We work to rebalance
the world we're in 
through joy, creativity & action.

From the musicians getting us to sing or cry in our kitchens to the organizations making sure people have homes, have food, have a viable future– It’s creativity that carries us through.

And it’s the creative leap that works to transform, challenge and inspire us, that needs support. Especially now. That’s what we support at Holes in the Wall Collective. Through all of our work.

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whatNOWwhat Change the Climate  pop-up benefit at Industry City Distilllery 2017• Photo by Deb Klein

Holes in the Wall Collective holds space for creative thought & action, committed to the idea that creativity is our best remediator for the future. We give people across sectors time & space to innovate and incubate their work, bring them together through meaningful and transformative feedback, and offer the public ways to joyfully engage with complicated subjects.

We don't just focus on one issue or one group on purpose because siloed 'solutions' to humanity's most pressing issues can create more problems and less resolution. Artists, activists, scientists, educators, farmers and policy makers need time & space for collaboration & creativity in their work. That's where we come in.

After a four-year residency at the Industry City Distillery in Brooklyn and three years running a sustaining Creative Residency Program in rural PA, Holes in the Wall Collective is taking our next big leap to build a Center for Creative Work in the Catskill region of New York– while remaining active in the five boroughs of NYC.  ​

what we do

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


The interactions and solitude at Holes in the Wall residency came at a pivotal moment in my curatorial career and has shaped not only the project I was working on but every project since.
Nicole Soukup
assistant curator of
contemporary art, MIA

6 years in the city.  3 years on the land.  150+ Creative Residents.  40+ Events. 
12 states & 7 countries.  7,000+ people. 

Over $10k given to 30+ non-profits. 

And we're just getting started.

We don't just do one thing.  On purpose.

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My obligation is not to make political declarations but to make HOLES IN THE WALL...that means that my activity must leave behind traces, examples of liberty. It's not the same about leaving complaints about the subject of freedom...YOU MUST ACTUALLY GET THINGS DONE.
-Jerzy Grotowski