Isaac’s Quarterly (IQ) is a socially concerned faith-based company founded by multimedia visual artist Pastor Isaac Scott to provide culturally representative aesthetics.
IQ’s mission is to center the divine principles of unlimited love for humanity by fostering the transformative power of strategic arts engagement at every level from research and education to exhibition and performance. We use visual arts, graphic design, and popular media to promote cultural representation, spiritual wellness, and artistic literacy. Pastor Isaac founded IQ on the belief that art is at the forefront of social change. We are committed to helping artists use each form of art to advocate for the advancement of equal human rights. IQ’s primary goal is to provide advantageous resources to artists abroad. We use the word or God, arts & media, and aesthetic literacy to educate, empower, and enable all people to lead successful and purposeful lives. IQ believes in supporting entrepreneurial strength amongst artists, ensuring that new and aspiring artists gain a degree of self-sustainability within their practice.
Art is at the forefront of change. The process begins when we imagine a new world, one that is devoid of stigma and inequality. Resourceful artistic creativity within social change is one of the most influential and sometimes overlooked methods of problem solving. When rational lived experiences are not enough to change people's minds, attitudes, and behavior, art and popular culture have the potential to touch people on deeper levels of consciousness. Too often, the role of strategic arts engagement as a transformative tool for solution building, entrepreneurship and community safety is overlooked and undervalued by leaders who don’t traditionally take artistic approaches to social change within their own work. However, when it comes to creating more informed and culturally inclusive policies, as well as increased opportunities for financial sustainability, the role of the arts in advocacy and entrepreneurship cannot continue to be under-utilized. Presently, arts in advocacy only exists in supplemental forms, which feature artistic activities as a secondary option for economic sustainability and social engagement. Instead, we believe art should be in every change agent’s toolbox as a means to reframe perspectives, develop sustainable relationships, foster grassroots movements, and build individual wealth.
HOW WE ARE ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM
We believe that in order to foster equity for Black and Indigenous people of color faith based organizations, small businesses, academic institutions and community developers each have an equal moral responsibility to contribute to ensuring that an equal amount of educational resources and economic opportunities are accessible to those marginalized. Through 5 core initiatives we center the transformative power of strategic arts engagement within advocacy, research, education, entrepreneurship, relationship building and rehabilitation.