Art2Action, Inc. creates, develops, produces and presents original theatre, interdisciplinary performances, performative acts and progressive cultural organizing. We support women artists, artists of color, queer or trans-identified artists, and creative allies. We are dedicated to cultural equity and innovation, artistic quality and community value, performativity and impact.
We believe in the possibilities of queerness as a productive frame for our work, and the necessity of the “both/and.” We are dedicated to these values, and hold them to be of equal importance:
Cultural Equity & Aesthetic Innovation
Artistic Quality & Community Value
Performativity & Impact
Whether developing new work, collaborating with community partners, touring, or acting as a presenter, community-based process and meaningful engagement with diverse constituencies is central to all of our residencies, productions and creative projects. As a mission-driven, artist-led organization, we are intentionally designed to increase capacity, extend reach and increase our impact through multi-year partnerships with local partners, national networks, organizers and activists.
Photo by James Geiger
History & Background
“Art2Action” was first envisioned in 2001, by theatre artist Andrea Assaf, when she began creating original work under that name: “Globalicities” was the first production, at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2003. The organization, Art2Action Inc., was formally incorporated in July 2010, with Founding Board & A2A Collective members: Dora Arreola, Andrea Assaf, Krystal Banzon, Meena Natarajan, and Jo Novelli. Art2Action attained 501(c)3 not-for-profit status in 2011, retroactive to the date of incorporation. Originally incorporated in the state of New York, Art2Action’s main office, operations and programs are currently located in Tampa, FL.