EFA Project Space was launched in September 2008 by the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts as a platform for exhibitions, events, and related content exploring a broad scope of artistic processes and trends. While rigorous ideas and cultural relevance are essential to this programme, at its heart is a wish for transparency, accessibility, and a deeper level of interaction between diverse artist communities and the public.
Art is directly connected to its producers, to the communities those producers are a part of, and to every day life. By providing an arena that emphasises these connections, they bridge gaps in the cultural landscape, encouraging new interactions and the expansion of ideas. Through these synergies, artists build on their creative power to further impact society.
The goal of the programme is to generate a cumulative and ever-adapting platform for considering diverse creative practices on an equal plane. We present exhibitions and programs in collaboration with a range of organisations, curators, artists and collectives–continually reaching out to the individuals and groups that actively shape culture today.
EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Private funding for the programme has been received from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.