Pouring into Passions: Raw Nation’s Everlasting Impact
Current CEO of Raw Nation and F.A.M.E (Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment/Education) Holdings, Eva Patterson, is a passionate business professional with over twenty-five years of experience in industries from Education, Public Relations, and Entertainment. With the birth of Raw Nation, a destination for independent and major artists, her unique approach towards helping and inspiring artists and entertainers subsequently allows these individuals to recognize their potential through the opportunities and support created for them to gain the spotlight they long for. On this unique Raw Nation platform, this intention of bringing diverse topics, perspectives, and experiences together opens the door for the most unexpected and unforeseen discoveries, hence why such a production proves genuine and authentic in its makeup.
In the 90s, Patterson got her footing working alongside The Urban Network, one of the largest platforms for urban talent and the entertainment industry. While working with the conference for years, she was also graced with the opportunity to work and collaborate with every major label you could imagine, including Film and Television Networks that further “...contributed to the creation and development of the talent and outlets for artists to thrive and grow in the urban industry,” as she so proudly exclaims. She continues, “I come from an entertainment background with a love for industry. Helping our clients seek to reach their goals is how Raw Nation was born in the early 2000s and began without an LLC or Corporation.” Since then, she has worked extensively “...with an array of artists from major artists to independent artists” to further encourage these musicians and entertainers to “...rise above the standard,” as Patterson declares enthusiastically.
Raw Nation provides the resource of industry platforms, influential media connections and produces a network of investors and executives that can genuinely make a difference in not only accessibility and careers in fashion, music, dance, and so forth but in the lives and lifestyles of creators as well. From professional consultations, social media and marketing, event production, artist development, training, and educational opportunities, Raw Nation continuously invests time, effort, and money into their artists to truly allow them to envision and realize the lengths their clients can go!
Due to this nearly boundless network of record labels, industry professionals, previous events, and clients, this business reaches many who still need the proper tools and aid to grow and flourish in the entertainment industry. Patterson shares, “Celebrating diversity and equality evokes change to create a lasting impact since I am confident we have the ability to contribute to the world with respect and love while fostering a society built on unity. Raw Nation was born out of a true passion for helping major and independent entertainers and artists to deliberately transform their dreams and goals into reality. We are [and will persist to be] a resource for all things entertainment and education!”
Based on Patterson’s remarks and my judgment, Raw Nation remains “...dedicated to (re) introducing their clients to the world” so they can continue to meet the goals of maximum exposure and, subsequently, the success of their clients. Their impact and leadership have only offered overwhelming excess into the lives and careers of their artists, as “...some have gone on to have roles in Television and Film, leaders in the community, open up their own business, and become mentors to the at-risk youth,” she humbly states. Raw Nation has faithfully elevated its creators from where they began with them to something beyond magical! As their staff and all its moving parts work tirelessly to seek out this achievement, one can only look forward to the many more events and talents that will arise from Raw Nation.
According to Patterson, there is a lot that Raw Nation’s peers, audience, and clients should look forward to in the next several months! This upcoming October, expect an L.A. Fashion Week with international fashion collections - many from the West Coast - showcasing the various independent creators and producers. Moreover, in 2024, Raw Nation will be hosting the Freedom Weekend of F.A.M.E., New York Fashion Week, The Grammy Teen Concert & Grammy Experience, Raw & Uncut Entertainment & Educational Summit, and much, much more that is in the works. One can only remain curious and excited to see what is to come for the business itself and the many individuals it serves. And after speaking with the lovely Patterson, I stand confident in her efforts and those contributing to Raw Nation to continue to turn the ambitions and hopes of the next generation of powerhouses into fruition.