Our Mission

RIZE – RESIST – RECLAIM

Our purpose is to disrupt white supremacy in the art world by bringing more diverse stories. Our predecessors already created the culture. We deserve creative autonomy.

Everything we feature prioritizes the perspectives, experiences, and needs of QTBIPOC + BIPOC. Art that expresses the conditions of an unjust society and facilitates healing. 

 RIZE is a place that centers QTBIPOC + BIPOC people and amplifies our ideas, experiences, and perspectives in a way that honors and celebrates our unique stories, validates our experiences, and inspires – utilizing art to educate, heal and activate those around us. If QTBIPOC + BIPOC people aren’t shaping our own stories, then our stories aren’t getting told. 

White heteronormative media leaders control the narrative around the work of marginalized identities. Present-day conglomerates may fill the most necessary spaces with enough Black and Brown creatives to save face, but many of these self-proclaimed culture-shifting platforms are not BIPOC-owned or ran.

RIZE’s most meaningful goals are representation in the art world and creating creative ecosystems. Through RIZE initiatives and practices a whole community of people will work to constantly carve out space for QTBIPOC + BIPOC creatives. 

We are currently working to get our 501c3 license so that we can

better serve community.

 

RIZE acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

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