WBAI fulfills its mission to educate, promote, and aid creative activities which serve the cultural welfare of diverse communites by partnering with an array of not-for-profit organizations. Partnership endeavors include providing live airing of events, public service announcements, inclusion in our monthy e-newsletter (to 20,000 members),recording and archiving of performances, space for public meetings, and opportunities for experimental use of the radio and other disciplines.
At present we partner with the following organizations:
The Cell – an experimental theater faciltity for playwrites and a collective for artists to incubate and present new works of art through.
Poet’s House – offers poetry resources and literary events that document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture. With over 50,000 volumes of poetry—including books, journals, chapbooks, audio and video tapes, and digital media—the collection is among the most comprehensive, open-access collections of poetry in the United States.
Alwan for the Arts – promotes the diverse cultures of the Arab countries in New York City. Alwan organizes film festivals and screenings, book/poetry readings and signings, lectures and conferences, art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and language and literature classes.
Cave Canam – an incubator for young African American poets, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
Haitian Cultural Exchange – offers programs and services that seek to support emerging and established artists, promote cross-cultural exchanges, preserve Haitian cultural heritage, and encourage dialogue around contemporary social issues.
Creative Coalition – addresses both film industry related issues, as well as general social issues. The group educates leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.
Musical Theater Group – dedicated to helping artists turn creative inspiration into compelling music-theatre works, for over 40 years, it is a collaborative community where composers, poets, playwrights, choreographers, designers and directors synthesize their creative spirits to make truly groundbreaking productions. Internationally renowned for its commitment to the creation of work that embraces different art forms, MTG has produced a stunning roster of fully integrated music-theatre works ranging from chambersized to full-scale operas and productions.
Brecht Forum – a cultural and educational center for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment.
African Diaspora Film Festival – presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.
Sixth Street Community Center – A not-for-profit community based organization that offers programs assisting low and moderate income residents which build a fulfilling sense of community around basic needs for food, health and education. Our current goals are to (1) further the education of our young people in sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health, (2) expand community supported agriculture in our neighborhood by reaching out to more low income households, and (3) strengthen food safety laws through our campaign against genetic engineering.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.
The We Campaign – is a Consciousness, a Campaign, and a Collaboration of people, organizations and social change movements from around the world.
Studio Museum of Harlem – is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.
Brooklyn Food Coalition – is a grassroots organization dedicated to the vision of a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn through community organizing, public education, and research and advocacy. The Coalition is fundamentally committed to building an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-cultural alliance of residents and community-based groups from all parts of Brooklyn, reflecting the borough’s rich diversity.
Brooklyn for Peace – is committed to eliminating war and the social injustices that are its causes. Through active education on international and domestic issues, we empower our community and ourselves to be a productive force in securing a peaceful future for generations to come by building a world where peace is the first response to conflict. We promote U.S. policies based not on coercion and violence, but on peace, justice, democratic advancement, human rights and respect for international law.