by Arkansas Soul Media 11K Lives Impacted Arkansas, United States
GIVE to help Arkansas Soul get the camera equipment we need to capture diverse stories in Northwest Arkansas. This year for NWA Gives, Arkansas Sou...
GIVE to help Arkansas Soul get the camera equipment we need to capture diverse stories in Northwest Arkansas.
This year for NWA Gives, Arkansas Soul is striving to raise enough funds for a complete camera kit of our own. There are so many promising minority-based stories to tell in the Natural State.
With your help, we can acquire the following videomaking equipment to deliver dynamic, engaging stories about Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in our region:
On the wonderful chance we fully meet our goal, the funds you generous souls contribute will go to other camera equipment needs including camera lenses, a screen monitor, microphones and editing software.
BRINGING BIPOC FILM & WEB PROJECTS TO LIFE ...
The equipment we purchase will be used to film our very first web series h.e.ART & Soul.
In Northwest Arkansas and beyond, the arts are often seen as a source of entertainment, but they can also provide emotional healing. We'll explore this concept in a new web series called h.e.ART & Soul, a program that will feature Lakisha Bradley of My-T-By-Design Therapeutic Art Studio and other Black artists who will guide viewers through creative expression forms of healing, dealing and coping.
YOU CAN HELP IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
WE'RE NEW HERE & NEEDED IN THE CURRENT MEDIA LANDSCAPE
Y'all, media representation matters... like, a lot! Noticing the absence of something while recognizing the significance of seeing it for the first time is an example of how and why representation in media matters. The absence of stories about people of color does not mean they are not there, it’s more likely that they simply aren’t being presented to a wide audience.
THAT'S WHERE ARKANSAS SOUL COMES IN!
We want to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous and people of color living in Arkansas. Arkansas Soul is a nonprofit digital publication sharing content created by and for BIPOC Arkansans. Our goal is to share the experiences of minority communities through audio, video and the written word.
At Arkansas Soul, our role is to represent communities of color that are often left out of the larger narrative of this state even though they have been and continue to be a vital part of our home.
We are here to listen to and lift up your stories, your truths, your hopes.
We look forward to the conversations to come and are excited to offer a new platform for those who have felt like their voices historically have not been heard. It is an honor and a privilege to share the stories of the people who are the soul of Arkansas.
Thank you for contributing to a larger narrative and funding talented writers of color across the Natural State!