Portrait of John Cage by William Gedney

The Archive of Documentary Arts actively acquires contemporary documentary projects directly from artists through purchases and donations. If you would like your work considered for acquisition please consult the opportunities listed below and follow these guidelines:

  • Before submitting your work, acquaint yourself with our history and collections to determine whether your project is a good match for the ADA.
  • The ADA is most interested in cohesive bodies of work in the final stages of completion.
  • Please keep in mind that our staff is small, our purchase funds are limited, and we receive a large number of inquiries, so it may take time for the ADA to respond to your submission.

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