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Based in Philadelphia and founded in 2015, AUTOMAT Collective is an artist-run curatorial collective that champions emerging artists through exhibitions, programming, and publications. We follow a co-operative model, which means that we don't rely on stakeholders or sales to fund our gallery space. Negating the hierarchical structure found in most galleries, we are able to highlight the diverse backgrounds and unique interests of our curatorial members with new exhibitions each month.
Along with our regular programming, we often partner with local collectives, universities, and community organizations to provide space for collaborative engagement. We fund most of our programming and exhibitions as individual artists and rely on supporters to keep us afloat.
In the last few years, we have thought deeply about our identity as a collective and how to build a sustainable future. We moved to the Crane Arts building which allows us to provide a fully-accessible space for our artists and visitors -- something we had long wanted to prioritize in material ways.
We are looking towards a bright future for AUTOMAT -- one that we hope will bring us good, sustainable growth and allow us to work with a more diverse group of members, artists, and visitors.