Galapagos Art Space is pleased to have strong artistic relationships with the several renowned cultural institutions. We work to develop and grow our residents so that they are prepared to perform at our “big sister” venues, who offer them an open door to larger audiences. We are also grateful for the support of Karen Brooks Hopkins, President of BAM and Susan Feldman, Artistic Director, St Ann’s Warehouse, who are members of our Advisory Board.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
BAM is the new model of an urban arts center. On its stages and screens, BAM fuses live performance, new media, emergent technologies, and visual arts. In its studios, BAM drives the creative process by commissioning works from vital artists like Sufjan Stevens and producing major international theater presentations (with partners such as director Sam Mendes and The Old Vic’s Artistic Director Kevin Spacey) and unique concert events including Love in Hard Times: The Music of Paul Simon. In the neighborhood, BAM is a resource for local artists and residents, while up and down the hemispheres, BAM builds relationships with innovative peers.
BAM continues to define “next.” New programming concepts like “Takeover”—BAM’s all-night, open-house arts party—invite younger audiences to experience BAM events. Daily BAMcinématek repertory screenings expose imagination in film. “Sounds Like Brooklyn” concerts at BAM and in clubs around Brooklyn highlight the dynamic diversity of the borough’s music scene for the world.
St Ann’s Warehouse
For 30 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theatre and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theatre and rock and roll. Since 2000, the organization has helped vitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO, where St. Ann’s Warehouse has become one of New York City’s most important and compelling live performance destinations.
International Exchange and Studio Program of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland (IAAB)
IAAB is an international exchange and studio program which offers visual artists from Basel, Solothurn and the surrounding region the opportunity to spend a number of months working abroad. IAAB has seven studios in the tri-national region of Basel and currently arranges exchanges with ten partner organisations abroad.
Galapagos is one of those partners, and annually offers an artist from New York City the opportunity to spend six months near Basel, in the Swiss countryside town of Riehen. In turn, we host Swiss artists here.