We exist to empower the creative community.
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. These numbers 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. For ten years between 2002-2012, Man One curated over 100 exhibitions at Crewest Gallery featuring 2000 artists from over 20 countries. Crewest Gallery was the first art gallery in Los Angeles committed to giving underground artists like graffiti writers a legitimate venue to exhibit and sell their art.
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, exhibitions and books.
Our documentary slate includes an animated docu-series called The Good Art with artist Robert Williams and Titmouse about the history of the lowbrow art movement and a music doc project called Ready To Roll, about the unsung heroes of the live concert business: the roadies.
Our unscripted slate contains ARTHOUSE, a home improvement show about home owners buying their first piece of original contemporary art; 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; THE CONDUIT a music business podcast with L.A. producer Dan Ubick who interviews indie music legends about the business of music; ARTSVILLE, a podcast that celebrates the art of American craft.
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. In 2016 and 2017, we co-produced the world's largest convention for designer toys and collectibles, DesignerCon.