Last summer, the organization launched in Canada with its first international showcase, in Montreal QC and Vancouver BC. RAW artists has since also opened in London UK as well as five new Australian cities.
Armed with the mission of connecting artists across genres so that they can grow together, RAW currently showcases independent artists in fashion, music, visual art, film, performing art, photography, hair and makeup, in over 80 cities across the U.S., Australia, U.K and now Canada each month. RAW focuses on providing these artists with the tools and resources needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. Since its conception in 2009, RAW has showcased over 35,000 artists and has hosted over 600 local art-infused events.
RAW connects the creative community both online (www.RAWartists.org) and offline.
After five years of successfully promoting and connecting independent artists in the United States, the organization has put into motion the goal of expanding an already international network to several more creative communities in Canada.
“I was very much looking forward to making Canada a part of our creative network," said RAW Founder and Executive Director Heidi Luerra. “To watch our young organization grow so quickly because of the support and passion from independent artists everywhere is inspiring and a true testament to the power of art."
MORE ON RAW: RAW artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. RAW’s mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW Headquarters in based in Southern California and hosts RAW events in over 50 cities across the U.S per month from February-October. For more info, www.RAWartists.org