Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to fostering the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines.
This mission is reflected in the following banner programs:
To sustain the multi-disciplinary work of Jonah Bokaer Choreography, which includes choreography, media art, video, works on paper, museum exhibitions, and installation-based practices.
To support the activities, subsidies, and performances of Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2002. Our main programs include:
– Choreography and Public Programming
– Rehearsal and Performance Space Subsidies
– Arts Advocacy
– Community Development
To oversee, structure, and support the activities of CPR – Center for Performance Research, a L.E.E.D.-certified green building in Brooklyn, of which Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is a founding partner, and founding owner.
To produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and educational experiences.
To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.
Chez Bushwick recognizes that we are located in D#34 of Bushwick Brooklyn since 2002, and co-founded CPR shortly after in 2008. Our organization respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lenape people. Specifically we are on Canarsie (Canarsee) Land, a Brooklyn tribe of the Lenape People.
In regards to our Hudson Valley programming that includes our annual Hudson Eye Festival, it is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Muhheaconneok, who are the indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past, present, and future, as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all. Additionally, for information on our Hudson Valley programs and language guided by our Curator with Native American artists of our programs, please visit www.thehudsoneye.com!