About B.A.S.E.

Black Art Student Empowerment (BASE) was founded in 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University by Angelica Scott.

During Scott’s time at VCU, she saw the need for an organization that cultivates creativity and uplifts Black artists within the VCUarts community.

BASE serves as an outlet for all creatives no matter how they identify as. One of BASE’s goals is to unify black artists across all creative fields no matter their major or medium. Our other goal is to enhance artists careers by providing resources, scholarships and opportunities to show their work in order to gain recognition.

BASE continues with that mission in fostering creativity, advancing awareness of black artistic ability, preserving black cultural heritage, and enhancing interactions among diverse groups in the Richmond community. We host events and spaces where Black creatives and students are at the forefront of conversations.

Finally, BASE aims to bridge the gap between VCUart majors, the VCU community, and the greater Richmond community.

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