Tag Archives: Networks

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 to compile notes and visuals from the day. And thanks to NOCD-NY members and event photographer Alicia Clarke, we can share some of these snapshots […]

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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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Thanks for a Great Tour Season!

Thank you to Joe Matunis, Miguel Hernandez, Pastor Ben McKelahan and El Puente for offering a comprehensive tour of Los Sures (the Southside of Williamsburg) on Saturday, August 8. We visited murals, reflected on industrial architecture, and climbed narrow stairwells to view an after school art studio in the steeple of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church […]

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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 Arts & Democracy; Making Waves from the Culture Group; and Envisioning Development from the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Artists and arts organizations have created toolkits to amplify […]

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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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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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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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