Alternative Arts Association is a diverse arts collective dedicated to nurturing the rich artistic and cultural fabric of New York City. More than a hundred local artists have come together to collaborate on multimedia exhibitions in a gallery setting. A guiding principle of the organization is to provide material and organizational support to young artists. To further this principle, the Association devotes a large portion of its budget towards directly funding artists and frequently hosts free workshops for artists to collaborate on their works. We provide economic and logistical support to under-represented local artists. We bring individuals from all artistic backgrounds together to encourage interdisciplinary artistic collaboration and exploration. We are creating a network that connects local artists to resources necessary to further their artistic future, as well as the implementation of educational and workshop programs. The Alternative Arts Association is also a registered 501(c)3 and New York State public charity.
To date, the Alternative Arts has organized nine large multimedia productions at various venues throughout the city. The group has organized one very Lucky arts festival that spanned four nights, four locations and two boroughs. We have also produced two major music events, one benefit performance, numerous art exhibitions and many media specific workshops.
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