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The Silent Barn is a collectively directed community art space in Brooklyn, NY. The initial iteration of the Silent Barn, an underground performance space, opened in 2006 in Ridgewood, Queens. The Silent Barn collective relocated to a new space in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2012.Contents
The Silent Barn collective has its roots in a building at 915 Wyckoff Ave., in Ridgewood, Queens. Beginning in 2006, an ever-shifting group of artists, musicians, and organizers hosted live performances in their kitchen and basement, eventually coalescing around a group of core collaborators. The basement also housed the video-game collective Babycastles.
In the summer of 2011, the Queens location was closed by a city agency and subsequently vandalized and robbed while the residents were locked out. Shortly after, a team of folks involved in the Silent Barn community collectivized and developed a plan to find a new space and create a legal, above-ground all-ages art space. They launched a Kickstarter campaign on July 20, 2011, and raised over $40,000.
For a year and a half, the Silent Barn maintained no physical space. It established itself as an organization and held several public meetings, where the community discussed sustainability and DIY, brainstorming for the future.
Silent Barn's Bushwick location opened in December 2012. The three-story space currently houses a live performance venue with a cafe/bar; visual art project spaces Disclaimer Gallery and Casa Experimental; and Vital Joint, home of the Title:Point theater company; along with more than a dozen artists' studios, including Gravesend Recordings and Aftermath Supplies.
The top two floors of the building house a four-apartment artists' residency program, with periodic open calls for new members.Organization
The Silent Barn is run by a collective of volunteers, who organize using non-hierarchal, consensus-based tools. Silent Barn is a not-for-profit project, though the Silent Barn's finances are administered by a private company, Paesthetics, LLC. The members of Paesthetics are all collective members, and are also named on the building's ten-year lease. Major decisions are discussed in the Kitchen, the organization's collective governing body, which is open to all members.
Silent Barn makes use of an informal lexicon based on cooking metaphors. Members of the Kitchen collective are known as "chefs". The Kitchen is guided by a living document known as the Cookbook.
The Silent Barn maintains a policy against corporate sponsorship of its space and its events and a safer spaces policy.References