About

About Us

ABC is a 501(c)3 technical assistance and research organization with a mission to improve quality of life for people of color through the arts and STEM. Our services focus on the underlying factors that impede their creative and professional endeavors: access to capital, networks, and training.

ABC aims to systemically improve the quality of life in communities of color through two main services: the Grassroots Action Project and the Rising Tides Research Institute.

Vision

Vision

We envision a sustainable future plural society that has eliminated inequities based on race and class, in both sociocultural and legislative spaces, where people of color, with an emphasis on Black, Latinx and Indigenous peoples operating as creatives, artists, and makers, are able to exercise their fullest autonomy, collective power, and enfranchisement in a state of lasting economic solidarity. We understand that with the fulfillment of this vision, Arts Business Collaborative will dissolve.

Mission

Mission

Through community-centered programs, services and action-oriented research, ABC facilitates avenues for people of color, with an emphasis on Black, Latinx and Indigenous, and their communities, to leverage the economic value of cultural capital and improve their quality of life by addressing barriers of access to capital, networks, and knowledge.

Values

Values

Practice and theory are action-oriented and address the key issues of the communities we serve
We foster mutual exchange between individual and community.
Collaboration decenters inequities caused by scarcity and acts in favor of sustainable community
Take no sh*t, do no harm.
The ‘how’ is always informed by the ‘who’.
Creative practices focus energies that connect the individual and collective and open spaces for adaptation.