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The I Exist Project amplifies the richness and diversity of queer life, culture, and artistry by partnering with a broad spectrum of talented queer composers and performers. Our mission is to inspire the creation and promotion of innovative queer repertoire that celebrates the unique experiences and voices within our community, fostering greater understanding, connection, and visibility for all.

Current collaborators comprise of emerging and leading creators of our time, with diverse queer identities and backgrounds include: Spencer Arias, Stuart Beatch, Evan Boegehold, Nathan Brown, Rosśa Crean, Kevin Day, Peter Dayton, David Del Tredici, Clarie Eckstein, Darius Edwards, Nathan Froebe, Kenneth Fuchs, Scott Hansen, Jennifer Higdon, Kevin Kay, Jason Lo, Xenia St. Charles Iris Llyllyth, Zachery Meier, Jackie Myers, Nebal, Javier Oviedo, Kincaid Rabb, Aaryn S. Ricucci-Hill, Phillip Sink, and Ingrid Stölzel. 

In the face of recent heart-wrenching acts of targeted violence, ongoing attempts by legislatures to undermine queer rights, and the continued dehumanization endured by transgender folx, the pursuit of this project becomes even more essential. It stands as a resolute testament to the strength and unity of our community, boldly asserting that our existence will not be diminished or silenced.


Through the creation and promotion of queer music and art, we unleash the powerful resonance of our voices, aiming to ignite profound and lasting change within society. By showcasing the vibrant tapestry of queer artistic expressions, we transcend barriers and defy attempts to marginalize us. We firmly believe in the extraordinary capacity of art, in all its boundless forms, to challenge societal norms, evoke empathy, and stimulate meaningful conversations that bring about transformative shifts. By advocating for the recognition and appreciation of queer culture, we strive to foster a world where acceptance, equality, and understanding prevail.

Nick May

Founder and Artistic Director

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