Terrain - Artists Supporting Artists
Located in Spokane WA, Terrain is a pioneering non-profit building community and economic opportunity for the artists, makers and culture creators of the Inland Northwest. We work to ensure these local populations thrive, by creating award-winning programming consistently described as the region’s best.
In addition to Terrain's large-scale, annual events highlighting hundreds of artists and attracting 10s of thousands of attendees, Terrain also runs a retail storefront (From Here) showcasing the work of over 70 local artists; a gallery space (Terrain Gallery); an art-driven beautification program (Window Dressing); and a professional development program (Creative Enterprise) for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
RACIAL EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:
Terrain believes in an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and just Spokane. As a community-building organization, we are devoted to being reflective of ALL citizens, including historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples.
We acknowledge the structural inequities and barriers that exist for black, indigenous and people of color, as well as for members of the LGBTQ+/Queer communities. We are committed to promoting social justice through the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and social privilege in everything we do.
For Terrain, this means being intentional and inclusive about who is represented on our Board, committees and staff; cultivating diversity among the artists we serve and programs we produce, fighting for and advancing racial equity, and creating meaningful and responsive partnerships with individuals and groups within these communities from which we can learn and grow stronger.
Our intention is to contribute to a future for our strong and beloved community where all feel welcome and where everyone's voice can be heard.