Since 2005, The Laundromat Project has directly invested nearly $850,000 in over 160 multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists,
67 innovative public art projects, 3 diverse anchor neighbors, and 1 creative community hub while engaging over 38,000 New Yorkers.
Who We Are
Mission and Vision
The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.
We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.
We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development.
Theory of Change
When artists and communities collaborate toward collective goals, we create meaningful transformation and wellbeing. Making art and culture in community and fostering new leadership helps shape a world in which members feel truly connected and have the ability to influence their communities in creative and effective ways.
As we strive to achieve our mission and embody our vision, we are guided by our values, and always reflect upon how we can best:
We value creativity as a rich and renewable resource that turns strangers into a community of strong and resilient neighbors.
We value the voices, imaginations, knowledge, cultures, and leadership of people of color (POC).
We value addressing community challenges and creating opportunities for new visions.
We value meeting people where they are and the legacies embedded in place.
We value self-determined narratives as an essential basis for building lasting community power.
We value love as a radical and essential act of power and protest to create the kind of world we all deserve to live in.
Committed to sustained investment in communities of color, as well as those living on modest incomes, The LP focuses on three anchor neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem and Hunts Point/Longwood. Like much of NYC, these communities struggle with the complex socio-economic issues of gentrification.