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.
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.
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.