We are a youth-led platform designed to support artists and push for greater diversity and equity in the arts.
Despite the lack of attention, there is an overwhelming imbalance of power and discrimination in all industries, especially the arts. From the lack of representation of non-cis creators and carefully structured male dominance in producing/editing to the prevalence of racist stereotypes and oppression of disabled creators, discrimination is everywhere. While there have thankfully been breakthroughs in recent years, we cannot allow this inequity to continue dominating the arts.
The mission statement of Project Said is to promote diversity and equity in the arts by uplifting artists that face discrimination in their work and sharing their work. From aspiring masters to after-school club participants, we want to uplift the youth and introduce a new future for the arts all around the world.
We are exceptionally proud of being able to support artists around the world. Currently, while most of our work comes from Asia and the United States, we accept and highly encourage artists from all regions and backgrounds.
Project Said is an entirely youth-led platform, feel free to check out our staff on the "OUR STAFF" page. Interested in becoming a staff member? Don't hesitate to apply to Project Said by filling out a form found under the "Our Content" section (it can also be found on our Contact page). The minimum age requirement for our staff is 13 but if you are under 13 and still passionate about the project, feel free to contact us and we'll see if there's anything we can work out!
Our "Lemon Meringue" page is dedicated entirely towards work/material that faces discrimination and inequality in all of its forms. While we regularly feature all types of work from our artists, we specially highlight "artivism" on this page. Project Said is devoted towards artistic activism and we wanted to showcase this work on a specific page, and thus "Lemon Meringue Pies" was born.
The name comes from a Maya Angelou quote: "You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?"
As youth, we are facing a myriad of sour lemons in the world. Project Said aims to make a few lemon meringue pies with the creators that we feature. Please check out their work!
We currently feature digital art, music, and writing. However, we are always open to submissions in various forms of mediums. Ranging from photography and short films to playwriting and monologues, feel free to submit whatever medium you feel comfortable in. Have any questions? Go to our Contact page or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org