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Super is a multidisciplinary creative space and app dedicated to artists of color.

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Campaign Ends on June 30, 2023

Project Description

 

Super is a multidisciplinary creative space and app dedicated to artists of color.

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2020, Super and our founder, Crystal Hines, teamed  up with American Express for their #Amex100for100 program!  This program included workshops and networking events in addition to the $25,000 grant prize that was used to get our business affairs in order (trademarks, taxes, etc.) as well as bring on a social media manager to increase our digital presence.  Additionally, Super has digitally hosted a panel with curator AJ Girard and 2 fellow art workers on the current Black Renaissance as well as hosted a screening of Black and Latinx Woman Identifying films with a panel discussion with the filmmakers.  Super also launched a microgrant dedicated to artists in need of a push and hosted another film screening for Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ identifying filmmakers.

what we've done!

 

 

About Super

 

The Problem

In the last decade, there have been over 22,000 collaborative spaces opened worldwide; 56 of them were POC-owned and even fewer offered dedicated spaces for the arts.

Our Solution

Super offers physical workspaces such as art, film and photography studios for the development and advancement of artists of color along with a digital platform for educational resources and inspiration. Super supports the many nuanced aspects of an artist's creative journey by providing the tools needed to learn and expand into the institutionalized structure of the industry.

 

Our First Initiative

The Super Pop-up, an interactive workshop for Black and Latinx creatives in Los Angeles, will kick off our first initiative. This 2-week event offers free* access to photo and video production stages, a 3-D printer, panels, multidisciplinary workshops, and more.

Super Pop-Up Event - Amenities

 

Why Crowdfunding:

Super is community-based so we want to include the community we serve in the process.  Your contribution helps SMC solve a problem that many investors don’t believe exists.  We deserve a space to be creative no matter the discipline or economic position.  Join us in kicking off this first phase to bring Super to life locally by donating whatever you can or simply sharing this campaign with your network.  

Future Plans:

Super offers on-demand developmental workshops and programming, equipment rentals and inter-community sharing, and monthly residencies to support growing artists via the Super digital platform and app launching in 2023.

Our Founder:

Super Media Company - Crystal Hines

 

Super Media Company’s Founder and CEO, Crystal Hines; born and raised in Newark, NJ, the city of the arts; started her career in 2006 during her time at the culturally iconic publication, Vibe Magazine. In 2007, Crystal launched AMMO Magazine on a mission to fill the void of curated art based on content that celebrates people of color.  Crystal has worked tirelessly to transform AMMO into a key player in the world of art and curation and, after launching Super Media Company as AMMO’s parent company, will continue to provide artists and creatives with a way to launch and solidify their careers while reaching uncharted audiences. 

Super Media Company - Thank You!

 

For helping Super build this space, we have some really dope rewards on our campaign page! Thank you so much for your support in helping Super kick off it's first initiative!

Video shot and edited by Jerome Shaw (@photosbyrome)

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where will the Super Pop Up be located?

We are locking in locations in Los Angeles as we speak! 

What happens if you have to cancel your booked slot at the last minute?

We offer two options: You may cancel and forfeit your deposit or reschedule for a later date and we will hold you deposit until you are ready.

 

 

 

Asha
12/13/2022
Wear It, Claim It! A Space for You!
$35
megjones
11/02/2021
Wear It, Claim It! A Space for You!
$35
Kyle McCullers
09/15/2021
Wear It, Claim It! A Space for You!
$35
Mary-Elizabeth Harmon
07/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
Deej
01/04/2021
Monetary Contribution
$618
12/01/2020
Thank you so much! Day Pass on Us!
$100
Darnell & Yashua
12/01/2020
Thank you so much! Day Pass on Us!
$250
American Express
11/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25,000
10/25/2020
Super Goodies + 5 Hours on Us!
$50
Mykim Dang
10/14/2020
Super Goodies + 5 Hours on Us!
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Super Goodies + 5 Hours on Us!

Thanks so much!  You'll receive a Super tote that includes a personalized thank you, a notebook, and a 5 hour pass on us!  (5 hours based on scheduling availability).

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16 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Thank you so much! Day Pass on Us!

Thank you for your help!  We got you for a day pass using our studio.  (Based on scheduling availability). 

13 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Thank you so much! Tell Your Story!

Thank you for your help! We got you for an hour in The Booth! (Based on scheduling availability)

4 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Thank You So Much!

Thank you for your help!  We'll shout you out on @atthesuper's IG!

5 Supporters
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About the Entrepreneur

Los angeles, CA
Created 1 Campaign
Art + Music
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Super Goodies + 5 Hours on Us!

Thanks so much!  You'll receive a Super tote that includes a personalized thank you, a notebook, and a 5 hour pass on us!  (5 hours based on scheduling availability).

14 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Thank you so much! Day Pass on Us!

Thank you for your help!  We got you for a day pass using our studio.  (Based on scheduling availability). 

13 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thank you so much! Tell Your Story!

Thank you for your help! We got you for an hour in The Booth! (Based on scheduling availability)

4 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Thank You So Much!

Thank you for your help!  We'll shout you out on @atthesuper's IG!

5 Supporters
Select this reward