I AM RDAC-BX

After losing its historic home on Feb. 28, RDAC-BX needs your support to plant new roots! I am RDAC-BX. YOU are RDAC-BX. Together WE are all RDAC-BX.
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RDAC BX
Community
Bronx, New York
United States
6 Team Members

OUR PAST: Community Roots

In 2008, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX) was founded in the South Bronx by brothers Gonzalo and Rodrigo Venegas of Rebel Diaz and allies from Uptown and the Bronx. It has since grown its membership to include over 25 dedicated artists, educators, and organizers. Initially an abandoned candy factory, community members came together to convert the space into an Arts Collective turned Hip Hop Community Center that has served for over 5 years as a:

  • safe and alternative space for young people.
  • center for political education and Hip Hop workshops.
  • fully-loaded media center.
  • state-of-the-art recording and production studio.
  • workspace/art gallery for artists.
  • film screening theatre.
  • performance venue.

OUR PRESENT: Community Action

On February 28, 2013, RDAC-BX was violently and abruptly evicted from its historic home on 478 Austin Place. In response to this displacement, we are launching a campaign to raise $50K in 60 days to raise awareness about gentrification in the South Bronx and to find a permanent home to lay down new roots. 

We need YOU to ACT now in support of RDAC-BX to keep our FREE, CREATIVE, and POSITIVE programming alive. Specifically, your support will go towards 8 pillars of RDAC-BX's rebuilding:

  1. Renting and furnishing of a new, physical space to call our own so that youth can continue to build with one another in a safe place and access programming.
  2. Construction of a recording studio, where young talent and renowned artists will come together to lay down tracks and produce constructive music.
  3. Launch of the Richie Perez Radical Library, which will host book clubs, reading groups, and guest author panel discussions.
  4. Installment of the Nuestra America Media Center, where youth will build skills in photography, videography, journalism, and reporting, and strengthen their critical eye for deconstructing mass media. 
  5. Production of South by South Bronx Hip Hop Festival (SxSBX), a conference of Hip Hop workshops and ledgendary showcases, bringing over 300 participants in-house.
  6. Execution of Boogie Mics, a consistent, monthly open mic series that features established headliners and opens doors for young people's creative performance process.
  7. Enrollment of youth in the Summer Youth Employment Program / Leadership Institute, which implements an annual curriculum designed around RDAC-BX's core values of Hip Hop and Activism. 
  8. Realization of the RDAC-BX Annual Film Festival, a series that screens consious, educational, and historic films followed by panel discussions with actors, directors, and other movie participants.  

OUR FUTURE: Community Growth 

RDAC-BX is a part of the community it serves: the international family dedicated to envisioning, working towards, and creating justice, accountability, and positivity in our neighborhoods, starting right here in the South Bronx. It was built with your support and we are calling on you again now to launch us into our next chapter.

SUPPORT RDAC-BX by contributing to the campaign today. Every dollar counts -- there is no pledge too small! Your contribution is deeply appreciated by the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, its members, and the growing RDAC-BX community. Thank you for growing with us! 

RDAC-BX IS FOREVER: Get Involved 

In addition to your financial support, RDAC-BX also needs to feel love, plain and simple.

  • Share your story: Upload a short video about what RDAC-BX is to you. Tell us how and why its impacted your life and share what your favorite RDAC memory with us was. Make sure to end your video with the unifying statement, "I AM RDAC."
  • Write the future: Camera shy? Write RDAC-BX a letter of support, instead. Email letters to rdacbx@gmail.com.
  • Make noise! Share the work that RDAC-BX is continuing to do in this transitional moment on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogspot, wherever! Use the Indiegogo "share" tool to get the word out! 

   

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RDAC-BX GRATITUDE: Your Support, Our Thanks

RDAC-BX looks forward to acknowledging you for your support with these humble thanks:

$5 - High 5!

A real life high-five from RDAC's tallest member: Shell Sneed. (Must individually coordinate with Sneed for high-5.)

 

$10 - Listeners' Treat 

A song download code to one song by any RDAC member.

 

$20 - 4-Line Lovin'

One bar written by an RDAC member dedicated especially to you.

 

$35 - Listeners' Delight 

A sound download code to five songs by different RDAC members.

 

$50 - Listeners' OD

A bandcamp download to a full RDAC-BX member compilation.

 

$75 - E-Love

One of RDAC's members will upload a personalized thank you video...recorded in song or free verse PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album.

 

$100 - RDAC's Got Yo' Back

The back of yo' t-shirt, that is: The world-famous NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album.

 

$150 - Package Bundle

The world-famous NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL t-shirt AND a SxSBX t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download to an RDAC member's full album.

