Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA) is an emergent arts nonprofit, research center and publisher. CARA aims to expand public discourses and historical records to reflect art’s abundant pasts, presents, and futures through initiatives including publications, public programs, fellowships, and exhibitions.
CARA will be a space for un-learning, kinship, and care: CARA wants to attend closely to artistic, emotional, and embodied processes and the people who enact them and consider this work a vital part of cultural production, of historical research, and institutional building. CARA recognizes that care for partners must never come at the expense of care for our own team.
CARA will talk, dance, take walks and rest but above all we will listen.
CARA was developed over a five-year research period in dialogue with artists, curators, writers, publishers, researchers and other cultural workers who share a vision for a just future in and through the arts. During this period,...CARA was known as New York Consolidated. CARA published its earliest books under that imprint and these titles can be found here.