Pretty Beat

Pretty Beat connects mid-career artists of underrepresented genders and sexualities with collaborators and financing to exhibit time-based and narrative media - like music, film, and theater, as well as nonlinear production methods reflective of the interior healing journey.

While a PTSD diagnosis is not requisite for Lead Artistship, we approach Pretty Beat from a trauma-informed lens. We acknowledge that PTSD compromises four key elements of successful collaboration and exhibition: executive function (big picture planning), intuition (detecting bad actors), emotional regulation (essential in collaboration), distress tolerance (essential in fielding workshop, feedback, critique).