Cultivating Resilience through cultural arts and environmental initiatives.
Creative placemaking, public art, and environmental initiatives that inspire and unite communities. An Austin, Texas based non-profit organization founded by Raasin McIntosh in 2015, strives to impact communities and honor the history through storytelling.
As an Austin, Texas based multicultural art nonprofit organization, Raasin in the Sun is dedicated to educating, inspiring, uniting, and regenerating communities through cultural arts and environmental initiatives. We are committed to represent creative works and to advance the inclusion of various peoples especially women and people of color. Through diverse partnerships, Raasin in the Sun spurs economic development, promotes social change, and improves the physical environment through creative placemaking.
Our Vision Statement
We aim to serve humanity with value and dignity while respecting the potential of all peoples, particularly those who are underserved, underfunded, and underrepresented. Our practices are inclusive and nondiscriminatory, and we foster artist equity and the belief in the transformative power of creativity.
What We Do
University of Texas Track Star and Olympian Raasin McIntosh, traveled to West Africa before the 2012 London Olympic Games. There she discovered her true passion competing in front of thousands of fans;
" Be the light so that others would be truly inspired to rise above adversity."
Today she continues to "Be the Light" and uses her talents, successes, and past experiences as a platform to serve communities to the highest level through the implementation of beautification projects. She is proud to call East Austin home to the legacy of Raasin in the Sun.