[nueBOX] supports artists in creating work that is memorable, honest, and explorative. Our programming makes the artistic process transparent, collaborative, and accessible to artists and the artist community.
Julie Akerly and Matthew Mosher co-founded [nueBOX] in 2014. They both desired to enhance the Metro-Phoenix arts community, specifically in the fields of performance and installation art. Phoenix was the 6th largest city in the United States, but did not have enough opportunities for artists to participate in collaborative and research-based art-making for performance and installation-based artists. In a survey of art students in Phoenix, 61% were considering leaving the city after graduation because other cities provide artists with more opportunities. [nueBOX] aims to cultivate a culture that values the process of artistic work, and gives artists a reason to stay in Metro-Phoenix.