WHAT WE DO
Manifesto celebrates the beauty in differences, promotes equity, and strives to engage in programming and forums that mitigate social barriers. Manifesto predominantly works within artistic practices that have evolved from hip hop and R&B culture. The topics, themes and messages communicated in these art forms strongly resonate with historically underserved, marginalized and racialized communities.
As we celebrate our 15th year, Manifesto has supported 2,500+ artists, and we look forward to evolving over the next fifteen years. We are expanding our focus to include content creation and storytelling via social media and mnfsto.com to amplify our community’s voices, reaching young people across the country and around the world. We’re moving towards the establishment of permanent programming and a co-creation space whose doors are open to tomorrow’s leaders, built upon the foundation of the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture.