TheBLVD is committed to supporting creatives of all disciplines and from all backgrounds. We also understand the unique challenges that face creatives of color. 
Created in late 2020, The Black Arts Matter initiative seeks to uplift and amplify the voices of Black and other creatives by developing opportunities to center them.

 

Through this initiative, we've: 

 

 

Through this initiative, we've: 

 

 

 

Developed the Black Arts Matter Directory providing artists of color with a free, searchable, customizable public facing page, organized in one easy to find location.
 
 
Partnered with GSU Clarkston to present the Black Arts Matter Showcase, featuring visual artists in a professional gallery showing.
 
 

 

Awarded over $2500 in funding and development opportunities to artists of color through our BLVD Project grants and TheBLVD Boost.