Up next: Adaptations Program at JCC Manhattan

We are partnering with the Adaptations program at JCC Manhattan to present three Artist Gyms for adults in their 20s and 30s with developmental and/or learning disabilities. We’re so happy to be expanding Artist Gym in this way, though because of the nature of the work these sessions will not be open to our larger Artist Gym community. There will be three sessions total, in June, July, and August. If you or someone you know would like to join these workshops as a participant through the Adaptations program, please reach out to our artistic director, Sarah Plotkin.

Artist Gym is Electric Eye Ensemble’s once-a-month creation and creativity workshop for those looking to bring artistic practice into their daily lives. Spend an afternoon playing, exploring and making theater with us! Each Gym is themed, and exercises center around the investigation of that theme. Part playground, part devising workshop, part networking event, Artist Gym is dedicated to creating a community of diverse individuals who value collaboration and art-making in New York City.

In the works:

August 19 | 7 - 9 pm | Artist Gym Extravaganza

September 23 | 2 - 5 pm | Theme to be announced

“Thank you for bringing together a community of artists. I think art is about more than just the performance, it’s about thinking about the world and the context we make our art in. Artist Gym gives room for questioning our values and perception, which creates art that’s more current and more vital.”

“I had a great time meeting and playing with all the artists and artistically inclined.”

“Artist Gym is a fantastic resource that I haven’t seen or experienced elsewhere — the opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to come together in a low pressure environment and partake in the joy of creation.”

“Thank you for the gift of space and intention … it is rare to find a time and place to play with a willing community of people.”

Artist Gym is produced by the Artist Gym Committee, a group of volunteer leaders who act as ambassadors for Artist Gym, grow the sense of community, steer improvements, and produce the workshops each month.  The 2016–2017 Artist Gym Committee is comprised of Julia Corrigan, Raquel Loving, Olivia Luna, and Andrew Murdock.