Uprising Theater is raising funds to commission the work of black female and non-binary artists.
Art is a pillar of revolution. It is inherently interactive, forcing society as a whole to engage with the perspectives of individual communities. From twelve story murals to fashion to photography or dance, art gives voice to the people.
Our goal is to commission, at least ten, black female or non-binary artists to make a piece in the medium of their choosing. This could be an existing piece or an original, as long as it falls under the scope of Uprising Theatre’s mission: using art to amplify voices of those who are marginalized.
Uprising will ask that the artists spend no more than 8 hours working on original pieces as artists will be pay $120 per commission. (If we raise more than the $1,200 goal, we will commission more artists.)
Commissioned artists will have full flexibility over medium and style. The piece could be a spoken word poem, a culinary dish, screen print, dj set etc. Our only restriction: we must have the ability to share the piece with our online audience. If artists provide a live theatrical or performance piece, we will require a video recording.
This is a time of radical change. As a Palestinian American theater company, our mission has always been to amplify the voices of marginalized communities seeking social justice. We want to pay artists to do what they do best: express themselves.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help us commission black female and non-binary artists.