Board of Directors


Suzanne Fiol (5/9/60 – 10/5/09)

Artistic Advisory Board

  • Yoko Ono, Honorary Chair

  • Jo Andres

  • Paul Auster

  • William Basinski

  • Robert D. Bielecki

  • Rhys Chatham

  • Toni Dove

  • Shahzad Ismaily

  • Bob Holman

  • Jim Jarmusch

  • John Jesurun

  • Charlotta Kotik

  • Zach Layton

  • Jonathan Lethem

  • Alan Licht

  • Evan Lurie

  • John Lurie

  • Tony Martin

  • Erwin Maas

  • Moby

  • Rick Moody

  • Stephan Moore

  • Julian Schnabel

  • Elliott Sharp

  • Danny Simmons

  • Carl Skelton

  • Mark Stewart

  • Edwin Torres

  • John Turturro

  • Kate Valk

  • Anne Waldman

  • Hal Willner

  • Robert Wilson

  • Lawrence "Butch" Morris (1947-2013)

  • Tony Conrad (1940-2016)

Current Funders


ISSUE Project Room benefits from generous public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, the New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council with Council Member Stephen T. Levin and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.


Additional private support is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Inc, Arnow Family Fund, Asian Cultural Council, Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Casement Fund, O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, James E. Robison Foundation, Lehman Foundation, mediaThe foundation, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Shelley & David Rubin Foundation, and The Golden Rule Foundation as well as numerous individual supporters.

Corporate Sponsors

ISSUE Project Room acknowledges corporate support from Duane Morris, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP, Fidelity National Title Insurance, First American Title Insurance Co., HBO, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Brietstone, LLP, NOKIA-Bell Labs, Fidelity National Title Insurance, NV/design.architecture, Starr Associates and TD Bank.

Additional corporate support through matching gifts has generously been provided by BlackRock, TBS and Verizon.

In-Kind Sponsors

ISSUE gratefully acknowledges in-kind support from Big Reuse, Cooke + Wax, Chateau Heights, Heirloom, NU Hotel, McWilliams Family Winemakers, Remsen Graphics, Slope Cellars, Sixpoint Brewery and Yamaha Artist Services.

Pro bono legal counsel is generously provided to ISSUE Project Room by Farrell Fritz, P.C. Long Island, New York Law Firm.