Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Development
  • Community
  • LGBTQ+
  • Race & Ethnicity


1207 Southport Drive#106Austin, TX 78704 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

ARCOS carries out its mission--to experiment rigorously to discover adventurous new forms of contemporary performance--through two major avenues: Firstly, by creating performance that integrates overlapping layers of newer and older technologies in ways that question dominant understandings of the world, explore moments when cultures collide, and examine the turbulent processes of traditions in flux. These pieces explore the complexity of being human today and are accessible and relevant to a diverse range of contemporary audiences. Secondly, through interdisciplinary training and development programming for performing artists at various stages in their practices. These activities take the form of academic residencies, biannual interdisciplinary performance workshops, weekly open dance classes, masterclasses, microgrants, fiscal sponsorship, and fundraising and production support for independent performing artists.


ARCOS has been serving independent artists since 2011; sustaining and evolving by remaining fluid in both artistic process and organizational structure.Guiding our structures is a core value of divesting from white supremacy as a company and as individuals. Operationally, this looks like sharing our platform with BIPOC artists, redistributing resources, radical transparency, horizontal decision making, and care-full hiring and rehearsal processes. The development of these values has integrated us in a community of future-oriented artist-activists we are proud to support and co-create with. It has also shifted the way we make work, what that work looks like, and where/how we present work in communities.

Currently co-directed by dance artist and educator Erica "EG" Gionfriddo and multimedia artist Eliot Gray Fisher, ARCOS creates work that probes the intersection of technology and humanity through rigorous interdisciplinary experimentation. We utilize a process of "hacking" or repurposing everyday technologies for other than their intended use. We hold an expansive definition of technology to include the digital, analog as well as technologies of identity and community like language, gender, and even dance and movement forms.

As we move into our second decade of arts innovation and service, we are hoping to find volunteer board members who are as excited as we are about co-creating new futures where arts and our bodies are integral to surviving and thriving as a species.


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