UB Arts Collaboratory


There is an ideal ecosystem in which art can thrive. It must provide the resources artists need. Affordable housing. Spaces for studios, exhibitions and performances. An engaged audience. And most importantly, the company of other artists.

There remain a handful of American cities where artists can dedicate themselves to their passion. Where they can be free to live their art. Buffalo is one of those places.

An architecturally stunning city, Buffalo has a thriving avant-garde scene that dates to the 1970s. The animated spirit of the young people from that era and the community they built remains remarkably fertile ground for the arts. Creativity is contagious. In the right setting, ideas grow, multiply and spread.

The UB Arts Collaboratory intends to create an environment where creativity can flourish, by pulling down barriers between disciplines and encouraging collaboration. For those who want to leave a mark on the world, there will be no better home than Buffalo.

The Arts Collaboratory intends to make the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo-Niagara region one of the best places in America to LIVE YOUR ART.