Year In Review

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CRAWL: Season 1

We're really proud of our past year.

In just one season, we've: 

  • Presented 12 artists - including music, dance, poetry, and visual art - plus, we've presented one premiere gallery show and 6 world premiere dance works  
  • CRAWLed to the Lower East Side, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and Bushwick 
  • Hosted a discussion about race and privilege in the arts, moderated by Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs and Sydnie L. Mosley
  • Sold out three of our four CRAWLs 
  • Held a successfully funded Kickstarter Campaign

We've also had some pretty exciting press! 

"...a fascinating departure from the normal performance experience."
- The Dance Enthusiast
"CRAWL: Chapter 4 created a wholly immersive experience, exploring what it means to consume and process artistic and real life situations."
- Broadway World

 

Most importantly, Season 1 of CRAWL built something new, exciting, and above all, necessary. We made a commitment to working with non-traditional venues, building new community partnerships, and showing work that is both urgent and relevant - and we stuck to it. 

We're incredibly proud of the “serious underdogs” that we present- emerging artists who have demonstrated a commitment to making work at a professional level, but are actively looking for opportunities to show more, take artistic risks, and actively engage with new communities. We can't wait to see what they do next. 

CRAWL has built a bridge between commercial event production and abstract art. In our first season alone, our events spanned warehouse parties, gallery shows, and performance showcases. We kept our environment social and accessible. We presented daring, relevant works and promoted critical conversation about them.

In the end, CRAWL is more than a roving arts showcase; CRAWL is an artist-first community that actively seeks to imagine an alternative, forward-thinking vision of arts presentation. And you have made that community possible.

We couldn't be more grateful to be CRAWLing with you, and can't wait for what Season 2 and beyond will bring us. 

From all of us at CRAWL, have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy 2016. Know that you are the community that inspires us!

photo credits: Chelsea Robin Lee