HBC/430. Creative Programs and Consulting company was founded by Maryam Foye in 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 2016, Foye opened the Den | Reading Room and Artist Exchange, a performance venue and micro business incubator for emerging creatives, educators and entrepreneurs that identify as Black and POC women. The Den housed over forty minority owned businesses, hosted over 120 workshops and performances between January 16, 2016 and December 31, 2019. Foye collaborated with local government and residents to provide mentoring to emerging artists and service based minority businesses.
Data collected from patrons, businesses, artists and other partners informed the design of HBC/430 and our mission. We support the planning and development of creative professionals, businesses and organizations pushing missions of human rights and civility forward.