Kelly Street Collaborative
In partnership with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, and Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, The Laundromat Project has transformed a 2 bedroom-apartment on Kelly Street in Longwood, South Bronx into a thriving creative community hub, with artist studios, arts programming, and community partnerships that allow us to engage the larger Kelly Street community.
The seeds for the Kelly Street Collaborative were planted when Create Change Fellows Seyi Adebanjo, Ro Garrido, Alison Kibbe, Sasha Phyars-Burgess, and Priscilla Stadler partnered with the Kelly Street Garden to create the Grow Love project at Field Day 2014.
Dennis RedMoon Darkeem’s studio at the Kelly Street apartment
Every year we invite Bronx based artists, cultural producers, and makers of all disciplines to work in our space, to develop projects and programs along with residents and participants. This residency provides with time and space to develop new work. This program is a up to twelve-month studio residency that focuses on creative practice development for Bronx-based artists working in any artistic discipline.
Major funding for the Kelly Street Collaborative is provided by the New York Community Trust, New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Surdna Foundation.