About Cool Culture

Founded in 1999, Cool Culture is a NYC-based nonprofit that harnesses arts and culture, social justice principles, and partnerships with community stakeholders – families, community-based organizations and schools, and cultural institutions – to improve outcomes for economically challenged children and families, and to strengthen communities

We encourage families and community members to use arts and culture to celebrate their unique heritage, and to address inequality, racism and xenophobia in an increasingly complex world.

Cool Culture believes that cultural access is a right and not a privilege. And we are thankful that our work in collaboration with families, educators, artists and museums has opened the doors of some of the finest cultural institutions to New Yorkers of all incomes Join us for food, art, and fun as we honor those who are paving the way for tomorrow’s artist, art-lover and activist.

Together, we can realize Cool Culture’s vision of a more equitable and just society that values, embraces, and is enriched by all cultures. For more information on Cool Culture’s mission and programming please visit: www.coolculture.org


Cool Culture Media Coverage

Volunteer, Give, Talk: 19 Actions and Ideas for a Better 2017

BKmag – December 2016

Arts NonProfits That Deserve Your Support This Holiday Season

Artsy.net – December 2016

Cool Culture’s Laboratory for New Audiences Launch at the Centre for Social Innovation

Artnet – October 2016

To Increase Diversity, Museums Need Change from the Front Door to the Boardroom

Artnet – October 2016

This Pass Might Help Get More Toddlers Into New York City’s Museums

Smithsonian Magazine – June 2016

Cool Culture Ungala

Artnet.com – May 2016