Freedom Futures Collective
We gonna get free, or die tryin'
Freedom Futures Collective (FFC) is a multi-award winning creative arts incubator dedicated to providing young professional artists essential resources to thrive and build the FREEDOM future they dream. By combining art, advocacy, and futuristic thinking practices FFC curates intensive internships, career development opportunities, and creative political education resources for our young artists to realize their power as freedom future makers and professional creators.
FFC was envisioned by producer and educator, OnRaé LaTeal in response to the 2020 uprisings centering Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Her intention was to build a team of intergenerational creatives who would work collaboratively to create a better future by supporting the fight for Black liberation. FFC has since expanded into an emerging organization including a team of founding members specializing in youth development, informal education, film and music production, interdisciplinary art, multimedia production, curricula development and more!
Who we serve:
artists ages 18 - 35
non-profit and for-profit mission driven organizations
schools and universities
cultural art institutions
FFC works with local and international organizations to support their mission-driven campaigns, programming engagements, direct actions, and other initiatives dedicated to creating an equitable, inclusive and sustainable future.
Clients have included:
Debut Project | “We Keep Us Safe”
Seven youth artists helped to produce FFC’s debut project while serving as Production Team interns for eight weeks. The audio/visual project, “We Keep Us Safe” explores the reimagining of public safety and challenged program participants to develop skills in music production, film production and civic leadership.
Production Team interns and FFC’s founding members worked collaboratively to produce an array of original freedom songs, music videos, short films, and immersive excerpts spotlighting core organizers in Washington, D.C.