We believe arts and culture are a necessity, not an option


About Us

Built on a vision of helping others, Rich Arts Collective (RAC) was founded in 2021 as a way of bringing music, art, and culture under one hub with the goal of raising up each member of the community in appreciation of our shared humanity.

We are excited to have you join us on this journey.

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Our Mission

At Rich Arts Collective, we create cultural experiences that impact our community positively through music, art, and conversations with the intention to inform, educate, and entertain, as well as bring forth a focus on African diaspora.

Our Vision

We hope to foster experiences where all feel welcome, and all feel appreciated.

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Our Values


We honor and respect each individual and strive to meet people where they are.


We honor our differences, culturally, spiritually, and professionally.


We welcome all people.


We embrace collaboration and teamwork to ensure we gain all perspectives.


We believe in the power of community and in creating a society that thrives together.


We choose to serve our communities with high-quality, thoughtful work.


We believe in empowering people with knowledge, understanding, and resources.


We infuse joy into everything we do.

Our Team

Thabisa Smile.heic

Thabisa Rich


Founder, Executive Director

"When my grandfather told me to 'leave and not come back' what he meant was... by going out and pursuing my dreams I would have a chance of escaping the poverty, violence, and pain of living without knowing what tomorrow would bring. He wanted me to do better and have opportunities to experience my fullest potential."