An Introduction



The Northern Mirror is brought to you by:

The Red River Creatives Collective (RRCC) is a fluid, umbrella entity for the Northern Minnesota and North Dakota arts scene, operating out of the Fargo/Moorhead area. This is intended to be a community-driven, long-term organizing space focused on prioritizing and uplifting disenfranchised voices, and creating solidarity among creatives.

Through both print and online publication of The Northern Mirror we strive to create a platform for experimental and under-represented artists in all disciplines (visual art, film, music, writing, etc.), as well as a way to disseminate information regarding community resources, and cultural and educational opportunities. The safety, well-being, and privacy of those submitting to our publication is of great importance to us. We vow to never willfully dox or snitch on those wishing to remain anonymous in any aspect of their submissions. We value our partnerships with local area organizations and small businesses to help distribute our publication and broaden our reach. We would like to recognize that this organization is completely volunteer run, and that our labor (& the labor of those submitting) goes toward the greater good by building a stronger community network for creatives in our area.

RRCC strives to be an unconventional, multi-disciplinary arts organization that does not conform to the status quo. Our work is the building up and promoting of creators without the oppressive and classicist nature of institutions and mainstream arts sector. We aim for flexibility and the ability to adapt to our changing community needs. 

We, the workers, are victims of the tyranny of police state violence. We aspire towards forgiveness of our oppressors and abusers, while holding them accountable for wrongdoings. We lean in to compassion – to heal, grow, and thrive. We believe in the power of collaborative relationships within and across communities to build a better vision for tomorrow. Who better to create that vision than artists?

Suggested Creative Prompt: Did You?

It asks oneself, did they do the things they set out to do? It’s a rhetorical question that one can only answer themselves. If one is to do something, they must take action and do it. When things are done by others, dissatisfaction is sometimes the conclusion. When we do things for ourselves, we have control. Though the result may not reflect our vision, we went through the process, and (hopefully) learned from the experience.

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