AUGUST 1ST, 2017

As July comes to a close so does our 8th Season of programming. We use August for rehearsal residencies and to prepare for the opening of Season 9 in September. Starting September 7 we have a powerful line-up of exhibitions performances and events to share with you. 

This year has shown once again that given the space funding resources and trust to experiment artists produce outstanding work. We are so proud of the work we have presented and supported. In Season 8 our projects were strengthened through partnerships with Immediate Medium Quebec Council for The Arts Tilt Kids Festival FIAF French Institute Alliance Française Cultural Services of French Embassy in US PS122 ArKtype Princeton University and Brooklyn Arts Exchange – BAX. 

Our audience continues to grow – participants come from our local neighborhood the five boroughs as well as across the country and around the world. The variety of our programming brings people with diverse interests to the space creating valuable opportunities for cross-pollination. Season 8 brought a record number of young people to The Invisible Dog and we will expand our programs for the under 18 set in Season 9. 

Our budget remains consistent because of our strong earned and contributed income streams. We always know what our baseline is because of the revenue earned from rentals and studio fees and from there we can make responsible transparent decisions regarding how best to support the artists with whom we work. This independent funding model allows us flexibility to respond to artists needs and to commission and present timely projects. 

We are grateful for the fidelity of our artists and supporters especially the ongoing support of our individual donors. We are committed to keeping the majority of our events free to attended. We are strong. We are flexible. We are many. And we are growing. And soon we will be 10 years old. Stay with us and join us if you haven’t yet. We’re always open for you.

Lucien Zayan