To help foster the self-expression of these artists by engaging them in constant creativity and collaboration, harnessing their energy and elevating their self-esteem towards higher education and the sport of creative competition.
To generate an educated global unified body of artists who are fully self-expressed & on point to change the world through their creativity.
Off The Wall Graffiti sees that talent is overlooked when the creation of it often destructs property. We see this as a cry for self-expression, acknowledgement and acceptance. We believe we will change their lives by giving the students an opportunity to create on sanctioned areas, have their community support them with competitions and cause others to relate to them as contributing participants in art. We strive to reach all levels of student – those who are afflicted by conflict, violence, social barriers and poverty as well as those whose talent is nurtured because we know that talent rises when urged along with a little healthy competition.
We believe that acknowledging them, mentoring them and providing a community for them will ultimately open their lives to a new future, one that they did not see for themselves prior. Our three-pronged approach to competition; mentoring and scholarship will elevate the student experience much like sports have. These students will feel confident to leave their mark on society, not on private property, when they engage fully with Off The Wall Graffiti.
By affecting artists doing graffiti along with the culture shift about graffiti and street art which is in an undeniable groundswell, globally we will leave a legacy of a unified body of artists who indeed change lives.
Our co-founders, Maura P. McCarthy and Paul A. Nassar are dedicated to the well-being of artists and the development of ground-breaking programs which shift the landscape of higher education, arts opportunity and problem solving while unifying artists across the globe to develop a web of creative thinkers poised to change the world through their work.
She has a BFA from the University of Michigan and has worked as a creative director with Warner Bros Records, Disney, and Mattel. She worked for years at Nestle USA managing an annual packaging budget of $13,000,000. She now writes, produces and directs on behalf of the charity and on personal projects in the form of documentaries, shorts and screenplays. He studied economics at the University of Dundee, Scotland, has shown his work across the US in over 50 curated shows. Originated multiple events to serve the creative community in New York City, where he is a native. His dedication to his craft has him collaborating or serving the cause everyday, because he loves it.
They hope that Off The Wall becomes a phrase synonymous with daring, self-expressed outrageousness in any medium and that their work in the street art community generates a ground swell of artists for the future unlike anything we have ever witnessed.