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 […]
Policy Brief: A Vision of Arts and Culture as Essential and Integral to a More Just and Equitable City
At the end of the month, we presented a letter and policy brief to Mayor-Elect de Blasio, new and continuing City Council Members and the Transition Team. We look forward to upcoming conversations.
If you aren’t at the table… – Talking Transition Tent Tuesday, November 19, 5-6pm Canal and Sixth Avenue, NYC – Join NOCD-NY (Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York) to discuss how arts and culture play an integral role in a just and equitable city. We will share recommendations for how the new mayor and city […]
Check out the full set of reports from NOCD-NY’s Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space profile series. Initial drafts provided conversation points for and were advanced by a Spacing Out forum, attending by an expanded set of allies, that was held in the summer of 2012. Click to view and download the reports. Be on […]
New York City’s recent capital investment of $50 million dollars in the Culture Shed mega project begs the question – how would a $50 million dollar capital investment in the culture and wellbeing of New York City’s diverse neighborhoods look? This investment in our city’s neighborhood cultural hubs and small arts organizations would provide space […]
Thanks to the participants and partners of From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community for making it such as success. The priorities we generated on May 30 are shaping and refining NOCD-NY’s policy recommendations, which we will share more broadly, including at The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A […]
“Urban Omnibus has partnered with the NOCD Working Group to look more deeply into just a few of New York’s NOCDs. Over the next several months, we will publish four original articles that illuminate the specific constellations of social forces, strategies, organizations, and individuals that make Corona, Fort Greene, St. George, and Hunts Point emblematic, […]
Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up This weekend, NOCD-NY will be contributing to Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up, a two-day Municipal Art Society convening to exchange lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and to cultivate ideas for how to become a more livable and resilient New York. Site Visits, […]
If you are a Staten Island-based artist affected by Sandy, the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) staff is offering direct one-on-one emergency grant writing assistance to affected artists: More info here.
NOCD-NY’s work is informed by a host of innovative support resources, including… – - Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) researches types of “natural cultural districts” and provides direction to cultivate them: SIAP_Research. – - Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Local Initiatives Support Corporation […]