Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance ( NADA ) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Our mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. We believe that the adversarial approach to exhibiting and selling art has run its course. We believe that change can be achieved through fostering constructive thought and dialogue between various points in the art industry from large galleries to small spaces, non-profit and commercial alike. Our international group of members includes both galleries and individuals ( art professionals, independent curators, and established gallery directors ). The various perspectives and ideas offered by our diverse roster creates a network which, at its most basic, is a resource which people could contribute to and take as much ( or as little ) as they are inclined. The benefits for some may be a matter of business, for others a source of intellectual or aesthetic stimulation. To date, our initiatives have succeeded on two fronts: making the contemporary arts more accessible for the general public, and creating opportunities that nurture the growth of emerging artists, curators, and galleries. Our events have included: artist talks/gallery walks with critics and curators ; benefits in support of charitable institutions ; members-only seminars to stimulate dedication and ethics in our profession ; and an annual art fair in Miami, which is held in December and is free and open to the public. The New Art Dealers Alliance is a not-for profit organization, registered in the State of New York. Membership is by invitation only, following nomination by an existing member and approval by the executive and advisory boards.