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The New York City Artist Corps was created by Mayor de Blasio in spring 2021 as a way of providing relief to New York City’s hard-hit arts community while bringing a diverse range of free cultural programming to all New Yorkers. City Artist Corps members have fanned out across the five boroughs to present workshops, exhibitions, performances, installations, murals, and much more - free and open to all.

October will mark the culmination of these City Artist Corps public engagements, with several showcases and hundreds of individual events happening across the city. Coinciding with National Arts and Humanities Month, the City Artist Corps October Showcases are a citywide celebration driven by this once-in-a-generation investment in the City’s artists as a way of reconnecting residents to the city they love, and fostering a fair, equitable, and vibrant recovery for all.

Below is a list of free showcases and other City Artist Corps programs and events happening through the end of October. Follow #CityArtistCorps on social media to learn more about City Artist Corps members and activations happening across the five boroughs. 

New York City Artist Corps October Showcases

  • Queens Museum Showcase October 16

    The Queens Museum is a venue partner for the New York City Artists Corps, hosting a wide selection of artists who will be presenting art, poetry, performances, film screenings, and a workshop.

  • Queens Theatre Showcase October 16-17 and October 23-24

    Queens Theatre is an organizing and venue partner for the New York City Artist Corps, working with over 30 artists as they present their projects to the public.

  • LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Showcase October 27-29

    LPAC will present City Artist Corps Showcases in a festival format in their Little Theater.

  • The Clemente Showcase Through October 31

    The Clemente will feature more than 30 events by City Artist Corps members in film, performance, dance, music, and pop-up exhibitions.

  • Street Lab Showcase Multiple Locations Through October 29

    Street Lab is creating opportunities for City Artist Corps members to exhibit, perform, and showcase their work outdoors in restaurant sheds in partnership with Chelsea Market and in other public spaces across the city alongside Street Lab programs and with community partners.

  • National Sawdust Showcase October 25-28

    National Sawdust will host performance showcases for 12 recipients of the City Artist Corps grants.

  • OpenCultureWORKS Showcase Multiple Locations through October 30

    OpenCultureWORKS and the Department of Transportation will host and produce a series of City Artist Corps Public Space Showcases in three DOT plazas in Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx.

  • 250+ City Artist Corps Member Programs Citywide

    Beyond these showcase events, City Artist Corps members are putting on public engagements in parks, plazas, cafes, community venues, and other non-traditional art spaces across the city through October.

Thanks to City Artist Corps Partners