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The Shed’s program supports creative invention and parity across all art forms. We take creative risks, present work that is as enriching as it is accessible, and embrace science and technology. Established and early-career artists, local and international, can experiment, collaborate, and explore new formats for connection and presentation.

Additional commissions and on-sale dates for tickets for the 2019 inaugural season will be announced later this year.

2019 Commissions Announced To Date

Soundtrack of America

A celebration of the unrivaled cultural impact of African American music over the last 100 years

Reich Richter Pärt

An exploration of the shared language between painting and music

Trisha Donnelly

A commission of new work by artist Trisha Donnelly

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Poet Anne Carson's dramatic monologue with song based on Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy Helen

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise

A futuristic kung fu musical

Open Call

A commissioning program for early-career artists across New York City

Agnes Denes

The pioneering artist's first comprehensive exhibition in New York City

Pre-Opening Commissions

A Prelude to the Shed

Our free, two-week pre-opening program in May 2018


A free literary program for young writers and activists to explore protest and creative action


A free, citywide residency program in dance activism for young people, led by Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring


The Shed’s first visual art commission: a large-scale, site-specific work by one of the world’s most influential artists, Lawrence Weiner