The South Bronx has been an exporter of art forms that have shaped global culture. Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, Breakdancing and Graffiti all have their origins in neighborhoods like Hunts Point. Featuring live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and community workshops, THE POINT’s Arts and Cultural Programs are dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of South Bronx culture and making the arts economically and geographically accessible to Hunts Point residents.
THE POINT’s Arts and Cultural Programs have been the recipients of Obie and Bessie Awards for exemplary contributions to theater and dance in New York City. THE POINT received the 2007 NYC Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture and a 2008 Place Matters Award presented by City Lore and the NYC Municipal Arts Society. THE POINT received a 2009 NEA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Award to help preserve jobs in the arts. THE POINT believes this recognition demonstrates its success in using the arts to help empower young people and revitalize the South Bronx.
THE POINT’s Arts & Culture programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Other supporters include: