Art2Action creates, develops, produces, and presents original theatre, interdisciplinary performances, artistic interventions, and progressive cultural organizing. We support Black, Indigenous, artists of color, women and queer or trans-identified artists, artists living with disabilities, and creative allies in the creation of contemporary work. We are dedicated to cultural equity and aesthetic innovation, artistic quality and community 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.