Summer Enrichment: Events and Workshops

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 creative solutions to the economic challenges they face, while strengthening their communities, building political power, and sustaining the environment. The call will highlight creative approaches to building just economies in New York City.
Presenters: Caroline Woolard, Solidarity NYC / OurGoods / TradeSchool, Kellie Terry, THE POINT, EdwinTorres, Rockefeller Foundation.
Event info here.

The Laundromat Project’s Free Art Workshops
Every summer, The Laundromat Project offers a series of free laundromat-based drop-in art workshops, which have historically taken place in Harlem at The Laundry Room. Since 2013, LP had expanded their offerings and are now providing workshops in laundromats in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Hunts Point. Coming up this month: A personalized stamp-making workshop in Bed-Stuy, neighborhood branding in Harlem, and polaroid portraits of community change in Hunts Point.
Click here for a full list of workshops this summer.

Mayor de Blasio Listens: Artists as Policy Advocates
NOCD-NY Workshop at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
August 9, 3pm
Join Anusha Venkataraman of El Puente and Abby Subak of Art Gowanus for an interactive discussion about the ways in which artists can get involved in local organizing and advocacy. We will hear specific examples and strategies from El Puente and Arts Gowanus about organizing in the face of community change, and facilitators Caron Atlas of Arts and Democracy and Tamara Greenfield of Fourth Arts Block will share concrete tools to help workshop participants better understand public policy and develop compelling arguments that target local policymakers.
Event info here.

Understanding & Undoing Racism/Community Organizing training for Cultural Workers
September 12-14
How can we add equity to arts funding? How do our solidarity movements thrive or not? How do we increase diversity in the arts? The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. This training is tailored specifically to cultural organizers, artists of all kinds, and arts administrators.
More info:
or email: Nathan Trice,, Maria Bauman,, Sarita Covington,




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