Not An Alternative

Not An Alternative is an art/activism collective with a mission to affect popular understandings of events, symbols, and history.

Not An Alternative is dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative and visual communications for social change. Not An Alternative both initiates and supports campaigns that foreground cultural and mediagenic organizing strategies. Borrowing tactics and techniques from advertising, branding, public relations, and exhibit design, it designs and produces grassroots pressure campaigns that heavily integrate both online and offline visual communications.

http://notanalternative.com

Grants

Weeklong Visit with Lummi Nation to Plan and Develop Trans-media Campaign Exhibition
The Natural History Museum proposes to visit the Lummi Nation outside of Bellingham, Washington to spend a week with tribal leaders planning a trans-media campaign and traveling exhibition aimed at raising awareness, bringing the Lummi's struggles to a broader public, and strengthening local coalitions where the exhibit will tour on the west coast.
Amount $4,351
Year(s) 2017
Region US
Primary Approach Travel
 
General Operations
Amount $25,000
Year(s) 2017
Region US
Primary Approach Cultural Organizing
 
Standing Rock: video production, meetings with Indigenous Environmental Network and Honor the Earth
We'd like to send two people from our Natural History Museum team to shoot video interviews and footage at the Standing Rock encampment, and also at the North Dakota heritage center museum in Bismarck. The trip would also provide an opportunity to meet with and deepen our relationships with organizers from Indigenous Environmental Network and Honor The Earth, whose work we hope to amplify within the museum sector through a partnership with 5 museums around the country over the next 3 years.
Amount $2,475
Year(s) 2016
Region US
Primary Approach Cultural Organizing
 
Association of Science Museum Directors Annual Conference
Travel to Association of Science Museum Directors Annual Conference in Vancouver
Amount $1,700
Year(s) 2016
Region US
Primary Approach Travel
 
COP 21
Travel to COP 21 in Paris
Amount $2,500
Year(s) 2016
Region US
Primary Approach Travel
 
General Operations
Amount $15,000
Year(s) 2015
Region US
Primary Approach Cultural Organizing
 
The Natural History Museum
Exhibition that confronted the American Museum of Natural History about its ties to climate change denialism
Amount $15,000
Year(s) 2013
Region US
Primary Approach Cultural Organizing