Makeba Rainey, 2018 Fellow

Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and performance artists.  She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists from Harlem through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions. She is also the founder of B(A)LM (Black Artists Liberation Movement). B(A)LM was created to establish an all-Black collective of artists, graphic designers, branding/marketing specialists, coders, web designers, and data specialists, to create on-demand graphics/visuals for Black Liberation organizations to help amplify their work. B(A)LM is rooted in the guiding principles of the National Black Lives Matter Network. Makeba is also a 2017 Create Change Fellow with the Laundromat Project and a current InLiquid artist.