Lower East Side Arts and Culture

FABnyc Membership

FAB supports 40+ members organizations through community forums, topical gatherings, professional development, workshops, peer shares, and advocacy.

Photo by Whitney Browne
Photo by Whitney Browne

Artist Commissions

Current Project: 
Messages to Go by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín

FABnyc works with artists to create community-engaged projects addressing issues of equity, displacement, and social justice; strengthen dialogue and connection among LES residents; and deepen collaboration across sectors.

Affordable Space Programs

FABnyc offers subsidized space rental opportunities for independent choreographers and theater-makers through our Dance Block and Theater Block programs. In partnership with local cultural organizations, FABnyc aims to maximize the potential of available rehearsal space in the East Fourth Street Cultural District.

Photo by Whitney Browne
Photo by Whitney Browne

Culture Work LES

Culture Work LES is a mailing list of resource and opportunities for artists and cultural workers living in the Lower East Side. By signing up for Culture Work LES, you make it possible for FABnyc to contact you with news about opportunities for employment, residencies, commissions, and professional development in the Lower East Side. Register here.

Photo by Ryan Gilliam
Photo by Whitney Browne

Open Arts LES

FAB is launching Open Arts LES to introduce the public to the broad range of Lower East Side arts & culture experiences and opportunities. The event is designed to engage NYC residents in exploring arts and culture opportunities in the LES.

Photo by FABnyc staff
Photo by Emilio Martinez Poppe