ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. They are known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these values to the present. They seek to facilitate cross-pollination between artists and activists. ABC No Rio is a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community. We believe that art and activism should be for everyone, not just the professionals, experts, and cognoscenti. Our dream is a cadres of actively aware artists and artfully aware activists.
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is a Bronx-based arts organization that creates, produces, presents and supports the development of contemporary dance and all creative disciplines with a unique focus on women, People Of Color and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual & Queer communities.
A collective of NYC dog walkers, pet sitters, and a certified dog trainer/pet owner counselor who give a large portion of our profits to small nonprofit projects. Our mission is to give your pet as much love and protection as we would like to give the world. Founded in 2001 our unique NYC dog walker group offers the client the warmth and familiarity of having an independent walker plus the coverage and professionalism of an agency. The experiences of our NYC dog walkers range from one year to 30 years. We work with big dogs and small dogs, dogs with emotional or physical health problems, and any other NYC dog who needs experienced, professional walking and care. We also regularly care for cats, dogs, birds, ducks, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, horses, and others.
An artist group whose name expresses their commitment to an open format for developing art works and working together. Allied’s partnership with et al. began with an ambitiously wonderful winter installation, The Blue Balcony. Since then, et al. has been gracious enough to house our video archives in their office space, and to provide their diner and arts space The Sunview Luncheonette for cozy gatherings.
FRISE has emerged from the associations Künstlerhaus Weidenallee (since 1977) and Abbildungszentrum (since 1994). In 2003, they found their location in the former hairdressing institute at Arnoldstraße in Hamburg-Ottensen, and from 2008 on for 36 years, the house is owned by FRISE co-operative society. Production, Interchange, Exhibition – the founding motives of the house of artists are as valid today as they were then. In single or shared workshops, about 40 artists work in different fields of media and conceptual debate. Exchange is not limited to within, but is also practiced with guests, with cultural institutions in the local and national community – and worldwide with partners from France, Japan, Finland, USA or other places.
GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. We’re dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and community revitalization.
Grrrr (Ingo Giezendanner) (born 1975) is a painter and installation artist and member of the Kroesos Foundation. He lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1998, Ingo Giezendanner, alias GRRRR, has been documenting the urban spaces in which he has travelled and lived. Apart from his native city of Zurich, his travels have taken him to diverse cities from New York and New Orleans to Cairo, Nairobi, Karachi and Colombo. Everywhere he travels, he captures his surroundings on location with pen on paper. His drawings have been presented in numerous magazines, books and animated films as well as in spacious installations and wallpaintings.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Their mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Their goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community’s and the public’s “agenda” for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. They assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.
An information project on radical spatial practice, political engaged artistic production and struggles to create zones of autonomy, spaces of freedom, and potentials for anti-capitalist resistance in the city. House Magic began in 2009 as an irregular zine circulating information about squats, occupied social centers and art projects in occupied spaces and gone on to produce exhibitions, discussions and other publications. House Magic is now expanding to become a point of convergence for field reports, activist research, engaged scholarship and critical writing on squatting, occupations, struggles for urban space and radical cultural production. House Magic is interested in occupied spaces as both sites of cultural production and as spatial conditions produced by cultural forces working in the margins of, or in opposition to the hegemonic orders that structure urban space. House Magic seeks to create a space for discussion of squatting and occupation practices and — in the context provided by this — frame discourses on larger issues of cultural production, urban space, and political practice.
MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX’s work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content. Through its annual Festival and an innovative series of events throughout the year, MIX celebrates experimentation in sexuality, media arts and political action and continually strives to broaden its scope to include audiences and artists from communities that have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized within the media field, especially communities of color, transgendered people, and lesbian & gay youth.
New American Cinema Group, Inc. / The Film-Makers’ Cooperative is the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world. Created by artists in 1961, as the distribution branch of the New American Cinema Group, the Film Co-Op has more than 5,000 films, videotapes and DVDs in its collection.