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Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community: An Exchange of Research and Practice

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 […]

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Culture at the Table

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 […]

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Full series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

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 […]

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What would it look like if NYC Invested $50 million in support of its communities?

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 […]

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From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community

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 […]

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Fort Greene: An Urban Omnibus Profile

In the coming months, Urban Omnibus will visit St. George on Staten Island, and the Bronx’s Hunts Point. Here, in the second article of the series, Mercedes Kraus explores the cultural history of Fort Greene, Brooklyn http://urbanomnibus.net/2013/04/naturally-occurring-cultural-districts-fort-greene-brooklyn/ Photo: Cumbe Grand Opening Dance Class | Photo by Josh Gilbert, courtesy of Cumbe Dance

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Weekend Events on Arts in Recovery and Resilience

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, […]

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SPACING OUT! Learn more about our Forum on Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

SPACING OUT: A Forum on Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space Wednesday, August 15th, 9:30am-12pm, South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Follow the forum’s live tweets at http://storify.com/fourthartsblock/spacing-out. NOCD-NY: The Naturally Occurring Cultural District Working Group, Arts & Democracy Project and Urban Bush Women presented SPACING OUT, an interactive forum on the […]

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Re-imagining the use of urban spaces

Mark your calendars: NOCD-NY, Arts & Democracy Project and Urban Bush Women are co-hosting an interactive forum on how arts and community groups are re-imagining the use of a range of urban spaces on Wednesday, August 15. “SPACING OUT: A Forum on Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space” invites artists, arts administrators, cultural and community […]

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Public Testimony!

On Friday, May 11, representatives of NOCD-NY testified in a hearing held jointly by the City Council’s Committees on Cultural Affairs and Small Business on the topic “New York City’s Cultural Sector and Derivative Small Businesses.” We are grateful to Co-Chair Council Members Diana Reyna and Jimmy Van Bramerfor holding this important hearing. NOCD members, […]

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