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.

HCX visual art exhibitions work to present the creativity of Haitian artists and artists’ whose work supports Haiti. Past exhibitions have included:

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.

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.

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.

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.

The HCX Boutik 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.

Partnerships

Affirmation Arts / Afro-Latino Festival / Akashic Books / 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 Arts Society / Haitian Studies Association / Haiti Tourism Inc.Long Island University / Make Music New YorkThe Martin E. Segal TheaterMoCADANew York Historical Society / One Moore BookP.S. 189Soul of Brooklyn / Words Without Borders

Institutional Support

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Brooklyn Arts Council
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Citizens Committee for New York City
The Embassy of Haiti
EmblemHealth
FOKAL
NYC Hope & Healing Fund
New York Council for the Humanities
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
NY-Haitian Leadership Fellowship
The Quebec Delegation of New York
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Soul of Brooklyn Regrant Program
Union Square Awards

 

Board Members

Marylin Andre-Isaac
Fabrice Armand
Sheila Guillaume
Marie-Flore Joseph
Régine M. Roumain
Magdaly Saint-Juste
Staff
Executive Director
Program Coordinator
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