National Partner

651 ARTS

Founded in 1989, 651 ARTS is Brooklyn’s premier presenter of contemporary dance, theater and music from the African Diaspora. Our signature programs are the mainstage Performance Series, Tradition and Transformation (finished work by emerging and established artists), Live & Outspoken (provocative artist interviews and live performances), Africa Exchange (exchange projects and access for African artists to perform in the United States), Artist Development Initiative, and Education and Community programs which engage artists in adult and youth learning.

651 ARTS is committed to presenting a high level of excellence in the contemporary performing arts of the African Diaspora. Our presentations, humanities events and artist development activities seek to further quality cultural programming by and for people representing the full breadth of the Black and African Diasporic experience.

1000 Dean Street, Suite 232
Brooklyn, New York
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Phone 718-305-1045

Monica L. Williams
Chief Curator and Director of Programs

Farren Wood
Program Associate