Mission Statement / Manifesta

By Dumba

Dumba is a collectively-run, not-for-profit space for art, performance, meetings and gatherings. We strive to explore differences of gender, sexuality, culture, and heritage and to encourage freedom, mutual aid, and pleasure. Dumba is an all ages venue committed to building community by opening access to art and information.


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on Brooklyn Babylon Cinema


Dumba was a queer community space, performance room, and live/work warehouse in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn that hosted 200+ events between 1996 and 2007. Founded by a group of folks committed to returning 90% of the door funds to the musicians, filmmakers, and presenters in the space, Dumba was politically active in the anti-Giuliani “Quality of Life” years, hosting fundraisers for direct actions, tenant/housing groups, the annual “Gay Shame,” feminist and environmental activism, microradio as well as numerous art and/or political collectives in addition to the monthly microcinema Brooklyn Babylon Cinema. Perhaps best known as the inspiration for the lusty parties in the film Shortbus (which was partially filmed there), Dumba was evicted in the winter of 2007 and her herstory lives on the internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumba

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