As a Black-led organization based in highly-gentrified downtown Brooklyn, 651 ARTS is a significant placeholder for the cultural aesthetic of the African Diaspora and provides professional and creative opportunities for artists of African descent.
Antenna is a vital participant in the city’s life through the creation and support of artist-driven programs that focus on visual arts, arts education endeavors for social justice. Begun as a cultural production engine for New Orleans’ recovery after Hurricane Katrina, it has recently acquired a publishing house that supports a residency program.
Art21’s vivid video portraits provide explorations of the lives and aesthetic practices of the artists of our time. The distribution of its fantastic catalog to arts educators and public media platforms serves to inspire a more creative world.
In its new and more significant exhibition gallery for artists in now gentrified Tribeca and Chinatown communities of Manhattan, Artists Space puts artists at the center of its work through a commitment to contextualization, decolonization, and active interrogation of its institutional role.
Believing that performance is an essential element of collective healing, ArtSpot Productions blends ensemble authorship, physically rigorous training, original music, interactive sculptural environments, and extensive research and rehearsal to incite positive change in its community.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center illuminates the wide range of artistic expression of the African Diaspora in New Orleans. It serves as a critical cultural anchor for its Central City neighborhood and the city’s broad arts ecology.
A Studio In the Woods, in partnership with Tulane’s Bywater Institute, is an artist residency space in a protected hardwood forest on the banks of the Mississippi. It provides opportunities for reflection and refuge while exploring the intersection of artistic practice, academic scholarship, environmental justice, and community.
BOMB Magazine is the long-running arts publication for artists of all disciplines. It is committed to oral history and equity through artist-generated content and an editorial eye that provides critical context.
BRIC serves as a multidisciplinary stoop for the borough of Brooklyn. 40 years strong, BRIC brings together community media, performing arts programs, contemporary art exhibitions, and artistic programming that explores issues of difference and community under one roof.
Reflecting the dynamic communities of its New York City borough, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is at the crossroads where artists, residents, national and international visitors meet and connect through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs.
As a community-centered media production house, Buni Media creates multilingual digital content (such as its renowned XYZ puppet show) to inform Kenyans about contemporary social issues and build a culture for engaged civic participation.
As a thoughtful and independent critical platform providing insight into the aesthetic process, Cabinet Magazine is full of curiosities which fire one’s imagination and creativity. After many years as a print publication, Cabinet recently shifted to an online platform.
Content House is a collective of writers, artists and filmmakers that co-creates stories of beauty and hope about Kenya’s cultural and natural abundance. Content House also collaborates with citizen journalists in communities where traditional artistic practices are part of daily life.
The Creative Economy Working Group (CEWG) is composed of Kenyan artists, cultural producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and others who are focused on organizing the arts and culture sector, and advocating for freedom of expression and a national cultural policy.
Working alongside the artistic community to influence New Orleans’ cultural policy agenda, The Entertainment and Law Legal Assistance Project (The ELLA Project) provides pro bono legal services and counsel to the city’s arts community, with particular attention to renowned culture bearers: Mardi Gras Indians and musicians.
The GoDown Arts Centre provides a home for artists, partnering arts organizations, and the creative economy sector. A leading voice in the region, it serves as a critical hub for cultural policy in Nairobi and East Africa.
Providing a learning community and resources for its U.S. based philanthropic membership, Grantmakers in the Arts is an association of arts and culture funders of all shapes, sizes and practices. It places racial equity at the center of their work.
Initially founded in 1963 as the cultural arm of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Community (SNCC), Junebug Productions amplifies the voices of New Orleanian Black communities and the broader African Diaspora through its focus on theater and performance.
Committed to public education reform and rigorous creative learning in targeted New Orleans’ school districts, KID smART trains both teachers and teaching artists through a STEAM-focused art and literacy curriculum.
Growing out of the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund (2014-2018), the New York Community Trust’s Mosaic Network and Fund is a funders collaborative designed for collective learning and the allocation of resources to address the crisis of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership in New York City’s arts and cultural sector.
Although its work has a national scope, the National Performance Network is committed to its home base of New Orleans. It supports the collective power of artists, culture bearers, and artists organizations through fiscal sponsorship and service provision.
New York Live Arts commissions, produces, and presents innovative movement-based arts within its two rehearsal studios and large performance space in Chelsea, on the westside of Manhattan. They are known for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation, and active engagement with the social, political, and cultural currents of our times.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art engages artists and audiences to explore the concept of the American South through new lenses. By examining the development of visual art alongside traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage, the museum interprets the complex and complicated ideas of place and identity within a continually evolving national dialogue.
At the forward edge of the radical imagination, PARTICIPANT INC’s alternative art space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan embodies its profound attention and intentional practice by presenting and archiving ambitious exhibitions, screenings, and performances, and within contexts that recognize the social, political, and cultural value of creative experimentation.
Based in the East Village, a neighborhood that has rapidly changed and gentrified, Performance Space New York, formerly PS122, explores questions of relational practice and power. Through performance and discourse, they create an open environment for artists and audiences to build community and counter the often-exclusionary nature of urban development.
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Situated on the historic grounds of the TK World’s Fair in New York’s most diverse borough, the Queens Museum activates its assets for the wide and diverse interests of its Latino, Asian and African neighbors.
With its artist-centric mission and new artist-led board, SculptureCenter transforms emerging ideas into innovation, dialogue, and independent thought. Founded by artists in 1928, its programming and exhibitions highlight contemporary art’s specific potential to engage the aesthetic, social, and political facets of the imagination.
Open 365 days a year in a city park which it maintains, artist-founded Socrates Sculpture Park magically revitalizes urban space through its public art installations and commitment to equity and inclusion for neighbors in its diverse Queens community.
A fierce advocate for Queens, The Chocolate Factory Theater commits its assets to both their Long Island City neighborhood and their community of interdisciplinary artists, choreographers, and dancers.
One of the few alternative arts spaces left in the Chelsea gallery scene, The Kitchen is a wildly experimental performance space pushing forward discussions on contemporary issues through interdisciplinary art, film, performance, music, and events.
The Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), specifically its Art with Heart program, works in partnership with Kenya’s National Museums, reimagining public space and connecting indigenous cultural practice with contemporary artists through beauty, creative expression, and storytelling.
As a culturally and politically attuned online magazine, Triple Canopy hosts extended conversations trained on the cultural and political uses of emerging technologies and alerted to the widening disparities framing our relationships to the digital world.
Since the fight against AIDS isn’t over, Visual AIDS utilizes its programs and registry of intersectional art to continually address this global epidemic through thought-provoking programs, inclusive dialogues, and support for HIV+ living artists.
Wajukuu Art Project is an artist collective whose members have a lifelong commitment to their practice and their Lunga Lunga community. With creativity, imagination, and intention they design and offer children’s art classes and intergenerational programs.