Out North is a progressive multi-arts organization offering a vibrant mix of contemporary visual, performing, literary and media art, and engaging in arts activism, human rights, community development, and life-long education.
Gene Dugan and Jay Brause founded Out North in 1985 as a way to present LGBTQ theater productions. The organization expanded to general programming by the early 1990s. Out North further develops, produces and presents local work, including plays, visual art, literature, music, film, performance art, and theater. In 2011, Out North built a partnership with 12 mission-focused art groups in its Art House Residency Program. After a short programming hiatus, Out North has returned to the Anchorage stage to continue its rich legacy of creating a space, aesthetic, and social and political perspective that fosters art by and for people marginalized, unheard, unrepresented, and under-resourced.