Blue Start Contemporary was founded by artists and grown from a grassroots art exhibition in 1986, Blue Star Contemporary is the first and longest-running nonprofit space for contemporary art in San Antonio. BSC’s programs have grown, activating positive change in the art community and community-at-large. Blue Star presents an international array of artists, giving them the opportunity to create new work in its spacious, flexible galleries. In an effort to promote greater awareness among its constituents, curatorial preference is given to artists and projects that encourage empathy and inspire compassion.
Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015 Common Field is a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field.