About the Sweater Fish Society
First of all, what’s with the fish?
In an attempt to be memorable, we thought an image that combined humor and a lasting impression would make an impact. How do you forget about a fish wearing a sweater?
But on a more serious note, our fish wearing a blue sweater represents the extra effort artists with underrepresented backgrounds face to be found in a sea of monotony. *.
We’re pointedly talking about the lack of equal representation and inclusion in film, television, commercials, theatre, and other visual and auditory arts.
Our team feels, that while strides are constantly being made in front/ back of the camera/stage, there’s a chasm of space left to educate, elevate, inspire and expect more of the entertainment industry.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
We started out with an idea to re-work one of the only tools on the internet to gather statistical data about the entertainment industry and use that information to help artists manage their careers.
But as we faced the logistics of showing off the incredible work of artists you have probably never heard of, we realized, that none of that focused on part of the problem we see in the industry. Equal representation is lacking and we have the power to make sure that our programs represent a mission that includes making sure the paradigm shifts from a white centered system to an equality based one.
With your donations we maintain our programs, and give scholarships that push artists with underrepresented backgrounds or diverse/inclusive works out of the shadows and help them achieve their goals.
And that’s how Sweater Fish evolved…out of frustration for the current state of the industry.
We have more dreams to conquer, but right now, CAVAA is our baby and we’re feeding it all of our attention and love. If you have a suggestion or comment about how to improve our programs, or you want to see more of something, please contact us!
Thanks for reading.
-The Sweater Fish Society Team