The Hemispheric Institute has developed two centers, one in New York City and one in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, which provide programming, access to research materials, and performance and workshop spaces, for members of the Hemispheric Institute.

Hemispheric New York

Housed at New York University, Hemispheric New York offers year-round programming, including lectures, film series, conferences, exhibits, artist residencies, and EMERGENYC, a ten week training program in "artivist" performance for emerging artists ( We also house a reference library of rare books, journals, video viewing stations, and performance ephemera.

Centro Hemisférico at FOMMA 

From 2008 to 2013, Centro Hemisférico at FOMMA was a performance and research space developed in conjunction with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a Mayan women's theater collective based in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Featuring a state-of-the-art digital studio and a fully outfitted theater space, the center's mission was to promote, showcase and archive local performance practices and develop research, artistic creation and cultural programming with and for local, national and international communities. Centro Hemisférico presented public performances, visual arts exhibits, workshops, film screenings, and other cultural activities. It also provided space for institutional members to host work group meetings, performance workshops, and academic courses. After five years of collaborative and separate programming at Centro Hemisférico, the two organizations decided to close Centro and hand over the space to FOMMA for its own projects. The Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA will continue to work informally, as they had before the construction of the building.

iconDownload the Centro FOMMA Closing Celebration Program (PDF).