FOURTH ARTS BLOCK INC Overview
Target demographics: FAB and its members are known for their outstanding records of outreach, racial and ethnic diversity, artistic ingenuity, free and low cost programs, and training for emerging artists and youth. Each year these cultural organizations serve more than 1,500 artists and attract an audience of over 250,000 people.
Direct beneficiaries per year: By providing direct services and support FAB is helping reduce costs for artists and audiences and increasing opportunities for resource sharing. FAB's collaborative initiatives benefit its members and dozens of resident companies and artists participating in their programs, non-member arts groups whose primary location is the East Village/Lower East Side, audiences from the neighborhood and throughout the tri-state area, as well as tourists drawn to the history and vitality of the East 4th Street Cultural District.
Geographic areas served: East Village & LES (NYC)
Programs: - District Development & Leadership: the conversion of 100,000 square feet into active arts space, streetscape improvements, cultural heritage, greening, and public art on scaffolding and other public sites.
- Artist Services: ongoing resources and targeted consulting to support the capacity and growth of arts organizations in the East Village & Lower East Side
- FAB Lab: innovative solutions to longstanding challenges, from ticketing and booking to energy efficiency and community development.
- Community Partnerships & Festivals: FAB! Festival & Block Party celebrates the diversity of artists in our community, Pride Goes East unifies neighborhood LGBTQ culture, Downtown Art’s NYC Street Festival of Young Artists & Leaders showcases youth programs, East Village Eats connects theater and dining.
- Visitors Services & Marketing: promotion of East Village/LES as a cultural destination through website, media, rush ticketing and operation of the East Village Visitors Center - now located in the FAB Café