Update February 16, 2022: HueArts NYC has now launched! Click here to read about it.
The Laundromat Project is thrilled to announce our collaboration with partners at Museum Hue and Hester Street on a new, comprehensive online platform for NYC arts entities called HueArts NYC. Through a user-friendly map, searchable online directory, and field report, HueArts NYC will aggregate information on arts entities created by and centering Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and all People of Color (POC) in New York City. To be released in December 2021, HueArts NYC will amplify impact and increase support for these performing and presenting arts entities. Starting today, the website huearts.nyc shares information about the project and allows the public to nominate groups for inclusion.
Along with Museum Hue and Hester Street, we want to create a dynamic, data-driven online resource spotlighting POC founded and focused arts entities of all scales and sizes throughout the city—including nonprofit, fiscally sponsored, and for profit groups. HueArts NYC will provide city agencies, policy makers, philanthropists, peer organizations, arts and culture enthusiasts, and the general public with robust information about these arts entities, increasing support for their critical contributions to city life.
As a POC-centered arts organization, The Laundromat Project is proud to be contributing to the creation of HueArts NYC, which will enable greater visibility and self-determination for POC spaces and the artists, creatives, and community members we support in manifesting new futures—for us, by us,” said The LP ED Kemi Ilesanmi.
Read the full press release here to learn more.