MAIA
Artist & community organising for equitable, creative ecosystems
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Organising + Advocacy

Organising

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Exploring all of the ways creative people contribute to the world around them, we act as a broker for the rich and complex value that artists bring into places and advocate for the fair and equitable redistribution of that value. Particular focuses include campaigning for employment rights of POC practitioners and artist-led regeneration that isn’t harmful to communities, protesting against gentrification and displacement.

Our work consistently puts decision-making and collective power into the hands of creative citizens and artists, particularly those not represented in the city’s creative, cultural and social leadership. We do this by raising important dialogues, hosting forums across industries and creating space for creatives to establish their ask from the city, from a position of strength and abundance, rather than the other way around.