COMMUNITY EDUCATION

LIVE PERFORMANCES

CULTURAL PRESERVATION

WHAT IS R.I.S.E.?

R.I.S.E. (Responsive Initiatives for Social Empowerment),

is an independent minority led  501c3 non profit community arts organization dedicated to the development of creative programming and events that aim to transcend cultural barriers while promoting more awareness, vibrancy, inclusiveness and resiliency for the greater Chattanooga communities.

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OUR NEXT CHAPTER
...AND STILL WE RISE

CURRENT PROGRAM INTIATIVES

ROOTED IN COLOR

 

VISUAL ART POP-UP EXHIBIT

SIX 18 Restaurant & Lounge

NOVEMBER 2021 - JANUARY 2022

We are STILL celebrating our city's cultural landscape by collaborating with Six18 Restaurant & Lounge, downtown's newest venue that offers "SOUTHERN CUISINE WITH A MODERN TWIST" to present "Rooted In Color" - A visual arts showcase series featuring the works of Nathan Stepney, Dr. Valerie Smith and La-Tesia Danielle Poole!

 

Their exquisite artwork is up and is currently for sale!! Please continue to support  and celebrate our local artists as well as our local businesses of color.

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THE SPRITUAL REMIX PROJECT

 

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF EP COMING 

IN LATE DECEMBER 2021

Early in 2021, we selected three local vocalists (Troy Williams, Donyea Billings and Valorie McKibbon

to participate in our Creative Entrepreneurship Initiative exclusively for vocalists called The Music Box Project.

 

We are so proud to launch their completed musical project that places focus on one of America's favorite musical genres, Gospel & Spiritual music.

 

Stay tuned for more information on their upcoming live performance dates and official release of their project to purchase in December 2021.

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CREATE

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AMPLIFY

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RISE ONLINE

#STAYwoke

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping the health and well-being of our audience, creative community of artists and performers, visitors, staff  and interns our top priority, we have temporarily limited our indoor programs and services at our sites.

 

We are now pivoting our focus in providing much needed support and information to our community members, with a special emphasis on our creative cultural communities.

  

We continue to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact it may have in our community and will continually update and provide details on our website as they become available.

 

Be well, be safe and thank you for your continued support and understanding.