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Maroon Arts & Culture (Maroon AC) was founded by theatre practitioner and educator L. J. on Juneteenth 2019. After years of searching for a sense of belonging in the mainstream, she did like so many others have done before her and created her own space in the wilderness. You are invited into this space as an equal contributor. We honor your experiences. We value your story. We welcome you into our modern Maroon community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and empower through cultural programming and performing arts. This is what we hope to achieve:

  • Accessible arts and culture programming.
  • Celebration of cultures that have been historically underrepresented.
  • Curation of events that resonate with a diverse patronage.
  • Cultivation and presentation of new works with emphasis on underrepresented communities.
  • Support for independent artists and content creators.
  • Production of work by established artists, especially those who are underproduced.
  • Community driven events that celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Creation of digital content that can be shared and archived.
  • Support for kids and teens by providing arts and culture programming, content and educational opportunities.

The Building Fund

To donate to the Building Fund, Click HERE.

Though we have cancelled all of our in person events for the foreseeable future, we are continuing to work on our mission of empowerment through arts education and cultural programming. We will be planning a socially distant fundraiser in Los Angeles for September. For first dibs on ticket information, click here.

Live Events

Where We Are:

Though we have cancelled all of our in person events for the foreseeable future, we are continuing to work on our mission of empowerment through arts education and cultural programming through our efforts online. We are currently planning several acting workshops and classes as well as Yoga for Artists Online.

Where We Want To Be:

In addition to online programming, we anticipate Season 2 to be full in-person events. We are committed to offering at least one production from an existing play, the development of at least one original piece, and several art and music showcases. If you have an idea for a show, or are an artist living anywhere who wants to be on our radar, click here.

We will also be planning a socially distant fundraiser in Los Angeles for September. For first dibs on ticket information, click here.

Online Presence

Where We Are:

Starting in August we will begin sending out a monthly newsletter with articles, book, theatre and art releases and reviews, artist spotlights, quick lessons for kids and teens and more.

Where We Want To Be:

We believe that our online presence will make Maroon Arts and Culture stand out from other arts organizations. Because art should be accessible to all, we want our efforts to be as vigorous online as they are in person. Your donations will go to the creation of a website that will not only house the type of information outlined in our newsletter, but will also be a hub of content featuring creatives and artists of color and a place where art can be livestreamed without being censored or buried in an algorithm. If you have an idea for online content, click here.

Podcast/Digital Content

Where We Are:

Mysteries in Black Histories Podcast. We are currently developing a podcast that takes an in-depth look into mysterious occurrences across the diaspora including the Black Madonnas of Trinidad and the disappearance of Simon Northrop.

Where We Want To Be:

If there is interest from the community, we would like to take this podcast into Season 2. We are also accepting proposals from POC podcasters for additional programming. If you have an idea for a podcast, click here.

Curriculum

Freedom School is open for registration! CLICK HERE for info!

Where We Are:

We are currently working with certified teachers on developing curriculum around Black, Indigenous and Latinx history for students ages 10-18.

Where We Want To Be:

We would like to broaden the reach of these untold stories by developing video content, including an animated series, to accompany our lesson plans. Your donations goes toward studio time and technical needs as well as paying POC teachers, graphic designers and animators.