Smiling Peanut is a group devoted to artistic freedom in all genres of art—whether it be in aural, visual, print or internet media. All too often, the rights of the creative artist are limited or taken away by large corporations more interested in making money and impeding competition than in making art. Smiling Peanut is a group led by Shakespeare’s motto of, “To thine own self be true.”

Although we are not a large group, each and every one of us cares about the quality — not quantity — of what we do. Artistic integrity is something that’s been forgotten in this industry, and it is important to us to do our part to bring the artist back to the limelight.

We do this by supporting and producing projects that are original, fresh and provocative. What’s important is the vision of the artist, not how much money is thrown at their work.