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The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA) was founded in 2010 to connect Downtown Brooklyn cultural organizations to enable collaboration, share information, and facilitate joint advocacy, and to discuss and address issues affecting artist communities and cultural organizations in Downtown Brooklyn.

to actively mobilize in the best interests of the cultural sector

Our membership cohort currently includes 50 organizations ranging from the largest and oldest cultural organizations in the area, to the newly formed and recently transplanted to Brooklyn, spanning the visual, performing, literary and media arts. Our structure and activities are designed to be at once a forum for networking, communication, and support among arts and cultural organizations and a voice for the arts and culture in larger civic, urban planning, and community conversations.

a leading voice representing the arts in Brooklyn