4 Plus 4 Equals is a collaborative endeavor produced by HATCH, Via Hope, and Fusebox. More information about each of these participating organizations can be found below.
HATCH is the coordinating partner for this initiative, providing technical assistance and consultation on effective collaboration between artists and social change leaders, facilitating community dialogue and engagement, and assisting with outreach to Austin creative and social change networks. HATCH’s mission is to bring together artists and social change leaders across sectors to solve problems and transform communities. HATCH is a project of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, which works to expand opportunity for low-income Texans.
Executive Director, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Program Manager, HATCH
Peer Support Coordinator
Via Hope is the primary mental health partner for the project, providing consultation on relevant issues in mental health and coordination of the involvement of people with lived experience as partners in the project. Via Hope’s mission is to provide education, training, and consultation to empower individuals, families, and youth to develop resilience, achieve recovery, and further mental health system transformation.
Fusebox is the primary arts partner for the project, providing artistic consultation, curatorial support, marketing and PR assistance, coordinating the involvement of visual artists and designers in the project, and producing the actual prints. Fusebox’s mission is to champion groundbreaking works of art across a variety of different mediums with a focus on innovation, education, collaboration, and creating new avenues of conversation.
Executive & Artistic Director