Punk Archive Initiative

Bethesda, MD

The Cultural Archive Initiative works to capture, curate and celebrate the cultural impact of the creative underground.

Collaborating with artists, their communities and teams, we discover, preserve and reveal the powerful stories, personal experiences and vulnerable archives of underground artists, independent studios and labels, and the communities behind them - with a focus on preserving the creative work, collective memory and critical legacies of American Punk, Jazz, Street and other experimental, artistic and social movements working at the edges of dominant culture from the 1950s to today.