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Artist Nick Burns Named Recipient of PAC-Sponsored Brandon Fellowship Alumni Studio at GCCA


Premier Arts Collective and the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) have teamed up to award one alumni of the prestigious Brandon Fellowship a free artist studio through August 2024. Nick…

Premier Arts Collective Announces New Brand


The non-profit organization, Premier Foundation, announced it has re-branded and will now be known as Premier Arts Collective.The new mission focuses on creating and implementing experiential programs that offer healing and therapy through the arts and music to serve the underprivileged and those affected by trauma and abuse.“After years of developing and supporting a variety of charitable projects around the world, it became clear that our organizational purpose was being refined,” says Gene Krcelic, President of Premier Arts Collective.  “Whether it was in Cambodia, Cuba, Jordan, The Bahamas and even here in the U.S., almost every project contained an element of therapeutic art or music.”“While working with artists Jared Emerson and Troy Murray, we have seen, first-hand, how powerful and transformative the process of creating art can be,” Krcelic adds.  “Whether it is a veteran struggling with PTSD, a child living in a third-world orphanage, a young girl who…

Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church to Hold Dedication of New Sanctuary


On Sunday, March 28, 2021, Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church, under the direction of Reverend Charles Duplessis, will hold the day-long Sacred Place Dedication Ceremony for the newly-completed sanctuary at 1720 Flood Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  “The Premier Foundation has been a blessing and instrumental in raising over $500,000 to complete the construction of Mount Nebo,” says Reverend Duplessis.  “Their friendship, commitment and dedication has been unwavering since 2013 when they offered to help rebuild the church and community center.”In the summer of 2005, Hurricane Katrina forever changed the city of New Orleans, especially in the Lower Ninth Ward, where less than 30 of the 72 churches have been rebuilt in the area.  Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church was completely demolished as what was left of the building rested under 20 feet of water.  The Premier Foundation stepped in and helped organize campaigns to raise funds and rebuild what was…

2020 Annual Impact Report Released


The 2020 Premier Foundation Annual Impact Report was recently released. Click below to read about the lives touched and communities changed in 2020. 2020 Annual Impact Report

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