 Arts has performed at The Utah Arts Festival, Utah State Fair, Urban Arts Festival, DIY Festival, Mural Fest and many more.  In addition to performing, 1520 Arts produces it’s own Battles and Art focused events.  Battles and workshops take place through out the year and offer the local community regular competitions and social events.  The 1520 Weekend combines workshops by some of Hip Hop’s most iconic figures and a local art show.  These events provided our community with opportunities to perform as well as socialize and sharpen their skills.

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