Ministry of culture and communication
The Austrian Cultural Forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), an agency of the Republic of Austria, is located in an extraordinary landmark building in midtown Manhattan. The bulding features a gallery that covers 5 floors of exhibition space, a state-of-the-art theater and a library that houses over 12,000 volumes of Austrian and Austria-related literature. With over 200 free events per year, including exhibitions, concerts, lectures, panel discussions, dance and performance, the Austrian Cultural Forum seeks to enhance the appreciation of contemporary Austrian creative achievements in the United States.
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town.
Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives.
McNally Jackson Books
McNally Jackson Books is one of the largest independent booksellers in downtown Manhattan. Though her store once shared a name with McNally Robinson, a Canadian chain owned by her parents, Sarah McNally’s Nolita bookstore has always been a completely independent—and personal—venture. In order to keep the selection relevant, the shop’s general-interest stock is curated with the goal of having every book a customer could want and not a single one more. As a result, the bi-level store is comprehensive but not sprawling. Periodicals are heavy on literary and art publications and tend to be read in the twenty-seat on-site tea house. The personal touch extends to the events as well. McNally Jackson hosts several readings, signings, and discussions each week; Margaret Atwood once demonstrated a remote-controlled pen that she had invented, authors have been known to read works by their favorites, and an ongoing series couples writers and their editors. McNally Jackson Books was founded in 2004.
Moustache Books is an online French Bookstore.
All the books on the website are shipped from Brooklyn, NY.
The Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.
The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.
The New School
Situated in New York City’s Greenwich Village, The New School has been a vital center for writing and writing instruction since 1931. In that year, Gorham Munson, a Manhattan editor and influential member of the Alfred Steiglitz circle, introduced his now-legendary workshop in creative writing.
The New School Writing Program offers the opportunity to study the craft of writing under the direction of master teachers who are themselves distinguished practitioners. The approach emphasizes the study of literature as a vital artistic discipline, a creative activity, rather than as a field for historical analysis or an object for interpretation, as in English, literary studies, of comparative literature departments. In seminars and workshops, writing teachers who operate in The New School’s practitioner tradition approach works of art from the inside out, moving inevitably from close attention to language, craft, and form into history and culture, engaging the full complexity of a work, and resisting critical narrowness, insularity, and reduction.
Les Subsistances, an international research laboratory
Les Subsistances is an international 'research laboratory’ dedicated to artistic creation and new forms of performing arts (dance, theatre, circus, etc.) as well as a multidisciplinary working space in which to work, experiment, create, and develop a dialogue with the audience.
They offer artists a space and a period of residency, and intellectual, administrative, technical and financial support relevant to each project.
They offer the public a space and a time in which to share artistic endeavours. They facilitate the exchange of ideas and thoughts, promote artistic practice and dialogues, and invent new forms of meetings by involving the audience in each and every step, through project development, debates, public rehearsals, creative WeekEnds and workshops with the artists.
Time Out New York
Time Out New York is a weekly magazine—source for arts and entertainment listings. Time Out New York online gives access to full content from the current issues of the magazine, searchable access to hundreds of listings and more than 3,000 restaurant and bar reviews.
This season, Time Out New York co-curates with the Villa Gillet and les Subsistances the series "I Contain Multitudes"
Following Artforum’s practice in contemporary art, Bookforum provides coverage by and about the world’s best writers, including Germaine Greer, Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Billy Collins, and Claire Messud, with contributions by such scholars as Morris Dickstein, Marjorie Perloff, Jeffrey Frank, Gershom Gorenberg, and Richard Wolin.
The pieces in Bookforum are about what’s possible in writing and publishing. That has made it a magazine worth waiting for, issue by issue, and a magazine where writers feel they’ve missed a bet if, issue by issue, they are not in its pages.—Greil Marcus
La Clé des langues
La Clé des Langues
Cursor is a social platform that powers the future independent publishers of the world. Part website, part business process, it combines traditional editorial discrimination with the wisdom of the crowd, and harnesses the shared passions of writers and readers. It thereby enables a wide array of new revenue streams for author and publisher and new cultural experiences for writers and readers.
