Since its inception in 2002, the organization has been acknowledged as a new model for economic sustainability in the performing arts, offering New York City's only $5 subsidy for rehearsal space, and thereby fostering the creation, development, and performance of new work.
Chez Bushwick is also responsible for a number of monthly performance programs that encourage artistic freedom, collaboration, and creative risk-taking.
Chez Bushwick is non-profit organization committed to fostering the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines. This mission is reflected in the following goals:
- To support the activities, subsidies, and performances of Chez Bushwick, a celebrated artist-run organization founded in 2002. Chez Bushwick's main programs include: interdisciplinary showcases, rehearsal and performance subsidies, arts advocacy, education, outreach, and community development.
- To sustain the multi-disciplinary work of Jonah Bokaer, which includes choreography, media art, video, sculpture, and installation-based practices.
- To oversee, structure, and support the activities of CPR - Center for Performance Research, a L.E.E.D.-certified green building in Brooklyn, of which Chez Bushwick is a founding partner.
- To produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and intellectual experiences.
- To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.