Happening Now FY20

HCX Rasin Lakay Open Call

Haiti Cultural Exchange is offering another round of grants through our HCX RASIN LAKAY OPEN CALL for 10 artists of Haitian descent in NYC and Haiti to create and present new work to be shared via the HCX online platforms. Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for a one-time grant of $500 to create and share original work. In 2021, we will select artist projects in alignment with our current theme “FANM”. Topics such as womanhood, gender/sexuality, environment, and generational leadership will guide curation and artist selection. Priority will be given to female, femme-identifying and queer artists.

Pa Bliye | Toto Bissainthe

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Pa Bliye | Toto Bissainthe, a multi-media exhibition and concert benefiting Haiti Cultural Exchange, in partnership with Fondation Haiti Jazz. February 7th 2020 at ShapeShifter Lab, the event included an incredible exhibition “An n’ Ale”, recounting the 40-year artistic career of trailblazer Toto Bissainthe. Performances by Riva Précil, grammy-nominated Nathalie Joachim, and Talie performed in tribute to the artist.

With special guests Milena Sandler, exhibition curator and daughter of Toto Bissainthe, and musician Jöel Widmaier. Houseband: Monvelyno Alexis (guitar), Markus Schwartz (tanbou/haitian drum), Bobby Raymond (bass), Frederic Lasfargeas (piano), Hiroyuki Matsuura (percussion).

“Migration” by Madjeen Isaac

Announcing the unveiling of “Migration” a community mural by Haitian American artist Madjeen Isaac. The design visualizes the journey of immigrant residents to the Flatbush neighborhood and the ways in which they carry the legacy of their ancestors.

This beautiful mural was commissioned by Haiti Cultural Exchange with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Council Member Farah Louis, and in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program (DOT Art).

RASIN Lakay Artists

Our OPEN CALL opportunity #HCXRASINLAKAY launched this April 2020 in response to COVID-19, provides grants of $500 for a total of 15 artists of Haitian descent in NYC and Haiti to create and present new work to be shared via the HCX online platforms. Click here to find out more.

View the #HCXRASINLAKAY artist portfolios by clicking on the names below:
Steven Baboun
Fritz Bernardin
Daniel “Dadi” Beaubrun
Sabine Blaizin
Darnelle Champagne and Wynnie Lamour (Jaden Timoun)
Andre Eugène
Okai Fleurimont
Rejin Leys
Glenda Lezeau
Richard Louissant
Coralie Noisette
Joanne Petit-Frère
Jeff Pierre
Pierre-Richard Raphael (Pyelila)
Youry Vixamar

Haiti Cultural Exchange’s programs are made possible in part through funding support from Brooklyn Community Foundation, Con Edison, Ford Foundation, Humanities New York, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Nonprofit Finance Fund, The Office of Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, The Office of Council Member Farah Louis and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and generous individual donors.

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