Who We Are

Shooting Without Bullets is an expressive arts program that provides a framework for black and brown youth in Cleveland to develop and utilize their artistic voice to process the complex social issues affecting their lives & community. Our youth artists range from ages 14-19 and reside in Cleveland, Ohio.  Armed with cameras, art supplies, and knowledge of the systemic issues facing their communities, these teens fill gallery walls and performance stages with their perspectives. They have created powerful visual and performance art, exhibited their work to thousands, filmed a documentary, and graced the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shooting Without Bullets is both art and activism, and is dedicated to bettering the Cleveland community, while documenting its beauty and its pain.

 Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts, 2017  Model: Jasmine, 17, Photographer

Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts, 2017

Model: Jasmine, 17, Photographer

 
 Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts 2017  Model: Ezra, 18, Photographer

Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts 2017

Model: Ezra, 18, Photographer

 Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts, 2017  Model: Ezra, 18, Photographer

Carly Heywood X [S w/o B] , Black Beasts, 2017

Model: Ezra, 18, Photographer