VozFrontera is a center for youth engagement, leadership, and local arts incubation in Nogales, Arizona. The center offers documentary arts mentoring with youth, artist- and scholar-in-residence programs, and co-working lab space for young leaders and entrepreneurs. It represents an innovative partnership between the Southwest Folklife Alliance, the University of Arizona, and individuals and organizations in Nogales.
VozFrontera is administered by the Southwest Folklife Alliance, which initiated the program with a 2017 National Creative Placemaking grant from ArtPlace America. The program will eventually be housed in the Castro House, former residence of Arizona’s first Mexican-American governor, which was gifted to UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and is currently being remodeled.
Here’s a video about VozFrontera, as we envisioned it in 2017.