Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported. We strive to make culture accessible to all.

85% of our funds are spent on free and affordable programs, across each disciplinary department and our community engagement team. This wide scope of accessible offerings attracts over 150,000 individuals per year to our building, and nearly 500,000 visitors per year to our website. In order to sustain our programming through this process, we are working with our generous donor community to raise the operating funds required to continue to provide our high level of affordable and thought-provoking programming for the community of Red Hook, New York City, and our audience members from around the world.


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Pioneer Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

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Board of Directors

  • Julia Bator
  • David Belt
  • Gabriel Calatrava
  • Ron Elum
  • Thomas Ermacora
  • Janna Levin
  • Jason Liebman
  • Susie Lopez
  • Charles Meyer
  • Maria Popova
  • Matthew Putman
  • Caroline Rupert
  • Oscar Salazar
  • Andres Santo Domingo
  • Alan Tisch
  • Dustin Yellin
  • Leyli Zohrenejad

Advisory Board

  • Paola Antonelli
  • Sunny Bates
  • Deborah Berke
  • Carol Bove
  • Benjamin Bronfman
  • David Brooks
  • David Byrne
  • Perry Chen
  • Thomas Clapp
  • Bob Colacello
  • Lacey Dorn
  • Jesse Dylan
  • Robert Hammond
  • Gibby Haynes
  • Alanna Heiss
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Karen Brooks Hopkins
  • Michael Joo
  • Andrew Kern
  • Ben Lerner
  • Kweku Mandela
  • Jennifer McCrea
  • Blair Miller
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Tom Reiss
  • Paul Roossin
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Justin Stanwix
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Andrew Vanwyngarden
  • Justin Vernon
  • Robert Wong
  • HRH Princess Eugenie of York
  • Izzy Zivkovic

Staff

  • FounderDustin Yellin
  • Founding Artistic DirectorGabriel Florenz
  • COOMarcia Santoni
  • CFO Hugo Barreca
  • Senior Web DeveloperNimrod Barshad
  • Residency DirectorRegine Basha
  • Special Events ManagerDouglas Calhoun
  • Partnerships and StrategyBen Castanon
  • Curatorial Assistant to the DirectorVivian Chui
  • Technical DirectorJames Clark
  • Marketing and Development AssociateChristina Daniels
  • Bookstore and Publications ManagerCamille Drummond
  • Communications DirectorBecky Elmquist
  • FinanceKatya Evstratyeva
  • Music Curator-at-LargeGreg Fox
  • Editor, Pioneer Works JournalJoey Frank
  • Director of Music ProgrammingJustin Frye
  • Publishing CoordinatorKatie Giritlian
  • CuratorDavid Everitt Howe
  • Senior DesignerAllyn Hughes
  • Events ManagerSandy Kassalias
  • Design DirectorDaniel Kent
  • Chair & Director of SciencesJanna Levin
  • Assistant to the Director of SciencesMilene Lichtwark
  • Director of TechnologyTommy Martinez
  • Tech Labs CoordinatorAngie Meitzler
  • MaintenanceCarlos Perez
  • Advancement and GrowthMaxine Petry
  • Director of Public EngagementSheetal Prajapati
  • GardenerMarisa Prefer
  • Production CoordinatorEthan Primason
  • Video ProductionGabe Rubin
  • Technology AdviserDavid Sheinkopf
  • Public Programs CoordinatorBethany Tabor
  • General ManagerToccarra Thomas
  • Installation & ConstructionJulian Townley