DEFINED: (adj.) Having the freedom to define yourself from within
WHO WE ARE
In 2016, Bryan Terrell Clark and Robert Raeder met in NYC. One breakfast and a cup of coffee later, we knew that we were supposed to work together. As actors, we initially felt driven to help bring arts education to youth in the city. We quickly realized that we could create a brand that would help us deliver the powerful message of living free of labels while we raised money for arts programs.
WE MADE UP A WORD
After countless nights searching for the right word to describe what we were trying to do, we realized how liberated we would be if we simply... made it up. in
DEFINED was born!
WE ARE ON A MISSION
We launched The in
DEFINED Initiative in early 2017 as a project to inspire, shift, engage and teach young people through exposure to the arts. Having a love of arts and culture with a passion for arts education and arts-activism, our ultimate goal has always been to give a voice to the voiceless and to erase constrictive labels in our society. Since we started, our mission has expanded. in DEFINED is empowering game-changers around the globe to develop their fullest potentials and create the biggest impact possible on our world. We hope to arm everyone with the capacity to dream big, dream bold and dream beyond themselves.