WHAT IS GALAPAGOS ART SPACE?
Galapagos Art Space is a 9,000 sq ft Obie Award / Building Brooklyn Award winning cultural venue located in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
We have a 1,600 sq ft lake inside our building, with island seating on the lake, and the lake is surrounded by a beautiful, operatic style mezzanine.
Yes, we said lake. We have a lake inside our building.
In NYC we have our own LAKE.
Galapagos was built to LEED certified status and was one of NYC‘s first 'green’ cultural venues.
gorgeous photo by: Eric Provost
HOW DO WE FUND GALAPAGOS?
In order to operate, Galapagos does not accept government grants or public funding of any kind.
We believe that if the work we present is strong, communicative, and effective, audiences will support us.
Since opening in Williamsburg in 1995 we’ve proved that a cultural venue operating an independent, evolved business model geared to support the performing arts can flourish.
Government and the philanthropic community have important roles to play in creating venues of opportunity that serve the artistic community and the public interest.
But once they're up and running, venues have a responsibility to operate stable, effective business models strong enough to operate independently. They also have the responsibility to continue evolving and optimizing those models for the benefit of future audiences, artists and administrators.
As cultural participants and leaders in New York City we can’t be placeholders, bystanders in the midst of what others before us have built. We have to lead.
- Robert Elmes
Director, Galapagos Art Space