The Alliance for the Arts serves the entire cultural community through research and advocacy and serves the public through cultural guides and calendars. We publish information on the arts and cultural events in New York City as well as studies highlighting the importance of the arts to the economy and to education.

The Alliance is a nonprofit research center, responding to issues in the cultural community which need study and analysis or in organizing advocacy efforts for government funding for the arts or promotion of the arts to the tourist industry. Its economic impact studies have resulted in increased government funding and have coordinated the centralization of a database reflecting the arts industry in New York City and State.