Silent Barn

Silent Barn is an all-ages hub for music and performance in New York City, hosting more than 400 events every year. As a social and political experiment, more than 70 emerging artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, curators, writers, and administrators practice a non-hierarchical management structure to sustain a performance venue, artist and music recording studios, and residencies. The collective believes that many hierarchical structures allow a minority to have a voice at the expense of silencing others, and that the most interesting, spontaneous, and creative ideas can best be realized in spaces where an anti-oppressive ethos is nurtured with intention and care.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2017