Artist Uprising was founded in 2016 by Merrick Porchéddu. While working with talent across many divisions of the arts & entertainment industry, Artist Uprising's reach today spans from Dallas to throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and the South Pacific islands.
As a “talent resource for businesses,” we have curated artists & entertainers for companies like Nike, Absolute Vodka, Stella Artois, NCAA, ESPN, Cypress Equities, JLL, CBS, MTV, and LUSH Cosmetics... just to name a few.
As a “business resource for talent,” we are currently aiding in the careers of visual artists, performing artists, broadcast entertainers, filmmakers, designers and more, a few whose names include: ABC's The Bachelorette: Rachel Lindsay; Performing Artist: Daniella Mason who has opened for artists like Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and DNCE; and Jeremy McKane, world renowned videographer and inventor of LUCiD, an experiential installation currently circulating the United Nations on behalf of the G7 Summit and the German Ministry.
We initiated our company publicly with the release of an annual curatorial featuring "Top 25 Most Influential Creatives of Dallas/Fort Worth.” The publication sold out only 5 days after it's debut in 2017 and was distributed in 30 locations in Dallas including the Dallas Museum of Art as well as being placed in every room of The Joule Hotel. In 2019, the curatorial transitioned from a local print publication to a nation-wide podcast.
We are a proud supporter of IMME, a Dallas-based non-profit relentlessly dedicated to ending the orphan cycle in Haiti. Our giving campaign each year will help support efforts to house, feed, & educate Haitian children, while also equipping and inspiring each child in their individual creative expressions.
2017: Artist Uprising was voted "#1 Hottest Startup In Dallas."
2018: Artist Uprising was voted "#1 Hottest Startup In Dallas."
2019: Artist Uprising was voted "Top 15 Hottest Startup In Dallas."
2019: Artist Uprising was nominated "Business Champion for the Arts" for the Obelisk Awards founded by Ray Nasher.
2019: Artist Uprising acquires a new company, Pulley Project.
2020: Artist Uprising partners with Cypress Equities, national commercial developer of premier Live Work Play spaces.
2020: Artist Uprising launches new creative agency to help businesses with brand identity and creative experiences.
Welcome to Artist Uprising.