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Join us August 8! Arts & Industry Tour of Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg)

On Saturday, August 8, join El Puente CADRE (Community Artists’ Development & Resource Exchange) for a walking tour that connects the industrial history of South Williamsburg, which includes the Domino ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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