CREATED™ is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of visual artists, demystify contemporary art for online audiences, and enable new fans to discover artists. 

in the studio is a web series that introduces you to practicing artists through video documentation of studio visits.

And I'm Derek Frankhouser, founder of CREATED, producer of in the studio, and a visual artist. With a professional background in education, digital media, and art, this project is the solution to a few problems, namely: 

How can I connect to artists around me when I spend so much time isolated in my studio?
How can I document the bleeding edge of contemporary art?
How can I help audiences understand contemporary art and make it accessible?
How can I step around gatekeepers and create new opportunities for artists to show their work?