ShapeShifter Plus moves through time, preserving and expanding the arts, drawing from all cultures to uplift, educate and nurture the collective consciousness.
ShapeShifter Lab founders Matthew Garrison and Fortuna Sung are the creators of ShapeShifter+. In their 10 years of operation, they’ve presented over 10,000 performances, an experience that has brought on a constantly evolving understanding of both the needs and desires of their community of artists and patrons. With this new understanding came the formation of ShapeShifter+. This organization is their vehicle for advancing and implementing many of the ideas they’ve had the opportunity to test and experiment with over the last decade at ShapeShifter Lab. They’ve joined forces with Ravi Coltrane, the third director, who has been a key figure in pushing their work forward with generous contributions of time and ideas. We feel our collective experience will be a catalyst for positivity and uplifting change within the current NY, US, and international arts scene.
What We Do: Raise funding to present curated performances by local and international artists and nurture music without borders
Why We Do It: We feel that the current state of the music community (for the most part) is not inclusive enough. We want to break the boundaries by bringing artists and people together through different artistic forms, with an emphasis on music. We believe that education and music are our vehicles for propagating the message to the world.
Who We Do It For: We’re doing it for the entire community with emphasis on keeping social balance
Where We Do It: Our main place is ShapeShifter Lab, but we are not limited to a specific location. We plan to bring projects and propagate our message all over the world.