The Pop Culture Collaborative supports artists and/or artist cohorts from various disciplines, geographies and industries to bring their artistic vision to mass audiences, while also contributing to field-wide efforts to build widespread public yearning for a just and pluralist America.
Noor Theatre is an OBIE Award–winning company that supports, develops, and produces the work of theater artists of Middle Eastern descent. Led by Founding Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, an award-winning actor and writer, Noor was created to develop artists’ voices and share their often-unheard stories with a diverse audience. Noor’s aim is to allow artists to control the narratives about their own cultures and to eliminate stereotypical and/or dangerous portrayals of Middle Eastern people.
OTV | Open Television is a platform for intersectional digital television that develops and supports the launch of indie series by Chicago-based Black, brown, differently abled, and queer artists. OTV aims to revolutionize the way TV and the arts are developed through an artist-centered and community-based approach. In the last few years, OTV has released 41 pilots, shorts, and series that have received over 1 million plays on Vimeo alone.