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 during ‘Culture is Here’ Week, November 15-23, by tagging your cultural snapshot on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #cultureishere. Need some inspiration? We’ve composed samples in […]
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 […]
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 for principles, resources and more details on the upcoming workshop! photo: Arts & Democracy
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!
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, new and continuing City Council Members and the Transition Team. We look forward to ongoing conversations.