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Anchorage Artist Co-op
Civic and Economic Integration through arts and education
The Anchorage Artists Co-op is a community based incubator organization designed to inspire education, civic engagement and economic integration for the city of Anchorage.
Historically, artists and the communities they live in, have had an absence of communication within their own structures which prevents access interact and engage with each other.
With art therapies being a leader in self-expression and self-healing it is essential to work collectively as a community to bridge the gap that has stifled the art communities.
The co-op connects the needs of the therapeutic, educational and practical applications of art with the processes and the underutilized resources of the community.
This co-op provides a much needed paradigm shift for artists in Alaska that have historically been marginalized from economic and educational opportunities. Members of the co-op benefit from having a centralized forum to conduct business in a professional and supportive environment.
As the most diverse community in the United States, the City of Anchorage has a need and a responsibility to be a leader in strengthening communities. To connect creative and conscience artists with public and private agencies, these community members will now have access to provide, receive and drive the therapeutic and practical benefits of art, civic and other creative engagement opportunities.
The Anchorage Downtown Partnership has generously offered their full support as our primary sponsor. This has given the Co-op a venue and the access to truly make a significant impact throughout the city of Anchorage.
Under the Office of the Mayor, the Youth Advisory Commission has been vital to the co-op’s mission to integrate education into the landscape of the community
The ability to integrate and align with the visions and directives from the City and State level places the Co-op and centralized, innovative space to translate those visions into long-term and sustainable economic partnerships.
We are asking for your support by sharing, giving or leading a team so we can continue to grow and work towards the solutions to infinite possibilities.
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will be used to support the training, supplies and our continued efforts.
On behalf of the Artists that have collectively made a change and impact in the community of Anchorage, we thank you.