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BLACK ARTISTS COMMUNITY
COALITION

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 Coalition. 

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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