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About the Founder of Vivid Black Paint


B.A. in Psychology, w/ minors in Sociology and Biology

M.A. of Organizational Leadership Scholar

M.A. in International Studies w/ a Concentration in Education


Health & Wellness Coach | Certified Advocate | & CPR/First Aid/AED


Nastaaja has years of experience in Youth Development, "The Arts,"

Fitness and Social Responsibility. She has a deep focus on Wellness

and Culture and has lived all over this country, and outside of it.

She has held leadership roles for national organizations such as YMCA, YWCA,

Big Brothers Big Sisters, and LA Fitness as well as with the Minneapolis Public

Schools District, which have all greatly developed her skills in Quality Coaching, 

Strategic Programmatic Design, and general Program Development.

Nastaaja was also the Lead Coach for a local Circus Program for several

years, and, is the founder of The UNCAAGED members programming and

The UNCAAGED Professional Learning Community for local arts professionals.

The UNCAAGED offers community and wellness programming through an equity

lens in ways that enhance the inherent benefits of circus arts and applies them

to a practice of supporting self-care and personal growth. She has

started various efforts over the years and tends to leave a bit of legacy wherever she goes. 


Most recently she founded Vivid Black Paint as a 501(c)(3) Non Profit to provide supportive programming and affordable living opportunities for Black Artists and generally Artists of Color.


Overall, Vivid Black Paint is a dedication to her love of Color, Art, Highlighting BIPOC Under Representation, and, of course, Circus. Nastaaja hopes to reach further to grow Vivid Black Paint's local, national, and eventual international network.

Let Us Paint the Town In Vivid Black Paint 

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Vivid Black Paint is recognized by the IRS under Revenue code IRC Section 501(c)(3).

Our organization is an arts focused entity, built by BIPOC Creatives for BIPOC Creatives. Every donation helps to drive our mission forward to provide supportive programming and welcoming spaces for all.

The biggest components of what we strive to offer include creativity, community, and wellness through

The UNCAAGED and The Community House

We have built our site on a notable engine and update the information regularly. We value all of our patrons and donors and aim to keep sensitive information safe.

By the Way, Check Out our 2023 Annual Report!

ADA Policy

Vivid Black Paint will always aim to provide the most accessibility where feasible for our services, activities, and events. 

Some services are offered virtually and we may be able to travel to clients when sensible & reasonable. 

Some impairments we are able to accommodate for some activities or services, are through closed captioning via Zoom, visual impairment through phone, physical impairments through individualized support, and mental impairments if the individual has appropriate and/or necessary specialist(s) to accompany them.

All accommodations are contingent upon the type of activity or service the participant is looking to attend or participate in as some activities will require certain levels of awareness, capacity, and/or fitness in order for the participant to be safe.

If you are ever looking to attend an event or activity or to partake in a service and want to know more, please email


Currently all merchandise is sold through TeeSpring store and therefore is subject to their shipping and purchasing guidelines and policies.

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- Offline Payments

If you live in Twin Cities of Minnesota you can connect with us directly via email at or via text at 6124709014 for cash transactions.


We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information.

We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us and that information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

Third-party services, such as Google Analytics or other applications offered through the Wix App Market, also place cookies and utilize other tracking technologies through Wix´s services.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at

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