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Borderless – A Global Arts Membership Program

From Let 'im Move You: This is a Success (2016), left to right: William Robinson and Jumatatu Poe. Performance at La Mama, lighting by Tuce Yasak. Photo by Theo Cote.
Shaggy hair, iron, curlers, 2008.



Borderless is a membership program for those who are committed to supporting the work of American and international contemporary artists, and who believe that a thriving international arts community is key to addressing the major challenges of our time. Your contribution underwrites the development of new works-in-progress by notable rising and established international artists during their residencies at 18th Street Arts Center, who are global ambassadors to artist communities around the world.

Through Borderless, you will have exclusive access to programs that unveil the depth and importance of artist communities around the world through the eyes of influential international artists. 

BORDERLESS: Yogyakarta

Each quarter, we will focus on a different region, with artist-designed cultural experiences including live virtual discussions with international artists, artist tours of their studios and communities on-the-ground, and cultural exchange programs. Our first focus in 2021 was on Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with experiences designed by artist Mella Jaarsma unveiling the dynamic artist and artisanal communities of that city. 


For this second iteration of our Borderless series, we focus on Beirut through a partnership with the collaborative design platform House of Today.

Founded in 2012, House of Today is a non-profit organization that identifies, nurtures, mentors, curates, showcases and connects emerging Lebanese designers to create a relationship with design experts, regionally and globally. House of Today is dedicated to the enrichment of Lebanon’s design culture. 

House of Today will create a film highlighting their community of designers that will premiere in early August and launch with a virtual screening and Q&A to happen on the first anniversary of the 2020 blast, at 10am on August 4, 2021.


From January – December 2021 we will be offering one year trial memberships to ALL of our donors, in any amount. Be sure to donate today.

Your membership can be fulfilled through a one-time gift or through a monthly automatic payment. Members can also elect to join as a sustaining member to have their membership automatically renewed, annually.

Sign-up today to demonstrate your commitment to contemporary art around the world.

For questions about membership and benefits including setting-up a pledge agreement please email the Membership Manager at

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