The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers who live in San Francisco, and came together to draw attention to the city’s dwindling black population. The 3.9 Art Collective bears witness to this phenomenon and seeks to reverse it by drawing attention to the historical and ongoing presence of black artists in the city and creative expression in its black communities. Through multiple forms of presentation and outreach, we create and claim spaces to display our art work; nurture young artists and develop educational programs for students; and write about and curate exhibitions meant to generate productive, cross-cultural dialogues.
Black Mail Collective
Black Mail is a platform made to tackle issues of what it means to be black in America. This platform is created to show our diversity, while breaking down the negative images portrayed in the media. Each artist in the collective has a purpose as well as a goal to reach - and through unification we are sending a bigger message that they will come together to enhance our culture, community, and creativity.
The Black Aesthetic is a curatorial collective, whose mission is to curate a collective understanding of Black visual culture. By working with artists, writers, and filmmakers. We cultivate work that asks our audience to consider their relationship to Black art. Based in Oakland, They are invested in developing a community who will participate and engage with our mission. When you support The Black Aesthetic, you are actively supporting a network of Black Artists. Through film screenings, and publications they want to add to a growing collection of artistic visions that are grounded in place, body, and lived-experience.
5/5 (fivefifths) is a collective born from a desire to recognize, support, and make visible the diversity of Black experiences, and to encourage dialogue(s) amongst artists which otherwise feels absent from institutional art spaces. 5/5 is dedicated to exploring Black(ness) as an idea, consciousness, reference, and embodied experience through language, conversation and visual culture.
ARVR women Futurist in Residence program puts out of reach AR headsets into the hands of Women of Color, the initiative aims to promote their authority, visibility, and leadership in immersive art, design, and technology. ARVR Women and Allies is a group for women in the immersive tech industry that supports community connection, education and professional growth. ARVR Women’s mission is to uplift women of all varieties and skill sets and help them navigate the next wave of computing by connecting them to resources, opportunities and inspiration.