A combination of love for the creative arts industry, and a keen desire to empower artists (specifically artists of color) shapes the trajectory of Rachel Gadson’s career. Hear how she has created an organization to support, promote and empower Black artists, and how she’s diving into the tech world to build an app to broaden the landscape.
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More about ILA Creative Studio and Rachel Gadson
ILA believes in the power of Black artists and exists to inspire and promote their creative works. Through educational experiences, empowering events, and intentional programming, they are creating a generational web of growth and expansion within the arts.
As a young Black girl from the south side of Chicago, Rachel’s city and environment have always been cultural influences on my creative spirit. She thrives off of creative expression and connection, and as an artist, one of her biggest challenges in advancement became access and resources. As she’s learned to progress, Rachel now seeks to be the connection with ILA as a trusted resource. Creating community through connection to help Black artists get the opportunities they deserve is the backbone of the company’s impact.
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