About the Collective

We have always collaborated with like-minded individuals and organizations but beginning in Spring 2015, when we moved into our new home, collaborating expanded.  We are now able to offer sanctuary to others who lack space of their own and, in turn, that enhance what we are able to offer the community. The members of the Collective range from a French immersion playgroup to one of the oldest organizations of African American visual artists in the country.  They are healers, dancers, musicians, actors, writers, coaches and counselors. We look forward to continuing to grow together and support each other’s’ work.

  • Spirit of a Woman (SOW)

    Shawnee is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Spirit of a Woman (S.O.W.), LLC. She is a master teacher, healer, vision coach, performance artist, inspirational speaker, mother and friend. She has devoted…

  • Music for the People

    Inspired by groups like All City Orchestra, Bronx Borough Wide Orchestra, Uhuru Sasa, the New Muse and by caring, excellent artists who encouraged us while growing up in an urban…

  • Kwabo Playgroup

    917-572-2425

    The mission of Kwabo Playgroup is to educate children on how to become multicultural citizens. Kwabo playgroup is a French immersion Montessori-influenced preschool program. My own children are my first…

  • Fulton Art Fair

    Fulton Art Fair was formed in 1958 for the exhibition,promotion and publication of the fine and performing arts in the City and State of New York, consisting primarily of African…

  • Full Force Wellness & Dance Repertory

    Full Force Wellness & Dance Repertory has a twofold mission: to enhance the livelihood of others through holistic wellness workshops and present compelling dance performances. On the holistic wellness side,…

  • Freebrook Academy

    Founded in 2011, Freebrook has operated as a Homeschool Cooperative, K-12 private school, community center, and offered general education and social justice programs to the community. Freebrook is founded on…

  • Feel the Music

    Feel the Music

    At the heart of Feel the Music! is a mission to empower people to create their own music and to find their own creative self-expression.  A long-standing partner of Bailey’s…

  • Family Arts Movement (FAM)

    Family Arts Movement, formerly Preschool Rock! has been a supporter and provider of family arts planning in the Bedford Stuyvesant community for over a decade.  Their creative movement and art…

  • Bubbly Moon Naturals and Makers Circle

    Marshalla Ramos-Inde, children’s book author and certified pedagogue, has been studying soaping methods for over ten years. She is the business owner of Bubbly Moon Naturals,LLC, a plant-based skin care…

  • Art-full Living

      Art-full Living, formerly BrooklyNiteMUZ,  is a mobile arts and event planning company that models what it means to live Art-Fully as individuals, families, communities and the world. Shamony Gibson…

  • Annie Mae’s Cheesecake & Moore

    Brooklyn Chef Daniell..her name says a lot about her. She’s a Chef and Brooklyn Native who was taught the art of cooking from both her Grandmother and Mother. Now she…