Welcome to the Alternate Currents Blog
Alternate Currents opens space for conversation, ideation, and action around national and international discussions in the arts that have a profound impact at the local level.
How can working collectively contribute to a more robust and equitable arts economy? How do artists, culture workers, organizations, businesses, and local government work together to address climate change and failing infrastructure? How can we decolonize institutional systems that perpetuate and reinforce social stratification?
Alternate Currents responds to these questions across multiple platforms, both on- and off-line.
The Alternate Currents blog is a go-to online resource that links readers to topical articles, interviews, and critical writing centered in national and international discussions that put a spotlight on artist-led policy platforms, cross-sector partnerships, and artist-driven community change.
The Alternate Currents lunchtime conversation series keeps these discussions going in person by bringing together artists, community leaders, and policy makers who contextualize the issues at a local level and offer up action-oriented responses. Watch our events page for more details.
Visit this page often for updates, articles, and interviews and join the discussion by adding your ideas and comments to the posts below.