When Solange Knowles launched Saint Heron in 2013, her vision was simple: to create a music and cultural hub amplifying Black artists. While she’s certainly stayed the course in that regard, Solange also realized what she was building could have an even broader impact for the Black community.
Over the years, Saint Heron has infiltrated art, education, and corporate institutions through collaborations with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ikea, Google, Parsons School of Fashion, Nike, and more. The company also launched its curated online boutique and gallery Small Matter in 2018.
Now Solange is widening Saint Heron’s scope even further to firmly establish it as an institution in its own right as a multidisciplinary platform, studio, and creative agency: Saint Heron recently announced an expansion into preserving and collecting stories, works, and archives from vital voices within Black and Brown communities through a digital dossier.
“Our vision is to build a space that engages radical conceptual imaginings across all facets and mediums of creation,” Solange says. “We feel an urgency in building and preserving collections and archives of our own artists’ stories and works and having a voice in what we deem worthy of preservation.”