The Team


Our studio is part of a sprawling ecosystem and network of artists, producers, creators, and strategists. We are prototyping a unique collaborative structure that allows for our partners to maintain as much of the value of their intellectual property and output as possible. For each project, we put together a unique team drawn from our network, identified to best serve the individual needs of each client.

Interested in working together or learning more?

Contact us to introduce yourself and follow us for updates.


Founder




Michael Holt

Founder
Michael Holt is an artist, producer, creative strategist, and systems designer based in Los Angeles.  He is a founding member of the independent artist space  NAVEL, where he organized programming for artists and cultural workers from 2018 to 2024. Holt’s work examines and bends institutional infrastructure and social architectures to create more accessible pathways for artists to cultivate and maintain the value of their intellectual property. At NAVEL, they curated, booked, and commissioned artists such as Macy Rodman, Jerome AB, Justin Elizabeth Sayre, Jermaine Spivey, SOPHIE, Harmony Holiday, Sebastian Hernandez, Alice Yuan Zhang, and Huntrezz. From 2018 to 2022, Holt advised and raised funds for the ASSEMBLIES initiative, a collaborative learning platform that provided resources and incubation to over 33 artist-led research groups at NAVEL. Michael is the co-host of POWERVERS, a podcast exploring queerness and sexuality, and has been an independent manager and producer for choreographer Spenser Theberge as well as Chris Cruse’s underground rave SPOTLIGHT.  From 2012 until 2015, Michael was the Assistant Director of Marketing at Lincoln Center, where he guided loyalty marketing efforts across the center’s programs and festivals.

michael@familyaffairs.studio | @michaelrholt | michaelrholt.com

Collaborative Partners




Elaina Provencio

Collaborative Partner
Elaina Provencio is a Mexican-Indigenous filmmaker, producer, and artist based in Los Angeles. Their work include documentaries, art installations, as well as various fiction and non-fiction written works. They are inspired by their family’s history as activists and educators, following their move from Mexico to California as immigrant farm workers. Elaina currently serve as a consultant to various cultural projects and organizations through their work with the independent artist space NAVEL.

elaina@familyaffairs.studio


Our Network


We are inspired, influenced, and invigorated by a circle of extraordinary individuals and communities who have been instrumental to our development and whose expertise we draw on to support our clients and their projects. 

If you’re interested in working directly with anyone below, drop us a message and tell us what you’re looking to do.

Anna Whitsett
BE Moving | Bret Easterling and Austin Tyson
Chris Cruse
Feminist Center for Creative Work
Jermaine Spivey
Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Kelsey Aroian / Paladar Studio
Mandy Harris Williams
Manel De Aguas
Mez Monty
Nada Rastad
NOR Research Studio
Queer Maps
Quiche
Roman Udalov
Sarika Sanyal
Signal
Spenser Theberge
Studio 3XP
Studio Dimitri Chamblas
Sydney Rodgers / Miss Barbie-Q
Win Mixter