Our Founder and her Senior Project
Three years ago the Host an Artist program was founded by Josefina Sundblad, an exchange student from Argentina, who was studying at North Kingstown High School.
This program began as her Senior Project, a requirement at all Rhode Island schools. It's a year-long effort to create something—a product, a service or an event. Students follow a format of research, execute and report.
Since she was planning for a career in art, Josefina created this program to have a positive impact on the arts community in her temporary hometown. She wanted the festival artists to enjoy the hospitality she received during her year in Rhode Island.
Josefina is currently studying art and design in Bolzano, Italy.