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2019 Inspired Child launched The Black Artists Coalition to assist in organizing existing collectives of black artists and individual black artist into a coalition and support the development of a shared vision and roadmap for a regional  Black Arts Community. Inspired Child has provided services to meet collective and individual artist needs over the years and is formalizing these offerings under the Black Artist Community Coalition. 


Black Artist Community Coalition Artist Interviews

Inspired Child interviewed 20+ Black Artists in September 2022 and found a need and a desire for

  • A multigenerational Black Artist Community coalition across artistic genres where all members of our community belong.

  • A value based artistic practice that centers exploration, healing, joy, curiosity 

  • Freedom to explore ones art forms on their own terms

  • Consistent Opportunities to build relationships and community among black artist

  • Artistic Development and Collaboration

  • Mentorship, Apprenticeship and Skill Sharing

  • Grant and Funding Support

  • Raise awareness of existing Black Artist Collectives within the black artist community

  • Raise visibility of black art and artists in Seattle

  • Collective Events Calendar 

  • Collective Gig Board

  • Documentation of work

  • Media Archive

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