The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project is a collaborative arts organization whose mission is to support and develop established and emerging artists by producing and showcasing their work thereby providing a platform for Black artistic voices.

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Address:c/o Shunpike 220 Second Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number:541-236-2044
Thank you to all our past donors. We appreciate your continued support.
The Mahogany Project (TMP) started 2017 with their annual performance at the Urban Poverty Forum. Working in collaboration with Real Change and Town Hall, the topic of this year's free public event was 'Balancing the Scales: Challenging Institutional Racism in Our Criminal Justice System'.

TMP's new original work showcased the vocal stylings of "Nubien" as well as the talents of Jasmine Allred (Actor), bringing to life the people and communities impacted by the inequities of mass incarceration. The performance piece was written by TMP Co-Producing Directors Robin Dawn Cherry and Merri Ann Osborne.

On March 13, 2017, TMP continued the discussion of mass incarceration with a free public showing of the Academy Award nominated documentary "13th." After the screening, facilitated circles gave space for discussion, reflection and resources for action. This event was held in partnership with TMP, Real Change and Lake Chad Cafe.

Additional planned projects for 2017 include:
a) a summer education program involving youth writing and performing original work regarding a community issue
b) developing and promoting TMP's expanding program catalog which includes performances about Debt, Immigration and Mass Incarceration.
c) collaboration with artists and organizations for community performances
d) strengthening our social media presence via our website, Facebook, marketing campaigns, updates to donors, etc.

The Mahogany Project began in June 2006, when seven African-American female artists came together from various artistic disciplines to share and hone their craft.

Since that time, the Mahogany Project has continued to introduce and develop African American artists as well as others from the African diaspora with the additional goals of sharing their original work with the public, reaching out to other social justice and community organizations for partnerships and intentionally using art to promote healthy conversation and change.

We appreciate your support, attendance at events, collaborative spirit and donations - all of which allow us to continue our work into the future.