DjeRae Lucas, CQC & NQAF Program Manager


DjeRae Lucas


DjeRae Lucas (he/they), born and raised in Laurel Maryland, has been a musician (singer and composer) for twenty years and has worked in the non-profit sector for eight years. DjeRae merges their knowledge of their artistic practice and arts administration skills to create and support art that sparks community experiences and encourages connection, remembrance, healing, reclamation, and love. 

Throughout his career, DjeRae has worked in arts administration, education, and social justice spaces for organizations such as Americans for the Arts, Wolf Trap Theatre, Leaders of  Tomorrow Youth Center, and the Restaurant Opportunities Center. DjeRae has also produced events for LGBTQ+ BIPOC artists in Maryland and the Bay area for eight years and has founded the Underground Rainbow Experiment, a network of Black Trans artist collectives committed to shaping and reclaiming our narratives through artistic programming and leadership development. DjeRae is passionate about creating spaces of expansion and creation for LGBTQ+ artists.

DjeRae joined QCC’s staff team in May 2024.