Chinatown Art Brigade

The Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a collective of Asian-American artists, media makers, and activists with roots in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood. Their work is driven by a deep love for their community and the fundamental belief that fighting against racial and economic inequity is central to our cultural and art-making process. Since its founding in 2015, the Chinatown Art Brigade has facilitated a series of community-led responses to gentrification and displacement, created in partnership with the grassroots organization CAAAV & the Chinatown Tenants Union. Chinatown Art Brigade was founded in 2015 by artists Tomie Arai, Betty Yu (both The LP 2012 Create Change alumni artists) and ManSee Kong.


Here to Stay

As 2019 Artists-in-Residence, collective Chinatown Art Brigade launched Here to Stay: Housing for the People Mapping Project. A collaborative, critical mapping project centering on place-keeping efforts in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Here to Stay aimed to protect and preserve these historic neighborhoods.