 

$300 - Package Bundle

The world-famous NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL t-shirt AND a SxSBX t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album AND an originally painted art work by RDAC member Chief 69.

  

$400 - Promo Shoot

Artist media package by The RDACBX Media Team: 1 full length professional Photo shoot w/ IV of Insyte Photography.

 

$500 - Word Up

A specialy crafted, personalized songwriting and music production workshop for you and your community. 

 

$600 - Music Video 

Artist media package by The RDACBX Media Team: 1 full length music video filmed by RDAC member Dayv 'Mental' Cino. 

 

$700 - Panel Biz

RDAC-BX panel discussion on Hip Hop & Activism at your location in the NE. 

 

$1,000 - Boogie Down

RDAC's next Boogie Mics showcase will be dedicated to YOU. Headline the evening with special invited guests, and free admission for you and the top 5 of your cliqué.

 

$1,000 - Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Artist media package by The RDACBX Media Team: 1 full length music video filmed by RDAC member Dayv 'Mental' Cino & 1 full length professional Photo shoot w/ IV of Insyte Photography & 1 Promo Package to promote your upcoming project(s).

 

$5,000 - RDAC-BX Show Down

RDAC-BX will come do a show at your location on the continental E Coast! No additional travel expenses necessary.  

 

$10,000 - Friend of RDAC

Your name and photograph will go on a framed plaque for patrons of RDAC-BX and you will be invited to an exclusive listening party hosted by RDAC members (details TK).


$20,000 - Sponsor Steez

Your name and photograph will go on a framed plaque for patrons of RDAC-BX and you will be invited to an exclusive listening party hosted by RDAC members (details TK). A section of the Nuestra America Media Center will be dedicated to your honor.

 

$30,000 - Comrade Craze

Your name and photograph will go on a framed plaque for patrons of RDAC-BX and you will be invited to an exclusive listening party hosted by RDAC members (details TK). A section of the Richie Perez Radical Library will be dedicated to your honor.

 

$40,000 - Patron's Pleasure

Your name and photograph will go on a framed plaque for patrons of RDAC-BX and you will be invited to an exclusive listening party hosted by RDAC members (details TK). A section of the sacred recording studio will be dedicated to your honor. 

 

$50,000 - Patron's Penthouse

Your name and photograph will go on a framed plaque for patrons of RDAC-BX and you will be invited to an exclusive listening party hosted by RDAC members (details TK). The inauguration of our new space will be dedicated to your honor and kind support. Free admission to RDAC events for life!  

 

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$10,203USD
raised by 203 people in 2 months
20% funded
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$50,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 19, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    High 5!

    A real life high-5 from RDAC's tallest member: Shell Sneed. (Must individually coordinate with Sneed for high-5.)

    5 claimed
  • $10USD
    Listeners' Treat

    A song download code to one song by any RDAC member.

    24 claimed
  • $20USD
    4 Line Lovin'

    One bar written by an RDAC member dedicated especially to you.

    50 claimed
  • $35USD
    Listeners' Delight

    A song download code to five songs by different RDAC members.

    11 claimed
  • $50USD
    Listeners' OD

    A bandcamp download to a full RDAC-BX member compilation.

    18 claimed
  • $75USD
    E-Love

    One of RDAC's members will upload a personalized thank you video... recorded in song or free verse PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album.

    4 claimed
  • $100USD
    RDAC's Got Yo' Back

    The back of yo' t-shirt, that is: The world-famous No Human Being Is Illegal t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album.

    15 claimed
  • $150USD
    Backpack

    The world-famous No Human Being Is Illegal t-shirt AND a SxSBX t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album.

    5 claimed
  • $300USD
    Package Bundle

    The world-famous No Human Being Is Illegal t-shirt AND a SxSBX t-shirt signed by an RDAC member PLUS a download of an RDAC member's full album AND an originally painted art work by RDAC member Chief 69.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Word Up

    A specialy crafted, personalized songwriting and music production workshop for you and your community.

    1 claimed
  • $700USD
    Panel Biz

    RDAC-BX panel discussion on Hip Hop and Activism at your location in the NE.

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Lights, Camera, ACTION!

    Artist package from our RDACBX Media Team: 1 - Full length music video filmed by RDAC member Dayv 'Mental' Cino 1 - Professional photoshoot shot by RDAC member IV of Insyte Photography. 1 - Artist Promo Package (Site rentals not included but will help find free locations)

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Boogie Down

    RDAC's next Boogie Mics showcase will be dedicated to YOU. Headline the evening with special invited guests, and free admission for you and the top 5 of your cliqué.

    0 claimed
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