Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.

We seek to raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding and appreciation through programs in the arts, education and public affairs.

Programs & Services

Our programs and services seek to support emerging and established artists, promote cross-cultural exchanges, preserve our cultural heritage, and encourage dialogue around contemporary social issues.

HCX presents innovative programs including art exhibits, performances, and public forums.  Through our ongoing youth development programs we engage children and young adults in an exploration of Haitian culture and foster a greater sense of pride.  Our artist development services are designed to provide artists with access to resources and opportunities to work in the community.

Public Forums

An n’ Pale | Café Conversations Presents recurring conversations with artists, educators and cultural activists.

Diaspora in Dialogue | A Haitian Identity Symposium A day-long conversation on the context of Haitian identity.

Visual Arts

Haiti Film Fest A biennial celebration of Haitian cinema presenting contemporary and classic Haitian films, Q & A’s and networking.

AQ/ArtQuake A portfolio of contemporary prints by 10 internationally known artists sold to support reconstruction efforts of Haiti’s visual art community impacted by the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus A photography exhibition highlighting the work of four Haitian and Haitian-American photographers.

Creativity Unleashed A series of Saturday workshops offering individuals hands-on sessions led by Haitian and Haitian-American artists.

Open Studio Tours Creating intimate opportunities for audiences to view & discuss new work by visiting the creative studios of Haitian and Haitian-American artists.

Performing Arts

Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert Series Designed to bring Haitian music and culture to the forefront of summer programming in New York City.

Pwezi Anba Tonèl An annual evening of poetry and music under the stars.

Selebrasyon! New York’s city-wide festival of art & culture featuring the best of Haitian film, dance, music, literature, and visual art.

Youth Development

Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs Connects children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti.

Ti Atis Afterschool Art Workshops Offering the students of P.S.189 culturally relevant arts-based afterschool programming.

In-School Performances & Workshops Bringing HCX youth programs into NYC schools for special assemblies and in-class performances that work to expand students’ world eye view and connect them with their Haitian heritage. 

HCX is registered to provide performance based workshops and assemblies for Nassau County public schools.  If interested in hosting a workshop/assembly, contact Régine at regine@haiticulturalx.org

Literary Arts

HCX presents several literary events every year which serve as a platform to present a range of works in the literary field. Ranging from readings by emerging poets to book discussions with established authors, past literary events have included:

Contemporary Haitian Theatre with playwright Gary Victor

Salon d’Haïti with novelists Elsie Augustave & Edwidge Danticat

Artist Development, Referrals & Resources

Through our referrals, HCX makes connections between organizations & individuals seeking talent and Haitian artists. For more information on how HCX can connect you or your group with Haitian artists of all disciplines, please contact Régine at regine@haiticulturalx.org.

The HCX Boutik, located at the HCX Office, 558 St Johns Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, serves as an opportunity for Haitian artisans based in in New York and in Haiti to sell their works on an ongoing basis.

Community Building

HCX is committed to engaging individuals and institutions in our community around Haitian culture. Through HCX Collaborations we provide a platform for a diverse range of artists to present their work.

The HCX Community Page functions as a place to exchange information and provides opportunities for artists to share information about upcoming events.

HCX Artist Forums work to build community knowledge and help advance the aspirations of the Haitian communities culture creators.


Affirmation Arts / Afro-Latino Festival / Akashic Books / Arts & Culture Fest
Bridge Culture / Brooklyn Public Library / Brooklyn Children’s Museum / Brooklyn Museum
Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center Library / The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYUCentral Park Summer Stage / CityLoreCOLORS Restaurant
Diaspora Community ServicesEl Museo del BarrioFAB AllianceFive Myles Gallery
Global Syndicate / Haitian-American Community CoalitionHaitian Arts Society 
Haitian Studies Association
/ Haiti Tourism Inc. / La Caye Restaurant / Lakay se Lakay
Long Island University / Make Music New York /The Martin E. Segal TheaterMoCADA
New York Historical Society / One Moore Book / PEN American Center / PEN HaitiP.S. 189
Queens MuseumSoul of Brooklyn / Words Without Borders

Institutional Support

Advantage Care Physicians
AFTA Appraisals
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Brooklyn Arts Council
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Citizens Committee for New York City
Con Edison
Department of Cultural Affairs
Destination>Brooklyn funded by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Diaspora Community Services
The Embassy of Haiti
NEA Art Works
New York Council for the Humanities
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
NPN: National Performance Network
NY-Haitian Leadership Fellowship
NYC Hope & Healing Fund
The Quebec Delegation of New York
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Soul of Brooklyn Regrant Program
Union Square Awards
William Talbott Hillman Foundation


Régine M. Roumain
Executive Director
Erika Pettersen
Development and Communications Director
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