Arts Association is a diverse arts collective dedicated to nurturing the rich artistic and cultural fabric of New York City. Over 100 local artists have come together to collaborate on multimedia exhibitions in a gallery setting. A guiding principle of the nonprofit is to provide material and organizational support to emerging artists. To further this principle, the organization devotes a large portion of its budget towards directly funding artists and frequently hosts free workshops for artists to collaborate on their works.We provide economic and logistical support to under-represented local artists. We bring individuals from all artistic backgrounds together to encourage interdisciplinary artistic collaboration and exploration. We are creating a network that connects local artists to resources necessary to further their artistic future, as well as the implementation of educational and workshop programs. The Alternative Arts Association is also a registered 501(c)3 and New York State public charity.