Founded in 2010, LaunchLeft evolved out of Gift Horse Project which brought together well-known and emerging artists in the service of charity. LaunchLeft aims this ethos of social responsibility at the for-profit sector further empowering artists for whom radical creativity is not a choice but a necessity.

  • 2010 Gift Horse Project is born

  • 2010 Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser

  • 2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Paris Show

  • 2010 Elysium Sessions, TAOE Benefit

  • 2010 BRANDAID Haiti Relief Concert

  • 2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Marfa TX TAOE Benefit

  • 2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Fundraiser/Gala

  • 2011 Gift Horse Project and Manimal Records collaborate to benefit the Lunchbox Fund

  • 2012 Multi-Platform artist residency, I.You.We.THREE

  • 2014 LaunchLeft produced The Art of Elysium’s GENESIS

  • 2016 LaunchLeft produced Red Hot Chili Peppers FEEL THE BERN for the Bernie Sanders Campaign

  • 2016 LaunchLeft produced #Berniechella Block Party in Coachella for the Bernie Sanders Campaign

  • 2017 LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix & Moon Zappa

  • 2018 LaunchLeft Live at Largo hosted by Rain Phoenix & Moon Zappa

  • 2019 LaunchLeft becomes official home of Aleka’s Attic

  • 2019 LaunchLeft and Kro Records collaborate on TIME GONE

  • 2019 LaunchLeft Podcast 2.0 with Rain and Summer Phoenix

Inspired and informed by the art and activism of River Phoenix, LaunchLeft’s Alliance of Left-of-Center Artists serves as a beacon of solidarity for creatives in the margins. “ I think that it’s very important to establish a space for those who are not accounted for... I’m speaking of people that don’t fit into a stereotype... it leaves out a lot of people in this world that aren’t the model, you know, in a fashion sense, citizen... I just, I protest that, and think it’s important to [make art] that stirs up that idea… that starts some sort of controversy. “ - River Phoenix

LaunchLeft Gallery of Past Projects and Events