Laura Peterson

Open Arts Studio Company
Pronouns: They/Them
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2023
Location: DUMBO

This grant will support the inaugural season of The Open Arts Studio Company program, a youth interdisciplinary dance training company that will create original performance works that blend dance with visual art installations; as a way of exploring the interface of the human body with its environment. The company is designed for a diverse ensemble of 10 young artists ages 13 - 17. The Open Arts Studio Company will be the only program in DUMBO, Brooklyn to offer an interdisciplinary dance and visual art youth company at no charge where students can take classes and create their own performance work that will culminate in a public performance.

Photos by Caitlin Chung, Design by Jackie Fugere, 2022