This summer, we launched our non-profit series, bringing you guides the best spaces going against the grain in the world's most commercial cultural cities. Thanks to our discerning writers on the ground, we've been able to drill into the non-profit scenes, each with their own unique direction and criteria. We've also gained a huge insight into alternative models for showing high quality art that exist in some of the most expensive places in the world. Here are all of our non-profit art guides, in one place.
Lauren McQuade kicked off our non-profit series with this insightful round-up of Los Angeles' best. A hotspot for young gallerists and large spaces, Los Angeles has a lot of out-of-the-white-box thinking to offer. Click to read our Los Angeles guide.
Isik knutsdotter of Fourthland 'Everything happens on the street', collecting the tales of Hoxton, PEER Gallery.
Objects made along the way to gather stories. Processes will lead into a street scene event on the 19th Sep with new tales and lost sounds.
London resident and ArtSlant writer Phoebe Stubbs travels across the UK capital in search of its best non-profit art venues—some of which have been around since the '70s. Click to see our London guide.
Installation view of Tongue Stones exhibition (art by Andy Romer). Courtesy Pioneer Works
Joe Bucciero seeks out the New York non-profit scene and finds it brimming with exciting venues redefining the idea of "gallery." Click to read our New York guide.
Mickry 3, Ein geiler Raum, installation view, Dienstgebäude
The latest edition in our series was complied by Olga Stefan. The notoriously exclusive Swiss city refers to its independent galleries as "off spaces" and they are combating the high rents in surprising ways. Click to read our Zurich guide.
Slavs and Tatars, Installation view of Bazm u Razm at Mirrors for Princes: Both Sides of the Tongue,
at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, February 28–May 30, 2015
Can a not-for-profit entity truly exist in a country that does not assess taxes? Danna Lorch investigates how the concept of a non-profit gallery plays out in the context of the UAE. Click to see our guide to the UAE.
The Lab, competitive dance-off performance, Saturday, February 21, 2015. TURFIN AGAINST THE WORLD II: All Styles Dance Battle. Courtesy of The Lab
Leora Lutz explores San Francisco, one of the world's most innovative cities, to see what they've come up with in terms of non-profit art spaces, as Silicon Valley pushes prices to exorbitant levels. Click to read our San Francisco guide.
SAVVY Contemporary, Image via Art Berlin
Berlin is renowned for its alternative creative scene, but the mass migration there over the years has inevitably pushed prices up. Nonetheless, Berlin resident Nicole Rodriguez finds the non-profit scene full of vitality, and contributing significant influence to the art scene there. Click to see our Berlin guide.
Miami, says Rob Goyanes, is a decidely for-profit city. Yet there is a healthy network of non-profits in the balmy East coast city, with sustainable models that contentedly operate parallel to—and sometimes in cooperation with—the commercial players. Click to see our Miami guide.
—The ArtSlant Team
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