Community

SI strives to be an institution that is locally engaged and a resource to our community.  Since its move to the East Village in 2018, SI has collaborated with neighborhood arts and civic-centered organizations to offer art focused programs to a wide audience.

SI’s community programs are held in partnership with celebrated neighborhood organizations, including long-established East Village nonprofits such as Women’s Prison Association and Fourth Arts Block. SI proudly partners with nonprofit Young New Yorkers, an arts diversion program for young people, which hosts biweekly workshops in the SI library and galleries. 

SI’s education partners include Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, Free Arts NYC, GO Project, Little Missionary’s Sara Curry Preschool, New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development, and School of the Future.

SI is pleased to be a member of Fourth Arts Block and Soho Arts Network, and supports the East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA). SI is home to Printed Matter / St Marks and actively supports their community outreach and free, bimonthly bookmaking classes for all ages. SI is a proud member of the New York Public Library’s Culture Pass program.

If you or your institution would like to learn more about how to collaborate, please contact Lou Neyland, Head of Education & Community Engagement with any questions: lou(at)swissinstitute(dot)net

Please see below for recent press about SI and its community:

CityLab: NYC:Where the Police Offer a Free Art Class Instead of Prosecution

The Medium: This Art Gallery Proactively Hires Justice-Involved Women

The New York Times: Swiss Institute Has a New Home Ready-Made for Art