What?

Art
Research
Investment

Our work revolves around publishing in-depth research, creating multimedia artwork, and redirecting social investment towards areas of greatest need. We are guided by the principles of transparency, responsibility, and creative freedom. By insisting on such ethics we become the activation energy for change.


How

Trust
Ethics
Creativity

We rely on unanimous consensus and radical trust. We explore the role of art in realizing social change, while reimagining investments to meet the needs of our communities. Our mixed methodology allows for deep listening, helping to understand what is being said and to recognize muted realities that must be articulated.


Why

Voice
Change
Responsibility

Firestarter is an open space which places greatest value on the way we treat one another. We believe that creativity is an act of defiance – a purposeful act that allows us to transgress borders, to challenge structures of entertainment and philanthropy, to better understand our own histories, and to make the most productive contributions to our community.


Yan likes to think about social investment and digital technologies.

Yan Digilov

Chief Strategist

Yehuda is an artist, film director, and professor at The University of California - Merced.

Yehuda Sharim

Creative Director

Alex builds companies, cooperatives, and teams from the ground up.

Alex Goldfarb

Operation Manager

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