Following the memorial gathering for Riky Rick in Newtown Junction on the 23rd of February is the announcement of the Riky Rick Foundation in honour of his memory. The foundation has been establish to promote Artivism in out local society as it is in relation to what he stood for when he was still alive. He preached to the young creatives about creative freedom and how to learn to be free in your own craft without imitating anyone else as it would be your original sound.
Since his passing, the culture hasn’t been the same as there isn’t many youth members creating platforms to assist one another with opportunities if anything certain platforms are limited to a certain group of individuals of a certain level in the industry making them close inaccessible as an artist that is independent or rather starting out. Others are rather shut out from being vocal about the actual realities of the worlds through art and this makes it highly frustrating and demotivating for certain individuals to push culture as there isn’t enough experienced individuals with the right mindset to guide creatives towards the right direction without any expectations from them if anything this goes on to show how certain individuals in power abuse their power without understand of the impact and this also tends to lead to people to play it safe in their art and at times this can kill the love or drive you have for your craft.
The Riky Rick Foundation is created specifically to support young creatives of all ages and backgrounds to be free in their art and be vocal of all sorts of factors that affect majority of people within their society without the worry of being shut out from certain opportunities. They will also embrace the establishing of platforms as this goes hand in hand with building and pushing culture in unity. I personally cannot wait to see the forthcoming establishments they have in mind in honour of Riky Rick’s legacy and love for art and culture as he embraced pure intentions in all creations and organic connections with the art and other artists amongst us.
You can check out the official announcement of the Riky Rick Foundation below: