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Groundswell is a social justice organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to promote youth development and empowerment. The nonprofit was founded in 1996 by a group of New York City artists, educators, and activists with the belief that art creates community, and community creates change.
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In the News
October 17, 2021
"In Focus" is a 30-minute public affairs program hosted by award-winning reporter and anchor Cheryl Wills, exclusively on Spectrum News NY1. Each week, Cheryl invites experts around New York City to discuss a wide range of issues impacting New Yorkers. "In Focus" airs on Spectrum News NY1 each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and repeats Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
May 4, 2021
New York Philharmonic Announces Multiple Weekend-Long Festivals In Partnership With Groundswell, A Better Jamaica, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, El Puente, Flushing Town Hall, and National Black Theatre
The New York Philharmonic announces NY Phil Bandwagon 2, a series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City, May 7–30, 2021. Performances will take place from a mobile, 20-foot shipping container at Domino Park in Brooklyn, Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan, Father Gigante Plaza in the Bronx, and St. Albans Park in Queens. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns as Creator and Executive Producer.
November 19, 2020
The New York Times - "A look at a photographer who follows graffiti artists, a student chronicling Black art, a collective devoted to social justice and more."
October 1, 2021
Groundswell Partners With Moulin Rouge! The Musical To Produce Public Murals Exemplifying the Bohemian Values of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love
In a celebration of creativity and community, Groundswell has partnered with the Tony Award-winning Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
August 24, 2017
As seen in the protests in Charlottesville and the subsequent removals of Confederate statues across the nation, art is a site of power when placed in a public space. Instead of perpetrators of a violent past, art can be used as a liberatory process formed through community partners by providing platforms for voices that aren’t heard.
April 6, 2017
Groundswell will join author, activist, and scholar Angela Davis, together with a distinguished panel of Groundswell-affiliated artists and academics for a conversation about youth incarceration and making art inside the walls of Rikers Island.