Welcome To Alternate ROOTS!

Did you miss ROOTS Lounge on March 11? 
Click here to go back and listen.

Upcoming Program Deadlines:

Visual Arts Scholarship Nominations
Extended to Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 5p Eastern

ROOTS Week Call for Poster Art

Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 5p Eastern

Apply to Attend the Encuentro: Montreal
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Artistic Assistance
Professional and Project Development
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 5p Eastern

ROOTS Week Call for Performances
and Learning Exchanges
Monday, April 28, 2014

Announcing Our New Program:
Friends of Alternate ROOTS

Our Friends program is for everyone who believes in the power of artists working for social change and for social justice. It's for folks just like you - maybe you are not an artist, or you are, or you just have not been able to be involved directly but love what this work stands for. You're probably looking for a way to show your support because you know how important this effort is, especially in the South. If that's the case, we need friends like you.

Click here to learn more.

Alternate ROOTS Receives EmcArts Innovation Lab Award

Click here to read our press release.

Get your ROOTS Week T-shirts Here!

Did you miss the opportunity to buy a t-shirt at ROOT Week or did you miss ROOTS Week altogether and want to have to pretend you were there?  Click here to order your ROOTS Week 2013 t-shirt.

New Website Coming Soon!

Launching this winter, our new website will feature all new stories, images, and functions for an all-new interactive experience.  This project is a part of an overall communications initiative spearheaded by the good folks at Social Impact Studios.  Please click here to view a presentation about our communications goals and strategies.

View a short documentary on Alternate ROOTS.

Thanks to the folks at Doobious.org.


We proudly announce a new cross-membership initiative for our Atlanta membership with WonderRoot and C4 Atlanta.  Read more here.

Alternate ROOTS' Mission: Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As a coalition of cultural workers we strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through its programs and services.

Alternate ROOTS is a proud resident of the Little 5 Points Community Center.

Donate to Alternate ROOTS!

A donation to Alternate ROOTS is an important part of contributing to arts and social change in the Southeast. We are an organization with over 30 years of experience helping artists make a difference through activism and creating community.