About Us

Active Cultures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic exploration of our global foodways—the attitudes, practices, and rituals around what we consume. Foodways provide a window onto our most fundamental beliefs about cultural expression, equity, environmental sustainability, and ourselves.

We believe that by nurturing vital collaborations between artists, chefs, food practitioners, and their communities, we can illuminate global foodways and feed experimental artistic practice simultaneously, to build stronger connections of empathy, curiosity, and care among us all.

Support Active Cultures with a fully tax-deductible gift and help make our programs—and our future—possible! Your generosity helps us create opportunities for the most exciting and vital voices in food to experiment alongside the most important artists of our time, while inviting anyone and everyone to share.