The Heroes is a volunteer-supported organization working to produce compelling art and performance through interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Heroes is a laboratory for emerging and established artists.
The Heroes is a fashion designer working with fight choreographers, a prose writer studying rappers, a choreographer contemplating natural disaster through dance.
The Heroes facilitates strange mixtures that result in vibrant, risk-taking work that we hope has done a small part to make our community a better and more exciting place for artists to work.
We know the name sounds a little self-aggrandizing. But trust us, we don’t mean it quite so literally.
We call ourselves The Heroes because we believe creating truly relevant and provocative artwork demands an abandonment of cynicism, and an embrace of what is vulnerable and nervous-making.
And because, some days, we know it takes super-human strength to leave a long day at “the office” and take up the duties of a full-time unpaid job. Be it painting or parenting.
Because true heroes have real flaws and so, are sometimes better defined by the strength of their support systems than their super powers. (Where would Bruce Wayne be without Alfred?)
By ensuring that collaboration, mindful risk-taking and, of course, fun are present in all of our practices, we accomplish important work in developing bigger and more passionate arts audiences in Seattle. And by calling ourselves The Heroes outright, we believe we help audiences to recognize these super-human accomplishments in artists everywhere.