We exist to serve the creative community and empower their creativity.
We are a mission driven content company dedicated to the creative class and its $2T creative economy. We develop, produce and distribute programming that entertains, informs and inspires the 140M professional creatives around the world.
Accounting firm Ernst+Young says the creative industries contribute $2T to the global economy annually and a hashtag search on Instagram for #art, #design, #architecture and #streetart reveal impressive numbers: 400m, 144m, 87.5m and 39.8m tags respectively. Numbers like these help quantify the value of the creative community as a core driver of the overall economy and culture.
We were established in 2002 by contemporary artist Man One as a ground-breaking art gallery in Los Angeles. Crewest Gallery was the first art gallery in Los Angeles committed to giving graffiti and other underground artists a legitimate venue to exhibit and sell their art. For ten years between 2002-2012, Man One curated over 100 exhibitions at Crewest Gallery featuring 2000 artists from over 20 countries.
We specialize in developing and producing original content dedicated to the creative arts, creative culture and the $2T creative economy. Our development slate includes audio, visual and live events. We produce podcasts, docs, unscripted projects, conferences and exhibitions.
Our documentary slate includes a limited animated series about the history of the low-brow art movement called The Good Art and a doc project called Ready To Roll, about the unsung heroes of the live concert business: the roadies.
Our unscripted slate contains Art House, a show about new home owners shopping for their first contemporary artworks; a limited series about the power of nostalgia called The Brands That Made Us; and a comedy project called Laugh Gallery where comics teach us about art and the art world.
Our podcast slate includes NOT REAL ART which celebrates creative culture and the artists who make it; CONDUIT a music business podcast where L.A. producer Dan Ubick talks with notable L.A. music legends about the business of music.
In terms of events, we have curated and produced over one hundred art exhibitions featuring 2000 artists from 20 countries. In 2020, we produced a 3D virtual political art exhibition featuring 18 dynamic political artists called INDIVISIBLE: United We Stand, Divided We Fall. We also produce the NOT REAL ART Creators Conference, a professional development conference for artists and creators. And, in 2016 and 2017, we co-produced DesignerCon, the world's largest convention for designer toys and collectibles.