When One Notices: Reception - Sept 4th, 6-9pm

    September 4 – October 19, 2019, Abrazo Interno Gallery


    American Roulette: Reception - Sept 4th, 6-9pm

    September 4 – October 19, 2019


    The Clemente Open Call 2019

    September 10 – October 12, 2019

News Highlights

The Clemente Open Call: DEADLINE EXTENDED - 10/26/19!!

October 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 10/26/19!! We know that October is a month of deadlines for a variety of arts endeavors and we are pleased to extend our Open Call deadline for an additional two weeks, through Oct. 26. If you were thinking of applying but knew you couldn't make the original deadline, now you have some…

The Clemente Free Building Tours for Open LES

September 25, 2019

Book your calendars!! We are one week away from Open LES 2019! The Clemente is excited to announce that we will offer two free tours on 10/5 & 10/6 at 2PM where we will guide you through our building. Not only will you be able to walk through a school building that has transformed into…

CLEMENTE OPEN CALL 2019 (Para Español ver más abajo) 克萊門特中心 (Clemente) 公開徵件

September 10, 2019

Submission Deadline is October 12, 2019. We are pleased to invite independent curators, emerging artists and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the two gallery spaces at The Clemente, the Abrazo Interno Gallery and the LES Gallery, from July 2020 to June 2021. SELECTION PROCESS The Clemente is a Puerto Rican/Latino…


September 5, 2019

Book your calendars!! We are one month away from the kick-off of Open Arts LES 2019! This is your opportunity to explore the world-renowned institutions, vibrant community hubs, and unique small arts organizations that together makeup one of the most adventurous and creative neighborhoods in New York City! Open Arts LES, October 4-12, celebrates Lower…

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  • The Flamboyan Theater was an exceptional performance venue for our performance. We are so grateful to the Clemente for your support!

    Margaret Elaine Plaza, National Arts Educational Collaborative

  • Thank you so much for opening your home to us for these 2 weeks. It has been such an amazing week so far! All your staff are so kind, helpful, and attentive. So thank YOU for leading an arts organization that truly takes care of its artists in residence.

    Yvonne H. Chow , H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

  • The Clemente is a great cultural organization and I really really love all the people who work there and what you do is simply awesome. All the things I did will be helpful for my studies and my future job. I just wanna say THANK YOU for everything, thank you to Jan and Julio that said “yes” to my internship.


    Marika Covolo, Clemente Summer Intern

  • Thank you to everyone at CSV for your love, help and support. It truly takes a strong and supportive team to make a successful event. Last night’s Afro-Latino Crossroads show was amazing. We filled the house and shook the roof with the music and energy!!! I want to especially thank CSV for the smooth transition from curatorial proposal to live event.

    Mia Roman Hernandez, Visual Artist and Curator

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around the wonderful Clemente Soto Velez Center. I was very impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm for and devotion to the building’s heritage and its importance for the local and international community. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Ricardo Rivera

  • You don’t know how my heart leaped when I passed by the center and saw the scaffolding GONE! It’s so beautiful! Seeing it restored is a magnificent experience! I’m so proud of all that has been accomplished…Thank you for ALL your contributions and hard work. I can’t get the picture of the New Center out of my mind..Thanks again!

    Carmen Tello

  • You guys really do have such a special place.I think it is such an amazing asset to the community!

    Dave Clark, Location Manager

  • The center is really great. I like the renovation, it’s wonderful to the people who live around there. Congratulations tho this amazing project.

    Teresa Viera

  • The Flamboyan Theater is a wonderful multi- purpose venue with everything you would wish for in an open theater space.

    Andreas Robertz, OneHeart Productions

  • We have held performances of our Resident Artist Program at The Clemente for 2 years. It has been the perfect venue for these performances. The administrative and technical staff have gone out of their way to make our time at The Clemente amazingly successful!!!

    Joe Stackell, Mabou Mines

  • Just a note of gratitude for the warm welcome to The Clemente.
    The staff has been wonderful, the community incredibly responsive. We appreciate more than I can describe being  a part of The Clemente familia.

    Hamilton Clancy, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

  • What a shining star this huge building has become!

    Marlis Momber, Renowned photographer who has chronicled the changes in cultural life on the Lower East Side for over three decades