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#CULTUREISHERE Week!

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 ...

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What is Cultural Organizing?

In preparation for Arts & Democracy’s annual CULTURAL ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE WORKSHOP on Saturday, November 15th, co-sponsored by NOCD-NY, our November newsletter asks: “What is Cultural Organizing?” Click here ...

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Participatory Budgeting Assembly Partner

NOCD-NY is pleased to be a partner for a Participatory Budgeting Assembly on Arts, Culture, and Community Facilities in Brooklyn’s District 39. If you’d like information on how the city’s ...

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Sprouting Communities: Sat, Sept 27

On Saturday, September 27, join Citizens Committee for New York City, Naturally-Occurring ...
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Engaged While Spacing Out!

Click on the images to see our Spacing Out event, held Monday, ...
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Policy Brief: A Vision of Arts and Culture as Essential and Integral to a More Just and Equitable City

In December 2013, we presented a policy brief to Mayor-Elect de Blasio, ...

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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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Presenting on Tues, Oct 14 at Cities+

NOCD-NY will  present on the topic of Art, Culture and Community at Satellite Magazine’s talking series Cities + on Tuesday, October 14 at The Way Station. Additional topics will include Willets Point Haiti in New York Public and below-market housing See you there! photo: Shayok Mukhopadhyay, from the People of Willets Point series

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Dance on the Greenway and Arts Engagement Panel in Red Hook!

This Saturday, October 11, come to the Red Hook waterfront for Dance on the Greenway, a site-specific dance festival hosted by Dance Theatre Etcetera. Four diverse choreographers have created site-specific work to be performed at Erie Basin Park, behind IKEA. Between performances, from 3-4pm, NOCD-NY members will be featured on a panel, Engaged Arts Practices: The […]

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Join NOCD-NY at the People’s Climate March!

Join our members, El Puente and THE POINT CDC, at the People’s Climate March this Sunday, Sept 21! El Puente offers a packed lineup of events this weekend, including the Southside Connex and ¡WEPA! Festivals. And THE POINT CDC held group workshops last weekend to generate posters for Sunday. If you’re not as artistically inclined […]

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11am today! Webinar for Americans for the Arts’ Placemaking and Cultural Districts Week

Today, September 11 – 3pm ET. The webinar will focus on our report series,  Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space: A Profile Series, a collection of seven profiles that highlight creative uses of space including adaptive refuse, construction zones and vacant lots, public outdoor space, publically owned facilities, religious spaces, and shared space. Guest speakers […]

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SPACING OUT Party & Report Release, Aug 11

Join us on Monday, August 11th, 6-8PM for our SPACING OUT Party & Report Release at South Oxford Space Great Room (138 South Oxford Street, 2nd Floor) to celebrate the successful completion and release of seven reports from NOCD-NY’s profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. We will share key recommendations and have some of the authors […]

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Summer Enrichment: Events and Workshops

NOCD-NY and affiliates offer a number of enrichment events and workshops this summer (plus additional events on the calendar to your right). A few highlights… Just Economies: NYC Tuesday July 22, 12:00pm-1:15pm EDT Co-sponsored by Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY From worker cooperatives to community land trusts, participatory budgeting to community gardens, people are finding […]

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NOCD-NY Tour and other Hunts Point Events, May 17th!

On Saturday, May 17, the opening of Martine Fougeron’s Heart of the South Bronx: Trades will be the culmination of a rich array of events in Hunts Point on that day, including an NOCD-NY and MAS sponsored Village of Murals walking tour (Register here!). All events are within walking distance of each other: – 10am-2 pm […]

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Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community

On September 12, 2013 NOCD-NY convened “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.” The exchange brought together members of the NOCD-NY working group and our allies with leading researchers including: Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Maria Rosario-Jackson, Senior […]

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Full series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Introducing NOCD-NY’s full profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space!  Initial drafts were outlined as conversation points presented at 2012′s Spacing Out forum, which further informed and enhanced the reports. The series was designed to function as a tool for the field, but models and themes continue to evolve.  The conversation continues, as was […]

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