Forming partnerships and collaborations are integral to organizing exciting creative opportunities. I’m proud to share this list of organizations I have been able to work with.
Amos Eno Gallery
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, 11206
Amos Eno Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery providing a full season of exhibits by emerging and mid-career artists working in visual, performance, installation, interactive, and/or digital media/video. Our season is complemented by a diverse series of performances as well as educational and public programs for the New York area. A small community of professional artists runs our nonprofit whose members are vetted through a rigorous reviewing process by their peers. Amos Eno serves as an alternative, artist-run platform for professional artists in a variety of media, giving precedence to artistic expression freed from commercial restraints. By presenting a rich schedule of exhibits and participatory events, we help promote the cultural growth of our community.
Brooklyn Day Retreats
Brooklyn Day Retreats is a collaboration of female creatives who appreciate the importance of slowing down slowing down. We've joined forces to create a full day self-care retreat in the heart of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Fork and Spoon
Meet Mardi: “My creativity comes to life when developing and conceptualizing health-supportive, plant-based recipes and menus, but I still love making myself a good steak for dinner. I believe in listening to your body—mine craves plants, dislikes seafood and gluten, and sometimes wants a burger, medium-rare with all the cheese and things and a glass of good whisk(e)y. “
603 Bergen Street, Suite 202
Brooklyn, NY 11238
We wanted to create an environment where learning to cook was approached differently – where the focus is on learning by doing, using what you have, what’s in season – and most importantly by experimenting. By letting go of recipes and letting your confidence and instincts take over - plain and simple.
Educational Alliance Art School
For over a century, the Educational Alliance Art School has provided opportunity for creative expression, skill acquisition, and arts appreciation for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and ages, and has hosted– both as students and as faculty–renowned artists including Chaim Gross, Peter Blume, Adolph Gottlieb, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Max Weber, among others. Today, the Art School at Manny Cantor Center is one of New York City’s premier community art schools, offering a fresh selection of classes and workshops.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC
Envision New York City as a place in which artists and community in dialogue are creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.
LMCC values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world and actively works to counter discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender identity. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities and are committed to providing opportunities that help to rebalance those inequities in our work.
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
NURTUREart works to ensure equitable access to professional and learning opportunities in contemporary art by building a vibrant, engaged, and inclusive community of artists, curators, and youth.
We create spaces for artistic and local communities to invest in social sustainability through reciprocity, civic engagement, and other forms of giving back at the intersection of art, curatorial practice, and arts education. The unique synergy among our programs generates a collaborative environment for artistic experimentation, cultivates a supportive artistic network, and enriches the local and larger cultural communities.
366 Stockton St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
OSTUDIO is a co-working and community space for New York creatives. It is the place where makers gather under one roof; where members work together towards the goals of fine craft and collaboration. If you are a designer, architect, photographer, or any other type of creative, here is your new home! A spacious venue that is just 20 min away from downtown Manhattan, with affordable pricing, flexible rental periods and amenities that foster collaboration and retail opportunities.
Pixie Yates is a fashion designer, art educator and illustrator living in NYC’s East Village. She founded her accessory and clothing line “Pixie Yates” in the late 90’s and was swiftly featured in many major fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Jane, The New York Times, Glamour, W, and Seventeen magazine. Pixie’s collection was sold around the world in boutiques and major department stores such as Barney’s NY, Barney’s Japan, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Steven Alan, TG170 and many more.
After her daughter Georgia was born her extensive work in fashion segued to children’s art education and illustration. Among other endeavors she developed "Camp Pixie, an outdoor arts summer camp in the heart of the East Village". She has a children’s craft book, Pixie Project's which is being released as an Ebook and print book in 2018.
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017
The Roger Smith Hotel is a family-owned hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Color and creativity shine amid the surrounding skyscrapers and concrete. We champion the city’s rich artistry, treating both our lobby and first-floor bar Lily’s as rotating gallery spaces. Our guestrooms are designed with hand-picked furnishings and paintings from all over. One of the longest-running family-owned Midtown hotels in NYC, The Roger Smith Hotel has maintained a distinct, intimate identity for more than 80 years, all in the heart of one of the most consistently changing cities in the world.
Supermoon Art Space
753 Onderdonk Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
We’re a community art center and gathering space for people of all ages to share, create, and inquire together. Our mission is to serve a wide group of participants, allowing for neighbors from different backgrounds to deepen their bonds through art- making and collaboration. Our programs are offered at a sliding scale pay rate, in Spanish and English as much as possible, and our staff of educators and teaching artists are deeply rooted in the community. It is our goal that families are able to engage wholeheartedly in all aspects of the space including classroom activities, volunteer opportunities, events and meetings, regardless of their family structure, socioeconomic or cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, or preferred language.
38 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
Swiss Institute is an independent non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward-thinking and experimental art making through innovative exhibitions and programs. Committed to the highest standards of curatorial and educational excellence, Swiss Institute serves as a platform for emerging artists, catalyzes new contexts for celebrated work, and fosters appreciation for under-recognized positions. Open to the public free-of-charge, Swiss Institute seeks to explore how a national perspective can foster international conversations in the fields of visual and performing arts, design and architecture.
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
Shell's Loft Brooklyn is a series of collaborative, creative spaces located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. We have over 15,000 square feet of space designed for:
hosted events, film and photo shoots, off-site retreats, workshops, pop-ups, baby showers, and awesome AF dinner parties.Owned and operated by a small but mighty team of rebel brown girls, we are committed to nurturing and empowering our diverse community. Our space is open to all.
Threes @ Franklin + Kent
113 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Threes @ Franklin + Kent is Threes Brewing’s outpost in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The space features our beer, on draft and in package, liquor, wine and delicious food from our pals at Purslane Catering. They host monthly events and book private events as well. Don't forget to grab cans and bottles to-go from our beer fridge to stock up on Threes beer at home.
Two by Twelve
Two By Twelve was started by a two-time Cancer survivor looking to give back to the community.
Based in New York City, Two By Twelve works closely with non-profit organizations and hospitals to provide arts and music programming to children and families facing serious illness. Two By Twelve uses music and the arts to improve, empower, and enrich the lives of children and families in need.
University Council for Art Education
The University Council for Art Education advocates for art, and art education, as vital forms of critical inquiry. With a view to the future, the Council is committed to being a dynamic forum for the exploration of contemporary issues faced by art educators.
Willie DeVargas and The Super Giant Creatures
Willie Devargas is a children’s music artist. Born and raised on the Lower East Side of New York City, Willie Devargas fell in love with music as a child as he was immersed in the diversity of the city and exposed to sounds from all over the world. What was a musical hobby turned into a true passion through his role as an early childhood music educator once he saw how his original music sparked his students to dance, clap, smile, and open up in new ways. He was hooked and inspired to create more music that shares positive messages about life and our world in a way that is simple and empowering for our youngest children and with rhythm that all ages can appreciate.
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 ·
Independent community bookstores offering a top notch selection of literature and a variety of lectures and workshops. Locations in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City.
Young Professionals in the Arts
Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) is a New York-based networking organization founded to foster connections and creativity within the art professional community. Aimed at those who work in the arts and cultural field such as galleries, museums, theaters, auction houses, cultural centers or any other professional capacities within the arts. YPA unites the powerful minds that keep the arts moving forward by offering monthly events that expand experiences and ignite meaningful conversations centered on working in the arts. We believe there is strength in collaboration, communication, and shared experiences and aim to form a more positive, more inclusive New York arts community.