Color Compton

Color Compton is an organization geared towards working with youth to build community among people of color, while exploring identity and art.Grounded on history, students are introduced to concepts and historical records to engage in dialogue and use art to develop their own narratives and engage in critical thinking and local activism.


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  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Art Abolitionist Incubator

    Our Art Abolitionist Incubator (AAI) is a 3+ cohort youth program. Centered on art and history, this program introduces the complex history of BIPOC communities and uses the arts to help youth develop their own stories and narratives. Participating youth are encouraged to develop visual narratives that complicate and abolish the negative stories catering their communities.

  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge


    ColorXFilm is a collaboration project with Color Compton, a nonprofit, and The Variety Group, a multimedia company. ColorXFilm is a youth centered initiative that provides young people in Compton and surrounding areas experience in the arts and media. Through ColorXFilm, young people are hired and paid to develop their creative portfolios.

  • CREATE ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Color Compton - OurArchive.Me""

    Color Compton’s “OurArchive.Me” preservation project.In close collaboration with youth this project aims to re/claim and re/tell BIPOC histories and stories.Using existing visual archives while also documenting current stories for future generations, youth will build their individual archive and ‘our’ collective archive.This project will help strengthen a communal identity and develop ownership over BIPOC histories.Youth involved will not only develop leadership skills and creative skills but build strong cross-generational coalitions.