Introspective Collective: A Joseph Cornell Co-op

    December 7 – January 20, 2018


    Trill Matrix

    December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019, 6-8:00 PM, Abrazo Interno Gallery



    November 1 – 30, 2018


    The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

    November 14 – October 18, 2018

News Highlights

Announcing a new collaborative residency program dedicated to arts professionals from Puerto Rico

August 31, 2018

Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI) and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (the Clemente), with Embajada, are thrilled to announce a new collaborative residency program dedicated to arts professionals from Puerto Rico. Extending the resources of AAI’s existing LES Studio Program within the Clemente building, this shared initiative includes 6- to 12-month fully-funded studio- based…

Memorial for Clemente Artist Robert Grant

August 1, 2018

We invite you to The Clemente cenacle to honor and celebrate the life of our friend, artist Robert Grant, early August. Check back for more information regarding this memorial.  

When We, Fight We Win presents Collaborative Storytelling: The Making of The Scroll Project

July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29th 2-4 pm at The Clemente JOIN some of the artists and cultural organizers of this project in a conversation about COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING: THE MAKING OF THE END THE DEBT! DECOLONIZE! LIBERATE! Scroll. The event will include a performance of the scroll and is part of the When We Fight, We Win! /…

Manhattan Affordable Housing Opportunity - Deadline July 3, 2018

July 3, 2018

Manhattan Affordable Housing Opportunity - Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2018 103 new, rent stabilized apartments at 435 W31st Street (rents range from $613 - $2,519) The Actors Fund, a national human services organization here to meet the needs of our entertainment community with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts, is excited to spread the word about a…

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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