About Us

Exploring the Metropolis focuses on the built environment and helps these two New York City cultural communities:

  • Performing artists/companies seeking affordable, suitable workspace to rehearse and perform
  • Cultural facilities with underused space and the need to activate them


How do we do this?

  • Engage with cultural communities and facilities through studies of their physical facility needs, operating structures, etc.
  • Work for and with government by supplying neutral data and resources based on specialized experience.
  • Provide opportunities for composers and choreographers through our residency programs.
  • Created NYC Performing Arts Spaces, the free database website, starting in 2001 and now operated by Fractured Atlas as Space Finder NYC.


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