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Artist-Run Alliance – Connecting Artist-Runs Worldwide –




Welcome to the Artist Run Alliance, an international platform for artist run initiatives – a term typically including artist co-operatives, independent galleries and art spaces.

The Artist Run Alliance (ARA) came about through a need for artist run initiatives in many parts of the world to connect and interact through a global network, in the process building relationships based on a shared vision.

Organized by the Alfred Institute for Art and Culture, the idea for the Artist Run Alliance has grown out of our work as an independent, non-profit art space. The supportive community necessary to coordinate the activities of an artist run initiative will be extended through a broader context, in effect cultivating a collaborative ecosystem of creative professionals.

The Artist Run Alliance is a forward-thinking project and a supportive, pro-active community is central to everything we do. Our purpose is to help satisfy specific needs particular to collective groups of artists and curators and is infused with a do-it-yourself ethos, fostered by a community working outside of the established art economy and committed to putting creative ideas into action.

Our platform will map artist run initiatives in far-flung places around the globe, enable mentorship and knowledge sharing and provide models and funding solutions for new art initiatives.