THE WHITE RABBIT
There is often a very fine line between determination and insanity.
For those of us who are willing to brave the journey,
we will often find ourselves on a path that leads to something yet to be discovered.
"Following The White Rabbit" has a paradoxical meaning.
Whether you are following a "pipe dream”, one that leads you down a hole with no end,
or you are "onto something" and shouldn't give up, following the Rabbit always starts with an equal level of curiosity and risk.
The White Rabbit is an artist collective focused on empowering and supporting artists. Through community and creative workspace, we aspire to give artists the platform they need to impact society locally, regionally, and globally.
We believe in artists. We believe they have a unique influence and authority in our world unlike any other. We believe that their voice can shape, provoke, effect, and move our society in either a positive or negative way. And we believe that, in the right community that not only supports that voice but guides, believes and helps direct it, we can see artists bringing great change to our world for the better and we want to be part of discovering that vision with them.
Along with impacting the artist and the art sphere, we desire to also channel our work at the White Rabbit to influence and transform areas of the poorest and needy parts of the world. We have seen a direct correlation between the unrestricted voice of the artist and the restrained voice of the poor and needy. We want to be a community that helps bridge that gap.
After years of working with artists around the world, our team has learned, grown and discovered so much about how to serve artists in an effective way. We’ve discovered that artists are one of the most marginalized groups of people in our society. Artists, who once were considered pillars of society; looked to for leadership, wisdom, and direction are now often times labeled as rebellious, unstable and hard to handle. Inevitably communicating to many artists that there is a lack of space and understanding for them inside society. We believe and see there is a place in this world that only the artists can fill and we want to be part of creating and fostering that space.
Over years we’ve discovered that the problem is not so much the artists, as it is the structure which we are giving artists to work. At the White Rabbit not only do we want to try new strategies and approaches to help artists, we want to give them the proper platform to belong and serve in our society as they are intended to do.
The White Rabbit will not only be a catalyst for artists but for the poor. The staff of the White Rabbit have been serving people in developing countries for over a decade. We have seen a direct correlation between the unrestricted voice of the artist and the restrained voice of the poor and needy. We have been supporting, starting and running projects that have helped people out of poverty in places like Ethiopia, India, and Kenya. Projects that have served individuals, families, neighborhoods, tribes, villages, prostitutes, orphans, widows, HIV victims, teenagers, single mothers and children living in poverty. Projects that have partnered with governments, pastors, tribal leaders and citizens to change laws, start social businesses and self-sustainable projects.
We desire to continue supporting these kinds of projects through a portion of the profits of the White Rabbit. Furthermore, we desire is to connect the artists in our studios to these projects directly. Through trips directly to the nations and forging new ways of using art on the field. We want to be a community that helps bridge that gap.