The New York-based Gugsa Black Arts Collective seeks to build new in-roads into the broader arts worlds for early to mid-career Black artists from the Diaspora who have honed their skills and achieved success through their dedication to their craft and hard work. Gugsa Black Arts provides platforms designed to enable its members to share their works directly with broader audiences, including museums, collectors and galleries. The Collective's intention is that artists develop direct relationships with patrons and collectors, encouraging collaboration and works by commission. The Collective's inaugural public event will be our participation in Art Hamptons 2019, which we hope to make an annual event. Otherwise, the Collective will focus its efforts on assisting its artists with securing museum shows and other artist-driven requests for assistance, while the artists continue to develop their art through personal exploration and experimentation with their chosen media, gallery shows, artist residencies and art fairs.