Our current programs include: Commissioning public art and community engagement projects; Supporting local cultural organizations through advocacy, workshops, and collaborations; Recognizing local history and culture by coordinating Lower East Side History Month and ‘The People’s LES’ project; Partnering on community issues – bringing creative approaches to local organizing around sustainability, small business retention, and access to public space; Managing an affordable workspace program serving over 600 artists each year; Bringing visibility to LES programs and cultural issues through video, podcasts, newsletters and social media; Mapping cultural assets and community needs online and with our partners; Engaging in local and citywide alliances focused on community issues, social justice, and equity.

We organize our programs according to five primary areas of focus:

Lower East Side Cultural Organizations

Public Art and Community Engagement

The People’s LES

Local Partnerships

Affordable Workspace


Stay tuned for more and check out our Programs Archive.