The Arrow Archive has the goal to educate the communities around us about zine making and about zines general. We started the Black Indigenous Person of Colour (BIPOC) zine marking grant because we want to send the message that zinester BIPOC voices are important and invaluable to the zine making community. Also we want more folks to make zines, or try out making a zine for the first time.
We started with the question: Why don’t people make zines?
Our answers are these: They don’t know what they are, they don’t know how to make them, or they don’t have the time. We also asked the question: Whose voices are rarely heard in zine making communities?