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Feb 28! Arts From Our Neighborhoods at MoMA PS1

Join NOCD-NY on Feb 28, 1-3pm at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project (working in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant and the South Bronx), a theatrical ...

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Snapshots from our Citywide Forum!

Thanks for joining us in the Bronx on Friday, October 28 for our citywide forum, From the Neighborhood Up: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City. We continue ...

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Toolkits for Creative Change

Last month, NOCD-NY member Arts & Democracy hosted Toolkits for Creative Change, a national conference call featuring three model toolkits: The People’s Creative Toolkit/Herramientas Populares from Rogue Citizen, Line Break Media, SEIU Local 26, and ...

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Thanks for a Great Tour Season!

Thank you to Joe Matunis, Miguel Hernandez, Pastor Ben McKelahan and El ...
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Neighbors and Strangers

“We fought poverty, violence and blight, and we made the Southside a ...
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What is Cultural Organizing?

In preparation for Arts & Democracy’s annual CULTURAL ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE ...

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It’s Here! Our Citywide Forum is Friday! #nocdnyforum

BOOK NOW! for NOCD-NY’s second annual citywide forum FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City Friday, October 23 We’re approaching our capacity, so register now! Explore ideas, get connected, and propose bold new ideas for our city. Join artists, activists, educators and other community leaders to develop a vision […]

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Save the Date! Citywide Forum, Friday, Oct 23

Join us on Friday, October 23 for our second annual citywide forum, FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City. Join other artists, activists, educators and leaders to develop a vision for the city that cares about our neighborhoods, insists on equity, and embraces our civic energy. We invite you […]

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A Cultural Plan

Co-sponsored by Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Member Stephen Levin, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill to law on May 11 that requires the Department of Cultural Affairs to form a cultural plan by July 1, 2017. The plan will engage the public to help map where arts activities exist and where […]

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Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing Workshop

REGISTRATION FULL! Co-sponsored by Company Cypher, Nathan Trice Rituals, MBDance and NOCD-NY, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) returns with an Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing training weekend July 10-12 at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). PISAB focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Arts and Culture for a Just and Equitable City

Arts and culture can provide the inspiration, tools, and capacity needed to unify New York City into a more just and equitable city for all. We need to dream big, feel connected, propose bold new ideas, and engage the city in an inclusive transformation. Because cultural change precedes and embodies political change, arts and culture […]

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NOCD-NY member The Laundromat Project featured as a creative way for artists to improve communities

According to The Guardian, The Laundromat Project offers a creative way artists can improve communities: “‘Go to where the people are’ is a phrase that should always be step one in community engagement strategies. In order to amplify the creative power of artists, the Laundromat Project in New York has made this their core principle. […]

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PATHWAYS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING: a seminar series

PATHWAYS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING: a seminar series explores multiple pathways to achieve affordable housing in the context of the vibrant and changing neighborhood of the Lower East Side. For individual households and communities, these are long-term processes. Come educate yourself and get involved now! ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT HOWL! HAPPENING, 6 E. 1st Street, New […]

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Cultural Responses to Non-Indictment

In light of the recent grand jury response to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, we have witnessed a flurry of creative action, organizing, and moments of learning. Our December newsletter highlights a number of resources and responses. Share your own encounters with action, creativity, or education by tweeting @NOCDNY or tagging your posts #culturalorganizing […]

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#CULTUREISHERE

What gives a neighborhood its character? How does a community express its identity? Culture isn’t limited to museum walls and concert halls – Culture is HERE! Share the unexpected, unique elements of culture in your community by tagging your cultural snapshot on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #cultureishere. Need some inspiration? We composed samples in our November newsletter. We look […]

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Cultural Organizing for Community Change, November 15th

Only a few openings remain for this Saturday’s Cultural Organizing for Community Change workshop. REGISTER NOW! Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY present the all-day workshop and reception (6-7pm) at Groundswell, 540 President Street Brooklyn, NY. Join fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen your work and engage your creativity in […]

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