Nat Turner Project (NTP) functions as a radical space seeking to fill a void in Portland, Oregon, one of the least diverse metropolitan cities in America. NTP allows artists of color to go beyond the usual expositions inherent in presenting the art of marginalized perspectives to a dominant culture; allowing them the freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. NTP creates an environment of inclusivity –– a communal harbor for artists previously silenced by institutional constraints –– and actively provides them spatial priority. Nat Turner Project is made up of Melanie Stevens and maximiliano. Melanie has a background in Political Science, drawing, and sequential art. maximiliano does performance, installation, and poetry. They each bring a variety of skill sets to the project, ranging from curatorial and organizational experience to social practice and public relations.