Bio: Renata Brown Renata’s zeal for the arts and motivational speaking comes from being an artist. She is an accomplished songstress, poet, speaker and visual artist who began writing poetry at eight years old. “At the heart of me” she states “I am a creative”. Renata is featured in several anthologies and has appeared on numerous Radio talk shows. She self -published ‘Simply Life is a Poem’ in 2010. In her own words “Artistry is not a hobby for me. The arts are my passion and ministry. Helping others release their creativity is my mission.” Renata is the Founder and Executive Director of the GANSPA Awards (Gifted Artists Neo Soul and Poetry Awards) and Arts On 365.com “A Place for Artists;” both provide platforms for the development and celebration of Indie Artists. Ms. Brown is also a licensee of the Genius is Common movement. The Movement was founded by Bruce George who is the Co-founder of Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam. The G.A.N.S.P.A . Organization’s mission is to support artists year round through its education and mentoring programs as well as spotlight excellence through the Annual Awards Ceremony. The annual event features a daytime Business, Arts and Book Fair Expo. The evening is topped off with an Awards Show Gala that bestows over 20 honors and supports the organizations official charity Kier’s Hope.org whose founder is Kier (Junior) Spates of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. The GANSPA Awards have honored such notables as Actor Tommy Ford, Radio Personality Joyce Littel, New Anchor JaQuitta Williams,3x Grammy Nominated, Vocalist Angie Stone. The Awards ceremony has featured performances and appearances artists such as, George Tandy Jr., Lyfe Jennings, 2x Grammy Winner Monshe Eshe of Arrested Development and the Emmy winning Hank Stewart. Renata holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She also received a certification in graphic design from Kennesaw State University of Georgia. Renata served as marketing and advertising director for the Hopewell Baptist Church Drama Guild. In 2013 she booked talent for the show Spoken Sound of Soul on independent artists, station Be100Radio.com. The station is owned and operated by Deb Antney, of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Renata is the current membership chair (2017) for AAFTA(African Americans for the Arts).