The Jump Arts mission is to facilitate the creation of new artistic works, produce and present said works at publicly accessible venues and to further arts education and awareness in the greater New York City area.
Jump Arts is a 501 c (3) tax exempt arts organization and is registered with the New York Department of Charities.
Jump was founded in the Spring of 1998 by a group of like-minded artists on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to create opportunities for emerging and unsung musicians, dancers, artists and poets to present work in a nurturing environment. Between 1998 and 2004 Jump presented twelve multi-disciplinary art festivals around New York City featuring a cross-section of artists from diverse backgrounds.
Since 2004 Jump has been sponsoring artists and events around NYC including collaborations with the record labels ESP-Disk’ for its ESP LIVE music series, and Northern Spy Records for it’s Northern Spy Presents series.
In addition to sponsoring artists and events, Jump Arts has partnered with Northern Spy to build SPY ART CENTER, a twelve acre art complex in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York.
39 Hawthorne Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Spy Art Center
397 Oliverea Road
Big Indian, NY 12410