About Us

Get to know about The Dwyer Cultural Center

The DWYER CULTURAL CENTER is a 7000 square foot state of the art facility, is dedicated to supporting Harlem’s artists and arts organizations and promoting the community’s cultural life.  The DWYER includes a 75- seat multimedia theatre, state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, rehearsal multi use/workshop spaces as well as a new arts industries incubator.  Since its opening in 2009, the DWYER CULTURAL CENTER has hosted hundreds of events, performances and exhibitions attended by over 50,000 Harlem residents and visitors from throughout the tri-state region.

The DWYER CULTURAL CENTER is conveniently located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue (entrance on 123rd Street) and is available for rental at affordable rates.  For further information about the DWYER, its programs and rental rates please contact our offices at 212-222-3060.


The DWYER CULTURAL CENTER is a project of The International Communications Association a 501c3 Non-Profit.

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION

Mission: To develop spaces in underserved communities, to highlight and train people and organizations for the performing arts, fine arts. Television, video and film, recording and allied media institutions.

Background: The International Communications Association was founded in 1986 as a vehicle to promote equity and access for African Americans and people of color within the arts, media and entertainment industries. Based in Harlem, ICA serves to encourage the development of training and employment opportunities for people of color in the performing arts, fine arts, television, motion picture and related industries.

In 2007 ICA completed the co-development of the ten-story Dwyer Building located in Central Harlem and developed the 7,000 sq. ft. Dwyer Cultural Center, located on the street level and lower level of the building which it owns.  

The Dwyer Cultural Center includes a 75 seat multimedia theatre, state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, rehearsal multi use/workshop spaces as well as a new arts industries incubator. The facility currently serves as a dynamic center with a focus on Harlem art and culture and houses ICA’s headquarters.

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Cliff Frazier

Cliff Frazier

President

Cliff Frazier a successful humanitarian, executive, educator, lecturer, writer, television & motion picture producer, director, actor, and social activist. 

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Dr. Ademola Olugebefola

Dr. Ademola Olugebefola

Vice-President

Dr. Ademola Olugebefola is a renowned contemporary artist whose work has set standards of innovative excellence

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Minerva Diaz

Minerva Diaz

Member

Ms. Diaz has a passion for telling and sharing real life stories through her work.

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Harry W. Buie

Harry W. Buie

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