AIP's mission is to foster a partnership between the arts and the community at large in order to
Raise the visibility of the arts in Long Beach, New York and the surrounding area, and thus support current efforts and create new avenues of collaboration and develop venues for exhibits
Unite our artists (literary, performing, and visual) in a unique, creative network and assist in getting their talents seen and
shared with the community
Bring other segments of the population (individual patrons,
business, library, educational institutions, and governmental
agencies) into the dialogue so that all the arts can gain support.
Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit 501c(3) cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY. The goal of AIP is to foster a partnership between literary, visual, performing artists and the community, enhance the arts environment by developing, supporting, and nurturing creative endeavors, and give artists avenues and venues to perform or display their art. Merchants, schools, library, organizations, city government, artists and arts lovers all share in this unique dialogue and collaboration.
Membership over a TWENTY-ONE year period consists of affiliate arts and educational organizations and 254 literary, visual and performing artists and supporters in Long Beach and 25 surrounding communities.
As a totally volunteer organization funded primarily by membership dollars, AIP is soliciting grant and foundation monies to strengthen the organization. AIP’s long range goal is to obtain a venue to provide arts to the residents of our community and beyond. AIP is currently providing quality entertainment and youth programming as well as working on collaborating with other arts groups and city government to form a unique arts alliance, a local Advisory Board on the Arts. AIP strives to provide a nurturing environment for artists to flourish individually as well as to encourage cross-cultural and inter-generational endeavors.
AIP began as a dream. In July, 2000, the people of Long Beach were invited to a meeting at the Public Library to voice their suggestions on developing a vision for the arts in our community. Over 65 participants listed various projects and a grass roots organization developed to begin to implement these ideas and revitalize the local arts scene. Artists In Partnership incorporated in October, 2000 and became an official 501 ©(3) organization in the summer of 2003. In 2004, AIP received a $2,000 grant, and in 2005, an $1,800 and a $1,300 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program through the Long Island Arts Council. THIS WAS JUSTTHE BEGINNING!
Every year since then, AIP has been the recipient of numerous grants:
NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program Grants administered by the Long Island Arts Council and more recently by the Huntington Arts Council
The JP Morgan Chase Foundation grant -2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Past Legislative grants from New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and State Senator Dean Skelos
Nassau County grants from Legislator Denise Ford - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. 2020, 2021
Long Beach City Council grant - 2013
Ongoing Long Beach Public Library grants for festival programming.
AIP continues its outreach to the community with the annual Cabaret Festivals, the Barrier Beach Blues Festivals, the Folk 2 Funk Festival, the Kickin' Country Festival and Hip Hop Keeping it Real...Positive Festival as well as participation in Arts in the Plaza, Voices of Hope programming for 9/11 remembrances, Conversations on the Arts, First Night, and arts educational and business seminars.