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July 20, 2017 / MEOW WOLF
DIY Fund Brings $215k to more than 100 Community Art Spaces
THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE is one of 106 small-scale arts organizations in 21 different states to receive funding through Meow Wolf's DIY Fund, created to assist organizations with critical needs such as rent, infrastructure, safety improvements, materials and equipment.
JANUARY 19, 2017 / TURN OUT ON CIUT 89.5
Investigating dance: Is it a fundamental art form?
THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE's Director and Co-Founder, Nasrene Haj, was interviewed on Turn Out, a Toronto-based radio station, opening up the dance scene in Toronto, New York, and London on CIUT 89.5 FM. Nasrene spoke about the arts in Brooklyn, specifically her roles as Director of THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, a member of the External Affairs team at Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Chair of the TALL (Teen Artists Learners and Leaders) Council at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
(Nasrene's segment: 28:35 - 41:05)
OCTOBER 13, 2016 / time out ny
Here are the best horror screenings coming to NYC for Halloween
"Suspiria dance installation Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s best film isn’t much, plot-wise—an American naïf (Jessica Harper) discovers that her European ballet school is a front for a witches’ coven—but the director’s brilliant use of color and deafening music more than compensates. Videology presents Argento’s lurid Day-Glo–tinted stunner alongside some actual dancers (MacKenzie Friedman and THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE), promising an unusually swirling experience. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn (718-782-3468, videologybarandcinema.com). Oct 28 at 9:30pm; $40."
OCTOBER 6, 2016 / BROKELYN
The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, monster wrestling edition
"See some splendid dancers at The City Is Our Playground, with performers including Ainesh Madan, Alexis Robbins, Caylee Shimizu, and Ilaria Boccochio. (Saturday, Open Source Gallery, $10 suggested)"
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 / ARTSMANAGEMENT.NET
Internet Matters in Beijing, Guiyang, Brooklyn and Del Ray. Conversations with Cultural Managers
"Jeremie Gluckman spoke with the cultural managers working with or within arts enterprises in the U.S. and China – Sarah Horowitz, Dr. Liu Juan Juan, Nikiko Masumoto, and Nasrene Haj. These leaders are all using the internet to engage local communities and share stories with the world. All the while, they are wrestling with challenges related to representation when contributing to the sea of messages, information, and images online. They are also equipped with an awareness of skewed access."
July 5, 2016 / UNION DOCS
Filmshop presents SHHHHH, A Themed Short Film Showcase at Rough Trade July 9th
"The night will also include a series of thematically inspired festivities including a special live-scored segment of films by Brooklyn band, Elxclub, a silent dance performance in Rough Trade’s record store by local arts incubator, The Creators Collective, and a live performance by Brooklyn dream punks the Painted Zeros. Plus, a screaming booth and much more to be announced."
May 16, 2016 / Renegade Craft
Renegade Craft Fair Pops Up This June in Williamsburg
"In addition to the 75 makers showcasing handmade goods at each event, the Pop-Up Fairs’ festivities will feature a hands-on shoemaking workshop from Brooklyn Shoe Space (every Saturday of the fair), artist performances curated by THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE in conjunction with Northside Festival (June 11), and a macrame plant hanger workshop from Prissage Studio (June 25)."
January 8, 2016 / BROOKLYN STREET ART
THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE & STICKER SOCIAL CLUB PRESENT: BAIT 2 (BROOKLYN, NYC)
"#StickerSocialClub is happy to be curating the art Jan 8th at the new#Community #WorkSpace Studio in#Brooklyn by#coworkrs Don’t miss the #ArtOpening and Live #PerformanceArt collaboration between choreographer @julrose17 and music composer @bittersuiteuk! Live drawing and #DrawingTable$10 tix available and comes with complimentary drinks! #FreeBeer!"
January 7, 2016 / DNA INFO
16 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend
"THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE will present Bait Part Two, an inter-disciplinary work featuring pop-up dance, "curated graffiti" and live art making inside Cowork|rs, the new co-working space in Gowanus. Tickets are $10 and include two free drinks."
November 16, 2015 / BROKELYN
Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, funny twins edition
"THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, a nonprofit focused on presenting interdisciplinary work in nonconventional spaces, presents BAIT, showcasing dance performances from six choreographers and a team of composers. (Thursday, $10)"
June 21, 2015 / DNA INFO
16 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods
"Join THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE for the first night in a four week storytelling series, with a different theme and new storytellers each week. Free. The event starts 8 p.m."
July 2014 / ART FOR PROGRESS
Nasrene Haj and THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE: Helping Out the Brooklyn Art Scene
"In the fall of 2012, Nasrene Haj and Mila Pinigin formed THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE. At the time Haj and Pinigin, who had recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, were interested in creating a collaborative space in which other artistic individuals could come together to network, generate discussion and develop projects and events which challenged the status quo. In the two years since THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE was founded, Jeremie Gluckman joined the organization as Research Director while Haj has remained at the helm guiding THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE forward, always seeking out new and innovative ways to engage the arts on a micro and macro scale.
I spoke with Haj who is the Director and Co-Founder of THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, about what it is like being a working artist in Brooklyn today, what challenges she faced starting an organization, and what changes she has seen in the Brooklyn arts community having grown up here."
March 20, 2014 / CARGO COLLECTIVE
Bay Ridge Sweeps Brooklyn Arts Council Awards 2014
This year many individuals and organizations from our area received grants:
* THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE at High School of Communications Arts & Technology - Not So Silent Films
December 2012 / CITIZEN BROOKLYN
New Art Collective Launched in Downtown Brooklyn
"Dec. 1 was the opening night for THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE an interdisciplinary art group created by Haj and her partner, Mila Pinigin, 22. The concept is simple: put three artists in a room together, see what they come up with, then put it on stage that night. The idea is to allow audience members to enter the room, observe, and participate in the creation of a final product the artists would present the following morning over brunch."
December 17, 2012 / Brooklyn Daily Eagle
New Art Collective Launched in Downtown Brooklyn
"At 11 a.m. on a December morning, Nasrene Haj, 22, met an actor, a dancer and a poet in the lobby of the NU hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. She made introductions, got a key at the front desk, and escorted them to Room 410. She ushered them inside, then shut the door behind them, leaving the three alone.
She would return seven hours later expecting one thing: art."