Cool Culture

Educator Orientations Kick Off the Program Year 

We welcomed new and returning educators to our CityWide Cultural Access Program through a series of virtual orientations this fall.

Advocating to Address Inequity in NYC’s Cultural Funding

Cool Culture’s Executive Director advocates for support of BIPOC organizations through a radical reimagining of cultural funding as part of New York City’s cultural plan, Create NYC.

Back to School in Harlem’s Senate District 30

Cool Culture helped bring the cool–and snacks–to a Back To School Youth Resource Fair in Central Harlem.

Summer with Bloomberg Arts Interns

Cool Culture collaborates with two high school students through the Bloomberg Arts Internship to support program capacity, communications content, and development databases!

Wellness Wednesdays in BedStuy and Crown Heights

Cool Culture helped bring the cool–and snacks!–to Wellness Wednesdays in BedStuy and northern Crown Heights in a series of District 36 community events.

Inspiring Physical Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

“All bodies deserve love!” Download our Physical Wellbeing Toolkit to use storytelling to inspire wellbeing and art-making.

Curators for Educators: Health + Wellbeing are Human Rights

Educators came together for a guided herbal meditation, panel discussion, Brooklyn Museum gallery tour, and a collaborative brainstorm with visioning for the future.

Inspiring Civic Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Download our Civic Wellbeing Toolkit for resources and art-making that encourage the use of our collective power to call for change.

Board of Trustees Updates

Welcoming Dixie Ching and Lynne Toye to the board! We also thank Samantha Gilbert for her leadership as Chair and are excited to announce Rob Krulak as the newly elected Chair with Ahmed Yearwood as Vice Chair!

Bring the Cool! Honoring Juneteenth with Brooklyn Museum

Honoring Juneteenth: What does freedom, joy, and care look like to you, your family and community?