RARE House Partners

MN People of Color Pride

The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group

The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group


 Minnesota People of Color LGBTQ Pride
Offering everyone a, “S.L.I.C.E.” of Pride.

Mission Statement

People of Color LGBT Pride’s mission is to do its best to create an atmosphere where our LGBTQ people of color and affected homeless youth are educated and empowered to handle life’s challenges.

The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group

The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group

The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group



This is a figure drawing/painting group, specifically & exclusively for Indigenous people and people of color, working with a live nude model (also POC/Indigenous). Centering our aesthetics and styles; celebrating our forms, figures, features; and building connections and community.

Bring your own supplies, drawing board, maybe a snack to share.
$10 for the session. Money is to pay the model & space rental. Please confirm you can attend. (This is very helpful!). We need to have 10 artists confirmed attending and paying or we have to cancel.


The Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples' Figure Drawing & Painting Group

Borealis Philathropy


SWOP Minneapolis is the Twin Cities chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project.  SWOP  provides Sex Workers and Allies with resources and community! 

Borealis Philathropy

Trans Justice Funding Project

Borealis Philathropy


 Borealis Philanthropy works as a partner to philanthropy, helping grantmakers expand their reach and impact.  Borealis helps connect grantmakers to organizations that meet their mission. We provide a high level of service to our funders and grantees by conducting our work in a manner that is collaborative, transparent, and accountable.  

Trans Justice Funding Project

Trans Justice Funding Project

Trans Justice Funding Project


 The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions. Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership. 

City of Minneapolis ReCast

Trans Justice Funding Project

Trans Justice Funding Project


 ReCast Minneapolis 

The Resilience in Communities After Stress & Trauma (ReCAST) Minneapolis program is funded through a multi-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ReCAST Minneapolis is intended to assist high-risk youth and families to promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. SAMHSA created the ReCAST program to support communities that have lived through demonstrations of mass protest in response to police-involved shootings of unarmed African-American males.

RARE Artists Supporters


RARE Advisers are some of the artists that RARE has worked with over the years who's options and ideas we value.

Adja Gildersleve -Visual Arts, Sound Arts

Photographer, Videographer, vocalist, guitarist and entrepreneur  

Anna Meyer -Visual Arts, RARE Artist Rep

Photographer resources artist needs

Andrea Jenkins -Literary Arts,  Visual Arts 

Poet, Writer, Published Author and mixed media Visual Artist 

Brayden Spearman -Visual Arts

Photographer and Visual Artist 

Chong Moua -Literary Arts

Producer, Promoter, Artistic Entrepreneur  

Denaisha Motley -Sound Arts

Vocalist Denaisha is an emerging vocalist who’s voice will move you

Emmanuel Ortiz -Literary Arts, Visual Arts

Poet, Writer and Visual Artist Twin Cities Indigenous and People of Color Figure Drawing

Ignacio Rivera Literary Arts-Visual Arts 

Storyteller activist and artists, a filmmaker and writer 

Kevin Kaoz Moore Sound Arts- Musician

Writer, Actor, Spoken Word, Health Educator, Hip Hop Artist 

Kye Allums Literary Arts & Fitness

Writer and athlete, a lecturer and educator social justice activist 

Mickey Breeze Sound Arts-Musician 

DJ Mickey Breeze is a 16 year old DJ creating a positive youth movement thru 

Myanna Gates Sound Arts-Musician 

Myanna is a 15 year old musician, lyricist, rapper and hip hop artist 

Quinn Villagomez- aka Shimmer Sound Arts-

MC and Broadcast Journalist, Co-Hosts Fresh Fruit Radio  

Ryan Stopera Visual Arts 

Ryan is a photographer videographer social worker community organizer and entrepreneur  

Sophie Fessor- Visual Arts 

Sophie is a visual artist with a focus on graphic design and illustration 

Tana Katana Mathews Sound Arts-Musician Katana Da Don is a musician, lyricist, rapper, producer of beats and promoter  

Yosenio Lewis Literary Arts- health educator, speaker, writer and performance artist 

Zealot Hamm  Literary Arts, Visual Arts- Zealot is a poet a writer and visual artist 

Zeam Porter- Visual Arts, Graphic Design

Zeam is one of the characters in the Social Justice League   


more coming!