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The Antsy Verse organizes events and projects to unite the creative community in Bushwick, building a connection between art and the neighborhood in the process.


The current events mainly consist of ticketed or donation-based Open Mics serving as a platform for individuals from diverse artistic backgrounds to come together. They provide a space where anyone, regardless of their level of experience, can showcase their work. This inclusivity encourages diversity in the arts, ensuring a wide range of voices and perspectives are heard. As The Antsy Verse further integrates into the community, projects centered around specific causes will be introduced.


You can discover a brief overview of The Antsy Verse events and projects on this page. For more details on a particular event, follow on Instagram or reach out via email at theantsyverse@gmail.com. This page will be updated as more events are organized.

***All events are founded on the basis of love and dialogue. For open mic events, we admire and cherish pieces that share stories about overcoming adversity, social issues, and opinions, but we do not condone hate nor will it be tolerated. 

Scroll down to learn more of each event!

Our Events & Projects

Writers' Open Mic

In April (Monthly)

 

Writers of all kinds are welcome to join this Writer's Open Mic! Would you like to read an excerpt of a short story/memoir/novel? Maybe an excerpt from a news report or academic journal? Would you like to share poetry or engage the audience in spoken word or some lyrics? This is the place!

Come enjoy an evening of literary goodness and spoken word at The Ansty Verse's first Writer's Open Mic at the end of April! Surround yourself with fellow creatives and like-minded people in this intimate setting. We're here to spread love though, no hate!

There is a sign-up sheet and 22 available spots. Each performer will have 6 minutes to share their craft and we ask that this time is respected. There will be a waitlist of 10 in the case of more time, but you are not guaranteed a spot if waitlisted. 

Donation-based entry.

Sign up at 6:30 p.m.

Introduction & Mic Rules at 7:00 p.m.

Open Mic at 7:15/7:30 p.m. 

Ends at 10:00 p.m. 

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Open Mic Bash

In May (Monthly)

The Open Mic Bash is open to all artistic expressions and mediums. Only love though, no hate! Come through for a very special birthday edition! 

 

There is a sign-up sheet and 22 available spots. Each performer will have 6 minutes to share their craft and we ask that this time is respected. There will be 5 waitlist spots. You are not guaranteed a spot to perform if you are on the waitlist. 

Tickets: $15

Signup at 6:30 p.m.

Introduction & Mic Rules at 7:00 p.m.

Open Mic at 7:15/7:30 p.m. 

Ends at 10:00 p.m. 

Location and Date TBA at the Writers' Open Mic!

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Visual Artist Spotlight

In May (Monthly)

 

The Visual Artist Open Mic will be a chance for visual artists of all kinds to come together to share their craft. This will include a gallery and networking portion where artists will introduce themselves and the themes of their work. 

The visual artist spotlight was created to mimic the open mic of vocal artists. Each artist will have an allotted time to create whatever they like with the materials they choose to bring. 

No sign-up sheet. 

Set-up for artists from 6:00 p.m.

Introductions & Gallery at 7:00 p.m. 

Transition to Visual Artist Spotlight at 8:00 p.m. 

The show starts after!

Ends at 10:00 p.m.ish

Tickets: $15

Email/DM on Instagram for location and date!

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Community Artist Talks

In May

Start Time: TBA

End Time: TBA.

 

The Community Artist Talks series is for artists of all mediums to come together and speak on art and its role in the community. We will explore how we can make art more accessible in this changing landscape to inspire community change and discuss our roles as artists who want to integrate ourselves in the places we love. 

This is a chance to share project ideas, workshops, organizations, community leaders, events, and more! We are interested in getting to know who you are and what your experience has been navigating the world we live in through your craft. 

No ticket entry. Donation-based. 

Check back for more details!

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