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.
Artist-in-Residence Walter Cruz
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. The current Artist-in-Residence is Walter Cruz.
COMMUNITY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (CAIR)
CAIR is a three-month site-specific residency in which Bronx-based artists are invited to work in Kelly Street Collaborative. For three months, artists create an exhibition based on their work in community. We are proud to have Designing the We as our inaugural Community Artist-in-Residence with their project and installation “the BIG rethink,” which explores how perception shapes design to equitably respond to human needs. Focusing on Kelly Street, they will use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.
Join us for public programming!
The LP is thrilled to be part of the Kelly Street community as we work closely with our neighbors, engaging arts, culture, and local creativity to co-create an inspiring vision of community together.
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.