Audrey Russel’s installation on the roof of NURTUREart, Brooklyn, during the opening reception of the Bushwick Biennial, 2009. Courtesy NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc.
NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc. is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for both emerging artists and curators. Founded by George Robinson—to realize his vision of a nonprofit dedicated to supporting artists—NURTUREart is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the heart of emerging art in New York City.
Each year, emerging curators, artists, and gallery staff organize exhibitions at the Bushwick gallery. To date, NURTUREart has created more than fifty exhibitions, as well as gallery talks, performances, and readings, both at the gallery and outside venues.
A variety of notable guest speakers from the forefront of the art world are featured at NURTUREart’s monthly salon. These meetings provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and offer professional education, networking, and community-building opportunities.
NURTUREart is dedicated to nurturing and enriching the next generation with its unique arts programs that connect practicing professional artists and curators with teachers and students. Its Education Outreach Program provides life skills—such as complex communication, responsibility, cooperation and collaboration, confidence, vision, and creative thinking—to underserved Brooklyn youth, while its special events bring a diverse public together to enrich understanding, challenge thinking, have fun, and form a vibrant art community. NURTUREart is currently putting together an online registry of artists and curators.