Hester Street partnered with Museum Hue and The Laundromat Project to launch HueArts NYC, the only citywide effort to bring greater cultural equity, visibility, and support to all people of color (POC) led and serving cultural institutions and initiatives across NYC’s five boroughs.

Hester Street designed and created the first-of-its-kind HueArts NYC Digital Map and Directory to spotlight more than 400 POC arts entities serving NYC neighborhoods, and capture critical information about the work, people, communities, and opportunities that POC arts entities offer—shaping NYC’s cultural fabric and helping to fuel the city’s creative economy.

The HueArts NYC ‘Brown Paper’ outlines action steps for meaningful, systemic change to close the cultural equity gap and ensure long-term sustainability of POC arts entities. All entities included in the HueArts platform are founded, led by, and serve Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and communities of color.