In 2013 AENY – El Puente changed its official name to AENY – Spanish Artists in New York (AENY is an acronym for “Artistas Españoles en Nueva York”). Today the company’s affiliated artistic community includes actors, dancers, composers, directors, musicians, performers, playwrights, theater designers, and visual artists. It also has a growing base of technicians, artisans, craft tradespeople, and administrative workers. In 2014, the company formed as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization to fulfill its mission: to foster interdisciplinary artistic collaborations and encourage a unique cultural bridge between Spain and the United States of America.
AENY is committed to maintaining an experimental, collaborative approach throughout its production process. AENY’s artistic leadership works to establish a stable and enriching relationship between Spanish and US artists. Moreover, AENY seeks to enliven the New York arts scene through its focus on collaborative productions, which illuminate and examine the challenges of contemporary society. AENY believes firmly in building stable and mutually beneficial relationships with its audience, artists, and benefactors.