Our Mission: We are a group of Black queer artists based in New York. We collectivized in response to deep-seated under-appreciation, undervaluing, and underfunding of Black queer art. We focus on uplifting Black queer voices and experiences by: creating space for artistic endeavors, providing equitable compensation for time and work, and fostering fellowship and opportunity for our present and future communities.
As artists, we dedicate ourselves to creating works that shift culture and offer historically excluded perspectives. In the past, like so many Black queer artists before us, we've had to accomplish our creative visions with little to no resources outside of ambition and drive. Black queer communities have long driven the arts on a global scale, and we aim to ensure that full creative autonomy becomes and remains central to our collective histories.
Thus, we have collectivized as LEGACY, a production company focused on providing resources to artists systemically excluded from—and exploited by—media and the arts.
In order to launch this production company, we have set a goal to raise $100k. This money will go to paying artists for their time and talents, securing tech (costuming, cinematography, makeup artists, choreographers, editors, etc), renting spaces, and producing fully realized visions. We have projects in the works spanning music, performance art, screenwriting, theatre, dance, and more.
Any donation, big or small, can make a huge difference in helping us achieve our goals while doing what we love most. Thank you so much for your time and support.
Peace & Love,
*founding members: Ashton, Basit, Garrett, Kyle