Cultural Education & Community Outreach (CECO)
In collaboration with local community partners, DP provides much-needed artistic opportunities for culturally underserved neighbors, including senior citizens and teens. Now in its 16th successful year, our CECO program offers free, year-round workshops in theater, movement, puppetry, spoken word, hip hop, film/video and sound/music, culminating in free public performances.
Participants experience artistic expression, discover their creative voices, develop their own theatrical works, and perform in front of supportive audiences. CECO has strengthened and extended DP’s mission and diversity by including voices rarely heard in the performance world.
Our CECO programming for Senior Citizens is annually supported by the NYC Department for the Aging; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer says “selection for [this] funding speaks volumes about both Dixon Place and the services that it provides.”