SoMad is a femme and queer led independent art platform, studio, and gallery built on the premise of fostering community through art. The namesake comes from the location, just South of Madison Square Park, but also from our frustration with the lack of support for emerging artists. 

Our collective is a team of working artists, seeking to create opportunities in the art world for under-represented and emerging artists to show their work — SoMad is an inclusive space. We seek to uphold principles of transparency and accountability, moving away from fixed markets and opaque transactions where artists often go unpaid and are left unsupported. 

Our ethos embodies a collaborative process enabling artists, curators, and creatives access to necessary resources to actualize their vision from production to presentation. Our facilities offer a fully equipped photography and video production studio, printing resources for artists and a space to host gallery shows, film screenings, group critiques, live performances and events.

Our collaborations will lead us to a more equitable future as we build a community founded on the principles of equity and inclusion

SoMad’s mission is to empower artists through community, practice and collaboration.

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