Exploring the Metropolis (EtM), the only New York City-based nonprofit arts organization exclusively focused on workspace needs for performing artists, announced it has ceased operations as of June 30, 2020. A new fiscally-sponsored project, Redtail Artist Residencies, will be continuing EtM’s artists workspace programs in Jamaica.
“It became apparent after the COVID-19 pandemic hit that we would not be able to continue to serve and make an impact in this field,” said David Johnston, Executive Director of EtM. “After discussions with our Board of Directors, funders, and Artist Advisory Council, we decided to end our operations in an orderly manner, making sure we meet all obligations to funders and to our resident artists prior to shutting down. We do this knowing we have enriched the ability of performing artists to make new work.”
Founded in 1982 by Eugenie C. Cowan, EtM has made a singular impact. Over these decades, EtM has focused on the needs of emerging and established artists' need for affordable, suitable space to create, rehearse and perform in New York City.
EtM has accomplished this service through various vehicles: Conferences, such as A Generation of Theatre 1982, 1992, 2002, seminal studies, such as the 2004 Report on the Feasibility of an Orchestra-based Rehearsal Center in Manhattan (PDF), which formed the basis for the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and its groundbreaking free searchable online database, NYC Performing Arts Spaces.
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