Happening Now FY20


KaNu Dance Theatre at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Jessica St. Vil and KaNu Dance Theater present excerpts of KaNu choreographed by Jessica St. Vil; a fusion of traditional and contemporary Haitian dance. The choreography explores how we can collectively draw on our strengths to address inequity and injustice.

Thursday, August 26th from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Plant Family Collection
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Get tickets here.


Vizyon Atistik

Vizyon Atistik Residency Program

Vizyon Atistik Artist Residency is a new initiative that provides visual artists of Haitian descent an intimate space to showcase works or share integral aspects of their practice/works in progress for a duration of 6 weeks. Artists will be expected to facilitate public facing art making workshops and/or conversations with communities of their choice (Example: local residents, young kids, teens, adults, queer/non-binary identifying folx) and will receive assistance in developing and implementing workshops and talks with the Programs Associate. We encourage artists to view this opportunity as a way to receive feedback and/or generate conversation around an already existing body of work that they wish to expand or current works/projects in progress with the community.

Timeline/Duration (each artist gets at least 6 weeks within the space)

Term 1: September 20 –October 29
Term 2: November 8 – December 17

Begin your application today!


Lakou NOU Culminating Event Recap

In June 19 in Rogers Tilden Veronica Place Block Association Community Garden, HCX hosted the 2021 Lakou NOU Culminating Event from 4-9pm to showcase the works of 2020-2021 artists in residence AnJu Hyppolite, Daveed Baptiste, and Guerdley Cajus.

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
Mikaelle Cartright
Darnelle Champagne and Wynnie Lamour (Jaden Timoun)
Andre Eugène
Pascale Faublas
Okai Fleurimont
Veroneque Ignace
Rejin Leys
Glenda Lezeau
Richard Louissant
Coralie Noisette
Joanne Petit-Frère
Jeff Pierre
Pierre-Richard Raphael (Pyelila)
Jessica Ulysse
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.

Click here to view our latest photo album. Click here to read about past HCX events.


About Our Programs

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.

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