Bridging the Divide: ArtBridge @ NYCHA

Bridging the Divide is an ongoing series of community-engaged artist fellowships at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments throughout NYC. NYCHA provides affordable housing for 400,000 lower-income New Yorkers. Through this program, artists engage with residents via several months of workshops. Resulting from this engagement, artists create artworks that amplify the voices of residents — their cultures, histories, talents, challenges, joys, etc. The resulting exhibitions are displayed at hundreds of feet long, on the construction fencing that surrounds the NYCHA development.

If you are a NYCHA resident and would like this program to come to your development, please email us:

View our Bridging the Divide catalog produced to commemorate our City Artist Corps collaboration with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Founded in 2019 by ArtBridge’s Executive Director, Stephen Pierson, this program is run by Program Director Jon Souza, and Senior Program Manager Rebecca Pristoop.

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