Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

Venue  |  Exhibitions
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St.
New York, NY 10002
Venue Type: Alternative Space
Open hours
Main Office: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm. Abrazo Interno Gallery: open daily, 3:30pm to 7pm (during exhibitions only) and by appointment.
(212) 260-4080

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Inc. is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While CSV’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

  • To foster, promote and support the development of the arts, in its various disciplines, within the Puerto Rican – Latino Community
  • *To foster, promote and support the development, exhibition and appreciation of Puerto Rican-Latino arts within the city and state of New York, in particular within the United States generally.
  • *To establish liaison with other like minded people/organizations regardless of their ethnic origins.
  • *To sponsor art exhibits and performances within and without the corporation’s facilities.
  • *To serve as a resource center and clearinghouse for information for the Puerto Rican – Latino community on Latino arts.
  • *To foster, promote and develop through education the knowledge, skills and awareness of the individual Puerto Rican – Latino artists.
  • *To foster, promote and develop through education the Puerto Rican – Latino community’s knowledge and awareness of Puerto Rican – Latino culture in general.
  • *To establish relationships and to work cooperatively with other private and public agencies having similar purposes.
  • *To solicit and secure grants-in-aid whether federal, state, municipal or otherwise in furtherance of the foregoing purposes.
  • *To conduct any and all purposes in connection with or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes and as are lawful for a not-for-profit corporation.
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