Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) is an alliance of and for the region’s not-for-profit arts, cultural and arts education organizations. LIAA promotes awareness of and participation in Long Island’s world-class arts and cultural institutions. Formed in 2003, LIAA offers leadership and diverse support services to arts organizations, serves as an advocate for arts education in our schools and collaborates on strategies for economic development and community revitalization.
Long Island Arts Alliance, through its programs and many partnerships, actively works to connect diverse art, artists and arts organizations to audiences in the streets, galleries, museums, theaters, and classrooms found throughout our communities.
Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) was created to support and foster the growth of the arts, arts education, and cultural experiences on Long Island. The seeds for LIAA were planted in 2002 when the Long Island Association, the region’s largest business and civic organization, asked prominent community leaders to examine Long Island’s assets, growth opportunities and challenges. Its Arts and Culture Committee, made up of heads of local arts institutions, found that no measure had yet been taken of the arts’ regional economic impact. As a study was planned, the Committee created an island-wide alliance of not-for-profit arts organizations to actively address the challenges facing the art community. The result was the formation of Long Island Arts Alliance. The study, conducted by noted economist Dr. Pearl Kamer, found that the not-for-profit art community contributes nearly $200 million to Long Island’s economy each year. The LIAA then began a campaign to enhance media coverage of art activities on Long Island. Teaming with public television station WLIW21, the Alliance encouraged the development of a new weekly arts magazine show, Ticket, which aired for more than five years, giving Long Island audiences a weekly program celebrating the best in Long Island arts and culture. LIAA has since developed other programs designed to recognize new talent, support arts education, and boost the visibility of Long Island’s thriving art community.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Diversity fuels creativity.
Creativity fuels the arts.
LIAA embraces diversity in everything we do because diverse perspectives, diverse influences, and diverse audiences help our community thrive. By including Long Island’s wonderful panoply of cultures, races, generations, and orientations in the arts, we enrich everyone’s lives.