Poet Alan Davies in still from Henry Hills' film Money (1975).

THE SEGUE FOUNDATION has been serving the community as a multi-service arts organization since 1977. As publisher of ROOF BOOKS, Segue now has published over 150 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism. In the late 1970s/early 80s, Segue published the poetry journal ROOF and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, two of the early seminal publications of the 'language' poetry movement.

Segue's INCISIONS ARTS PROJECT sponsored poetry classes and workshops in various NY State correctional facilities, including Sing Sing, Creedmoor, Rikers, and Bayview from 1982 to 2010. Segue has also sponsored numerous successful individual artists grants in dance, film and performance arts.

In 1987, Segue sponsored the renovation of an abandoned city-owned property at 303 East 8th Street into 12 artist live/work coops and a 1200 sq. ft. performance space, the only successfully completed Manhattan artist housing project of the eighties.

The Foundation has been directly supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Speakers Bureau of Film/Video Arts, Meet the Composer, Poets & Writers, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Experimental Television, and Materials for the Arts, as well as other project contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals. We are a NYS registered charity and Federally tax-exempt under IRS 501(c)(3).

If you are interested in finding out more information about either Segue or any of our Segue sponsored organizations, please contact us directly at 212-353-0555. Segue also invites arts organizations and individual artists interested in arts sponsorship to contact us for more information on our arts sponsorship program.