All of our programs, from exhibitions to learnshops to residency programs, are centered on process and research. Part of our learning mission is providing access to materials and involving our audiences and collaborators in this process, at times building longer partnerships in this endeavor.

The Learnshop in our Géza building is a space for intergenerational, collective learning that fosters connections between art and other fields of knowledge. It houses our growing reference library made of books, magazines, interviews, and documentation that brings together materials related to our exhibitions, study lines, learnshops, and our residency programs. The Learnshop is an active space where showing, making, and sharing are equally important.

This space is fully accessible and is located at 306 Maujer Street.

View of The Learnshop, March 2023

In our Online Library we gather publications, documents, audio, and video recordings of interviews with artists, writers, and cultural workers. This repository provides contextual information gathered from our programs and ongoing research, as well as collateral reflections from artists and collaborators. Our Library is a place where new, living connections between themes, people, and formats arise.

Video and audio materials in the library have closed captions and transcripts in English.

As an art space, we constantly learn from our neighbors and colleagues. Our collaborations and alliances with artists, cultural workers, schools, and universities can take a variety of forms and approaches based on our mutual interests and resources.

Collaborations can range from short-term events to long-term commitments to explore common concerns and foster shared ties to the place where we live. In some cases, a partnership takes the shape of an artist’s project. In others, we share our space with local organizers, and still in other cases they are slow-growing and don’t have a defined public manifestation yet.

Image from SFPC Sex Ed: Refusing Defaults/ Inviting Revelations

Brooklyn Autism Center: During each exhibition, Amant develops a unique program which includes a tour and activity for the BAC students. We create space for both the students and Amant educators to learn together. This collaboration is paving the way for Amant to become neurologically diverse.

Lyons Community School: Together with the Lyons Community School’s middle and high school students and educators, we produce learning initiatives through and with art that centers youth development and community. Lyons is based in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a ten-minute walk from Amant.

Brooklyn Art Book Fair: Every summer we partner with the Brooklyn Art Book Fair (a volunteer-run initiative) sharing our mutual interest in books and in supporting small, often self-organized publishing projects. During the fair, we co-host learnshops and talks, that expanding the art of bookmaking in a wide array of formats.

School for Poetic Computation: We like to collaborate with organizations for whom learning and developing new learning methods are key to their projects. Building on the (un)learnings from SFPC: Sex Ed, a workshop series organized by the Brooklyn-based School for Poetic Computation, we co-organized a full day of workshops, talks, and activations to re-imagine sex education as a pleasure and queer-centered pedagogical experiment.


In our learnshops we delve into a specific concept or question related to an ongoing theme or study line that runs across our programs. These are small group experiences guided by different members of our creative community, promoting a plurality of knowledges. Audience participation and conversation are key to creating a communal and reciprocal idea of learning. Guided by our interest in slowing down the art-making process, we design learnshops for audiences across generations and backgrounds, adaptable to different paces.

The learnshops typically last 2 hours and are open to all, but prior registration is required.

Image from Cassandra Mayela’s Common Threads learnshop

Image from On Letters book launch and learnshop