|May 20, 2006|
PS109 @ MEDIANOCHE!
SATURDAY MAY 20TH 2PM – 9PM
161 EAST 106th STREET
(btw Lexington & 3rd ave.)
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS OPENING EVENT
OF THE PS109 ARTIST NEEDS ASSESSMENT
PS109 (99th st btw 2nd / 3rd ave)
Artists, we need your help!
More specifically, we need your thoughts and opinions for a survey of the space needs of artists of all disciplines.
Artspace Projects (www.artspaceusa.org), a national nonprofit organization, is working with El Barrio’s Operation Fightback in East Harlem to transform former Public School 109 (PS109) into a live+work arts / community facility. This survey will help us do so. Please join us on May 20th to launch the survey! Starting at 3pm, and each hour thereafter, we will provide a presentation about the project and the survey.
From Saturday May 20 – Saturday July 15, artists of all disciplines are invited to complete a confidential online version of the survey at:
This project will serve the El Barrio community through sustainable cultural infrastructure that facilitates East Harlem not only as a creative community, but also as a Latino cultural capital. As you probably know, there is a lot of good work happening in the area to promote a cultural corridor, and projects like this will only serve to strengthen El Barrio’s efforts to provide long-term capacity to the unique voice that has come out of the community for decades.Specifically, this project will serve the El Barrio community by providing low income live+work units that are at or below 60% area median income. 100% of the live+work units in the facility will be low income units. The facility will also provide some 6-12,000 square feet of arts, culture and community space.Artist participation in this survey is critical to making this project a reality. Your input will not only help us to understand if there is a need for low income live+work units, it will also help us understand the design and amenities needs within the project.
If you have questions about the survey, contact Artspace Projects at 612.333.9012, MediaNoche at 212.828.0402, or El Barrio’s Operation Fightback at 212.410.7900.