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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Full series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Introducing NOCD-NY’s full profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space!  Initial ...

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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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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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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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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 participatory budgeting process intersects with us, check out NOCD-NY co-director Caron Atlas’s interview here!

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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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Sprouting Communities: Sat, Sept 27

On Saturday, September 27, join Citizens Committee for New York City, Naturally-Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY), and Friends of the High Line for Sprouting Communities, a full day of peer-to-peer workshops, clinics and a book fair supporting neighborhood and community improvement. Check out the day’s contributors and activities here.

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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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Engaged While Spacing Out!

Click on the images to see our Spacing Out event, held Monday, August 11, to celebrate the release of seven reports from our profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and talk about cultural uses in adapted buildings, at construction or in transitional zones, […]

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