AAAC is dedicated to broadening the reach of African American artists and leveraging that influence to support social justice and build community. Our priorities include:

  • Increasing AAAC membership at the local, state, national, and international levels

  • Establishing a powerful and visible presence in communities across the United States and worldwide

  • Empowering artists with training and resources that support growth

Local and State Chapters

 

Each month AAAC is inviting members to convene to strengthen our community and solidarity in the arts. The National Calls will foster spaces for cross-learning and relationship building among chapters. All National Calls will take place from 3-4 PM CT on the second Saturday of each month. To register, click here.

AAAC is recruiting artists, arts professionals, and educators to join in establishing a visible presence in communities across the United States and abroad. AAAC members will receive training and resources to support this growth. To apply for this new opportunity, click here. 

 

Public Forums for African American Art & Social Justice

 

AAAC is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for the power of the arts to support informed and active participation in government and efforts to ensure justice in a diverse society. AAAC is engaged but does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. AAAC's goal in sponsoring forums and voter guides is to provide a space for decision-makers to learn about the candidates and to allow candidates for electoral offices an equal and fair opportunity to respond to questions from the public and AAAC.

Voter guides include answers to questions related to African American Art and social justice. All candidates are invited to register their responses and provide basic bio information. Each answer is published verbatim with a 500 character limit for each question. AAAC will reach out to some candidates directly. Candidates that do not respond are included in the guide as "no response available" with a link to their web and social media when possible. 

 

Museums & Corporations Supporting African American Art & Social Justice

 

AAAC has made a commitment to strengthen the role of African American artists in social justice and diversity inclusion by creating a culture that empowers patrons and public financial decision-makers to take action. Company brands shape culture and drive action within their companies and the communities around them. Consumer guides provide nonpartisan resources that bring companies, their employees, and communities together to celebrate African American art and the pursuit of social justice.

Brand guides include answers to questions related to African American Art and social justice. All executive officers, and their representatives, are invited to register their responses and provide basic company information. Each answer is published verbatim with a 500 character limit for each question. AAAC will reach out to some leaders directly. Leaders that do not respond are included in the guide as "no response available" with a link to their web and social media when possible.