MARCH was established in 2020 as a public-benefit corporation whose mission goes beyond the traditional gallery program. Dedicated to creating meaningful change within the arts, MARCH makes regular contributions to 501(c)3 organizations working at the intersection of social justice and visual culture. We are currently making monthly donations to Burnaway, Hi-Lo Press, Institute 193, South Arts, and Summertime. See below for more information on individual community partners.
Since 2008, Burnaway magazine has brought vital critical dialogue to one of the most politically polarized, historically fraught, ecologically threatened, and economically disadvantaged parts of the United States. The magazine both documents and participates in the vibrant cultural landscape of the South today—from Appalachia to Miami, Nashville to New Orleans. In addition to its publishing activities, Burnaway annually hosts the Art Writing Incubator, a five-week intensive for emerging art writers and critics, and other public programs.
Since 2016, Hi-Lo Press has been a bastion of the Atlanta DIY arts scene, creating a space for printmaking classes, perfumery workshops, film screenings, poetry readings, dinners, meetings, birthday parties, punk shows, raves, and a rotating schedule of unique art installations. For many artists, a show at Hi-Lo is the first time their art is exhibited publicly, a chance to experiment with a new medium, or a way to share work that wouldn’t be shown elsewhere. They take a drastically reduced gallery cut for work sold in shows, strive to ensure free events whenever possible, and will never turn anyone away for lack of funds.
Institute 193 collaborates with artists, musicians, and writers to document the cultural landscape of the modern South. The organization provides artists from the Southern United States – selected not by commercial viability, but by the quality and relevance of their work – with exhibition and publication opportunities. It also endeavors to help these artists gain broader media exposure and foster connections in art markets across the globe.
South Arts supports and celebrates the artistry of the Southern region with grants and fellowships for artists, communities, and organizations. From the most rural and isolated towns to the largest urban cities, communities thrive with access to art. They support organizations that present and engage touring Southern artists for performances, readings, exhibits, and residencies. South Arts values partnerships between artists and organizations that cross sectors, impacting areas of life including healthcare, aging, and education.
Founded in 2019, Summertime is a nonprofit 501c3 Art Studio and Gallery that connects neurodiverse artists with the people and world around them, providing a platform to tell their stories, show their work and make money. The organization provides the space, materials, and freedom to create, as well as opportunities for exhibition and promotion.
New York, NY
Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications – while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. They are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. They embrace diversity and difference in our staff, leadership, artists and audiences.