• The Shed Open Call

    The Shed Open Call

    A World Premiere Shed Commission

    Open Call is The Shed’s large-scale commissioning program for New York City-based artists, working in all disciplines, who have not yet received extensive support from a large cultural institution. Over 900 artists from across all five boroughs submitted proposals for Open Call. Intensive review panels, comprised of artists, cultural programmers, and academics from a wide variety of backgrounds, selected 52 artists and collectives for the inaugural season. Each artist has received funding, resources, and support to develop and present new work in one of The Shed’s principal spaces.


  • Emruz Festival

    Emruz Festival

    Independent Contemporary Iranian Artists
    April 19-21, 26-28

    Featuring the works of:
    Mohammed Aghebati
    Tara Ahmadinejad
    Ᾱsoo Performing Arts
    Armin Atighchian
    Jame Daran
    Nima Dehghani
    Shadi Ghaheri
    Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
    Tan Haw
    Iranian Female Composers Association
    Hamidreza Maleki
    Babak N. Safa
    Ava Nazar
    Farideh Sakhaeifar
    Michael Shayan

    Iranian artists Shadi Ghaheri and Niloufar Nourbakhsh are pleased to announce the first Emruz Festival, a festival designed to illuminate the work of Iranian artists living inside and outside the United States. Emruz is a celebration of independent theatre, dance, music, film, and performance with the goal of illuminating the daring works of emerging international Iranian Artists.

    Those interested in attending will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a single performance or purchase a pass to attend all events in an evening or multiple nights in a row. Tickets will be on sale starting on March 23rd, 2019.