LET US SHIFT ( L. U. S.) is an independent artist-project space dedicated to empowering shape-shifters and change-makers in the visual arts. As a first shift, L.U.S. holds space virtually to hear stories through artists' interviews. Artists are invited to contribute their work based on their commitment to their practice and their need to “shift” norms. Grounding for L.U.S. comes from the work of Gloria E. Anzaldua who ends her book "Luz en lo Oscuro" with "si se puede, que así sea, so be it,/estamos listas, vámonos./ Now let us shift." Other works informing space building came from Sarah Schulman’s writings and Michelle Grabner’s The Suburban. Support for L.U.S. as a project space started with the help of the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artists Program in 2019 and the mentorship of Jennifer L. Datchuk.