We believe creativity is central to self-expression, self-care, personal and professional growth, and transformation within communities of color.
I Am A Creator presents...
Auntie Maxine Waters blessed us all with a reminder on the importance of "reclaiming my time" in public spaces. But what about in our personal lives? Professional lives? Business? Join us for our first in-person event -- a salon-style discussion with other Creators of Color about how we can reclaim our minds, bodies, & spirit for the benefit of ourselves and our community. Light refreshments will be served. Come for the great views, stay for the good people and creative inspiration!
DATE AND TIME
Sat, August 12, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
A Rooftop Venue at
1215 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
Becoming a Catalyst for Creators of Color
We assign dozens of labels to People of Color every day, but “Creator” is rarely one of them. I Am A Creator wants to provide products and services centered around this vital self-affirmation. So this summer I Am A Creator is shifting from a creative passion project to a full-fledged startup.
I Am A Creator is now a movement, a network, and a company dedicated to igniting the creative spark in People of Color. We have plans to offer the following products and services:
- I Am A Creator Merchandise,
- Creative Confidence Workshops, and
- Innovative Networking Events.
In June 2017 we began competing against more than 100 entrepreneurs in the Washington DC eBay Startup Cup, an extreme build-a-business challenge. This July, GriffinWorx announced I Am A Creator: The Collective made the Top 12 of the competition. We will now compete for the semi-finals later this summer.
Watch our recent "How to Build A Business" Facebook Live to learn more or you can also read our blog - 5 Lessons from Competing in A Startup Challenge - to find out what secrets to success we learned from the experts.
Please check back and follow us on social media to keep up with our startup journey! #IAmACreator #Startuplife
Creators Wanted: #IAmACreator Magazine
The Collective defines "Creators" as those who are producing in:
- Art & Design,
- Community Action,
- Faith & Family,
- Health & Lifestyle,
- Policy & Law,
- Knowledge & Scholarship,
- Innovation & Technology,
- Business, Wealth, & Economic Empowerment.
Share Your Work Through #IAmACreator Online Magazine. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for submissions.
‘I Am A Creator’ is a vehicle built around the belief that everyone is valuable and every creative contribution matters to the ongoing healing within our community.
We are looking for leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and woke individuals who are interested in making a difference through our collective creative efforts.