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Artistic Noise is an arts and entrepreneurship program for youth in the juvenile justice system. By working both inside detention facilities and back in the community, Artistic Noise provides continuity for youth who are often experiencing trauma and upheaval in their lives. In Artistic Noise participants process and document their lives by creating artwork exploring themes such as identity, hope, incarceration, and dreams. Participants exhibit and market their artwork, learning transferable job and life skills from entrepreneurial projects and exhibit planning. The program reaches youth who often lack the skills, experience and maturity to succeed in standard employment training. Artistic Noise, formerly Hear Us Make Artistic Noise (H.U.M.A.N.), was founded in Boston in 2001 to work with young women in the juvenile justice system. In 2008 Artistic Noise developed a New York chapter to reach youth in facilities, reentry and community programs, working to provide continuity for youth experiencing challenges and transition in their lives.