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 Apex for Youth, Burnaway, Institute 193, Southpaw Cafe and Community Space, and Summertime. See below for more information on individual community partners.
Apex for Youth
New York, NY
Apex for Youth recruits working professionals to volunteer and become positive role models who inspire youth to expand their horizons and envision what is possible for their lives. Through mentoring and educational programs that serve students from 1st to 12th grade, Apex volunteers guide and support youth to become confident, be ready for college and give back to the community.
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.
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.
Southpaw Cafe and Community Space
Southpaw was born out of years of wanting to have a space in town that was accessible, collaborative, and accountable. In early 2020, the Future Economy Collective founded Southpaw Cafe at 204 Draper Rd NW, surviving almost entirely off of grassroots donations. At Southpaw, community members are encouraged to model the world that they want to build so that their culture and structure may reflect the shared goal of liberation for all people. Members embrace the full humanity of one another through the recognition of intrinsic rights such as housing, food, healthcare, bodily autonomy, belonging, pleasure, rest, clean drinking water, a healthy ecosystem, and more.
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.