Act Now Foundation & New Voices Arts & Media
Based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, ActNow Foundation (ANF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-proﬁt company that provides a platform for ethnically and racially diverse ﬁlmmakers, producers, writers & actors, whose productions focus on the full range of African-American & Latino experiences. ActNow operates in an environment of progressive artistic collaboration, is accepting and welcoming of transition and change, all the while remaining true to its roots and commitment to African-American and Latino cultural development.
Since 2005, ActNow has produced and hosted a variety of ﬁlm and theater events featuring works from the African and Latino diasporas. These events include the Short Film Collective, the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, A Taste of Fort Greene, Monologue Jams and the New Voices in Theater Festival.
The ANF ofﬁces and many of its programs are executed in downtown Brooklyn and surrounding neighborhoods, whose histories exemplify generations of artists living and working within them. While the area currently is becoming more accessible and culturally- integrated with growing incomes, many of ActNow’s artists maintain relatively low to middle incomes. ANF continues to seek creative ways to stay true to its roots and committed to providing a venue for our artists to tell their unique stories and ﬁnd ways to thrive ﬁnancially as artists.
ART NY/ South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford Street, 5C
Brooklyn, NY 11217