Art of Solidarity was cofounded by Nicaraguan-American artist and educator Maria Gabriela Aldana and US-based filmmaker Aleks Martray in 2007, producing community media documentaries and murals in Nicaragua ever since. In partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, the program has produced over a dozen film, media and mural collaborations between North American and Nicaraguan artists and community groups as a summer abroad program for university students.
In 2015, AoS responded to the most vulnerable community that would be affected by the Interoceanic Canal by creating a documentary about their fight to protect their ancestral land and indigenous way of life. See trailer of Bangkukuk Film
AoS was the only international witness to Bangkukuk's elections
in March 2018. Today, AoS is on the ground in Nicaragua documenting the rising of the Nicaraguan people against the Ortega regime.
AoS was developed out of a public high school arts classroom in Baltimore, Maryland as Bmore Cultured