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. AoS was developed out of a public high school arts classroom in Baltimore, Maryland as Bmore Cultured
from 2004-2008. In partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, AoS grew as a study abroad and produced over a dozen film, media and mural collaborations between North American and Nicaraguan artists and communities.
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.
With your support, Art of Solidarity has raised over $3000 towards basic medical supplies and food for our network of 900 students & doctors treating victims of state violence through clandestine hospitals at Managua's universities. These supplies have been crucial in saving lives, treating the wounded and supporting the student's fight for justice. But we still need your help! Donate here!
All funds raised will go to support our field reporters in Nicaragua and medical supplies for clinics treating the wounded.
We are a volunteer organization and greatly appreciate your support, ideas, and help spreading the word!