RAW:natural-born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
We’re an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.
Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylist, makeup artists and more.
We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.
RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London!
Chosen as the featured makeup artist for RAW Portland Presents: ALLURE summer 2014 show case was an honor and an absolute privilege, not to mention a blast. When coming up for a theme my mind immediately went to tribal. Images of my family in Nigeria flashed in my head. I saw bright colors, bare feet, and a whole lot of sass. I free-handed all of my makeup designs, wanting to give the most RAW and authentic effect. My show was a success, one which could not have been achieved without the help of my “dream team.” A group of hair stylist, wardrobe stylists, and models that I am honored to call my friends. For anyone in the creative arts field I strongly recommend checking out rawartist.org.
– Anthony Okoye