We’re grateful up, down and all around.

We have a lot to be thankful for in 2017. We learned a lot as a community engagement partner for CreateNYC, launched a Creative Transformations: Arts, Culture and Public Housing ...

Cultural Organizing for Community Change 2017

On Saturday Nov 19th, community leaders, artists and cultural workers convened at Groundswell for Cultural Organizing for Community Change 2017, an annual event co-sponsored by Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY. ...

Peer Learning Exchange: Immigration

Addison Vawters Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) On November 8th, 2017, the NOCD-NY network and partners kick started a series of thematic peer learning exchanges. The focus of the evening was ...

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Creative Placemaking From the Community Up

On Friday, October 15, participants joined a Creative Placemaking From the Community ...

Report! Creative Transformation: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities

To explore the role of arts and culture in transforming public housing ...

Report series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Introducing NOCD-NY’s full profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space.  This ...

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Arts, Culture and Healthy Communities in the South Bronx

Launched at the #WhatCreatesHealth? conference last summer, NOCD-NY continues to collaborate with NYC Health’s Center for Health Equity to connect artist residencies in South Bronx communities. Students from Hunts Point Alliance for Children opened and closed this school year with performances by BombaYo (pictured), youth at BronxWorks Betances Community Center are working with Educational Video […]

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ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity) Platform

ACRE is an inter-generational, multi-racial group of artists and cultural workers committed to organizing for racial equity in the influential realms of art and culture. Several ACRE members are affiliates of NOCD-NY and they have shared their platform with us here. They are focused on five primary areas: racial equity in arts education, funding, coverage […]

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Fall Conference with Staten Island Arts, Sat, Oct 22

The Fall Conference presented by Staten Island Arts offers local artists a professional development opportunity that will help them to excel in the industry, be informed about current practices and trends in the cultural sector, and network with peers. This bi-annual professional development event is specifically designed to help artists, artist educators and organizations grow […]

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Cultural Organizing for Community Change, Nov 12

NOCD-NY invites you to CULTURAL ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE on Saturday, November 12, 9:30am-6:00pm at Groundswell, Brooklyn, NY. REGISTER HERE! Join fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen your work and engage your creativity in organizing for community change. The day includes a cultural organizing framework, hands-on skill building […]

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Oct 14-16, Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing Training

October 14-16. Co-sponsored in part by NOCD-NY, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is offering an Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing Training for Educators and Artists–the ecosystem of people working with young people. Reserve your spot now! View details about the sliding fee scale below. How do we create anti-racist networks? How […]

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Summer Events!

Kelly Street Initiative Through August In partnership with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, and Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, The Laundromat Project is transforming a 2 bedroom apartment on Kelly Street in Longwood, South Bronx into a thriving creative community hub, with artist studios, arts programming, and community partnerships that engage the larger Kelly Street […]

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ART-IVATE: El Puente Creative Justice Approach Toolkit

How can the arts and creative expression be used as powerful tools for learning and engagement? How can the passion found in creativity move participants from inspiration to action as leaders for social change? For 34 years, El Puente has used the arts and creativity as a vehicle for community transformation in a codified framework. […]

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A Great Day of Arts From Our Neighborhoods

On Sunday, Feb 28, a citywide audience joined us at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project , a theatrical excerpt and discussion by Downtown Art, a body movement exercise with STooPS, and a screen printing activity with Mobile Print Power and El Puente. We thank MoMA PS1 for […]

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Feb 28! Arts From Our Neighborhoods at MoMA PS1

Join NOCD-NY on Feb 28, 1-3pm at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project (working in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant and the South Bronx), a theatrical excerpt by Downtown Art (working on the Lower East Side), a body movement exercise with STooPS (working in Bedford-Stuyvesant), and a screen printing activity with […]

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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. And thanks to photographer Alicia Clarke, we can share some of the day with you. . . .  

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