The Harlem Arts Festival produces a multidisciplinary arts festival in June of each year, showcasing local performers and visual artists that inspire and nourish the artistic community in Harlem. It aims to promote arts education and literacy by implementing arts-related discussion forums, educational workshops, performance opportunities and activities for youth and family. This project is part of Harlem’s addition to the larger, citywide commitment to provide free art in the public parks during the spring and summer months.
Taking place in the newly renovated Richard Rogers Amphitheater and the surrounding park, the goal of the Harlem Arts Festival is to fuel the prosperity of our neighborhood, and mark the Amphitheater as a world‐class cultural venue. The festival takes place annually at the end of June. We are interested in presenting artists across genres — dance, music, theater, and visual arts — whose work contributes to the popular dialogue of the Harlem community.
In an effort to provide engaging opportunities for community involvement year-round, the Festival will be hosting summer internships and circulating volunteer information for youth and families to learn about the mechanics of producing a performing arts festival.