To see Cursor in action, go to Red Lemonade, the first instance of a Cursor-powered publisher.
Founded in 1977 as one of New York University’s prestigious international houses, Deutsches Haus at NYU is a key American institution in the New York City area fostering German-American and international understanding. In a globalized world, DH believes in the importance of a deep trans-Atlantic understanding and dialogue. With innovative, cutting edge programming, DH particularly seeks to expand its outreach to the next generation of global citizens. Our goal is to give a multi-faceted picture of Germany and its relationship with the U.S. today.
The Invisible Dog Art Center
The Invisible Dog, a three-story art center in Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking with respectful care for the past. The art center, admittedly, has a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistible history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 30,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the “invisible dog” trick: a stiff leash and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. The Invisible Dog has been restored for safety and has been cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to The Invisible Dog’s identity: Lucien Zayan, founder and director, wanted a place where artists could feel free to create and get inspired.
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
New York Live Arts
New York Live Arts strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation's dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating. In addition to our deep commitment to individual artists at all stages of their careers, we endeavor to create rich, meaningful experiences for our audiences by engaging them in ways that are intimate and thought-provoking. With our audience, we seek to become a place for dance that is vital to the fabric of social and cultural life in New York, America and beyond.
Formed in February 2011 by a merger of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts is a re-imagining of the legacies of these two extraordinary organizations. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street in New York City and is led by Bill T. Jones as Executive Artistic Director, Carla Peterson as Artistic Director, and Jean Davidson as Executive Director and CEO.
En 1987, Peter Engelmann founded Passagen Verlag in Vienna, the first press in the German-speaking world devoted to translating key texts of postmodernism and deconstruction into German. In 2012, the year of its 25th anniversary, the backlist contains more than 850 titles. With its independent cross-genre program, Passagen Verlag offers current positions on sociology, literature, art, and philosophy, striving to advance and spread reflective attitudes that promote flexibility and tolerance as much as possible.
Before founding Passagen Verlag, Peter Engelmann established Edition Passagen in 1985, featuring the translations of six groundbreaking works of French postmodernism and deconstruction, thus ushering in a new era of social and cultural discourse in the German-speaking world, meeting on the one hand strong opposition from advocates of the Frankfurt School, and on the other hand the enthusiastic approval of a readership that was open to new theoretical appoaches beyond academic and disciplinary boundaries.
The PowerHouse Arena
The POWERHOUSE ARENA —a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher POWERHOUSE BOOKS, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.
The Guardian, until 1959 known as The Manchester Guardian (founded 1821) is a British national daily newspaper that has a long history of editorial and political independence.
Tin House is an eleven-year-old bi-coastal (Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon) literary magazine. Tin House has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies, and was nominated for the 2010 Utne Magazine Independent Press Award for Best Writing. Tin House Books now publishes ten to twelve books per year. The Tin House Literary Festival, now in its seventh year, brings to Portland each year many of the most interesting writers from the United States. The mission of Tin House is to publish the masters of the writing form, whether they are at the beginning of their career or have already won a Nobel Prize. The magazine aims to provoke and surprise. Some of the writers who have recently appeared include Joy Williams, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Etger Keret, Steven Millhauser, and Anne Carson.
Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Their mission is to present a broad range of innovative and thought-provoking non-fiction projects to the general public, while also cultivating specialized opportunities for learning, critical discourse, and creative collaboration for emerging media-makers, theorists, and curators. Their local screenings, exhibitions and lectures attract people from New York City and beyond, promoting dialogue about significant social questions and expanding popular awareness of the documentary arts. Expert panels and discussions from these events are recorded, archived, and made available online to growing national and international audiences. For individuals in their early careers, The UnionDocs Collaborative is a program that deeply engages current modes of non-fiction and facilitates the annual production of a group project. UnionDocs seeks to support compelling, creative work in this field because they believe that documentary art, when paired with thoughtful context and open debate, is an invaluable tool for understanding the complexities of contemporary life and creating a better society.