WHAT IS THE ARTS COLLABORATORY? We are a strategic initiative designed to create an environment in which creative collaboration can flourish. The Arts Collaboratory brings UB and Buffalo-based artists together to spark innovation and share their work with the world.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF SYNERGY You’ve heard the saying that the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts? Or that many minds are better than one? That’s synergy. The Arts Collaboratory believes if we bring creative minds together, great art and big ideas will result. All too often, the arts exist in their own separate bubbles. We want to gather Buffalo’s painters, poets, dancers and creators into one big community. Together, we’ll find more inspiration and power than we would our own.
WE WANT YOU TO GET TO KNOW UB AND BUFFALO’S ARTISTS We think you’ll see work you wouldn’t otherwise encounter—work you never would have sought out on your own. Our goal is to send you home with ideas you wouldn’t have had, and our hope is you’ll reach out and share them with each other.
THERE IS AN IDEAL ECOSYSTEM IN WHICH ART CAN THRIVE. It must provide the resources artists need. Affordable housing. Spaces for studios, exhibitions and performances. An engaged audience. And most importantly, the company of other artists. There remain a handful of American cities where artists can dedicate themselves to their passion. Where they can be free to live their art.
BUFFALO IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES. An architecturally stunning city, Buffalo has a thriving avant-garde scene that dates to the 1970’s. The animated spirit of the young people from that era and the community they built remains remarkably fertile ground for the arts.
CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS. In the right setting, ideas grow, multiply and spread. The Arts Collaboratory intends to create an environment where creativity can flourish, by pulling down barriers between disciplines and encouraging collaboration. For those who want to leave a mark on the world, there will be no better home than Buffalo.
The Arts Collaboratory intends to make the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo-Niagara region among the best places in America to LIVE YOUR ART.
For more information visit https://www.ubartscollaboratory.com/buffalo