About us

The Multicultural Artists Coalition (MAC-CAM) is a non-profit grassroots organization shaped by immigrant, refugee, Indigenous, Black, and POC artists. Through capacity building workshops, art festivals, research, and advocacy, our programming targets systemic barriers so that our communities can achieve their goals to a better capacity (larger impact, audience, scale, and visibility).


Our Mandate

We believe that knowledge is the foundation for capacity. Thus, our actions aim to construct a long-term continuous process to empower the immigrant and refugee artists´ community by developing community assets, abilities, and capacities.


Our Principles

Our actions are based on the following principles:


  • Self-determination

  • Self-management

  • Self-sustainability

  • Participation

  • Ownership

  • Agency

  • Bottom-up planning


Internal governance:

  • Our board structure works on a volunteer basis.

  • Our decision-making process is entirely grass roots under the form of assemblies, and every single member of Multicultural Artists´ Collective has agency in our decisions making processes.

  • There is no fee to be part of the collective.

  • The current board members are:  Aymara Alvarado Sanchez, Kerem Eker, and Patsea Griffin.