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Cultural Organizing for Community Change, Dec 8!

Sunday, December 8, 9:30am-6:00pm540 President St #1a, Brooklyn, NY 11215 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 will include: A cultural organizing framework Hands on skill building workshops  Case studies from across NYC and […]

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REPORT RELEASE! Creative Transformations

Our Creative Transformations: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities program was shaped by a research and planning process, kicked off by a cross-sector roundtable held in July 2015. The program ultimately grew to support 17 pilot projects, including 19 partners and the participation of more than a thousand public housing residents and artists. You can […]

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From Outside In & Inside Out

A multimedia journal by Masoom Moitra. My first immersion into Cultural Organizing for Community Change, and annual workshop held in Gowanus and co-sponsored by NOCD-NY and Arts & Democracy, brought with it a spectrum of unexpected experiences.

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Bronx Speaks: Dreamers

NOCD-NY was invited by the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) to perform the evaluation for Bronx Speaks: Dreamers. This program took place last summer at community anchors across the South Bronx.

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WALKING THE TALK: Putting Racial and Cultural Equity Values into Practice

On Thurs, March 28th, 2018, the field joined Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY for a webinar on different approaches to grounding equity commitments through training, program design, and day-to-day practices. Review a recording of the conversation and share it!

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Above and Beyond Borders

On March 14, 2019, No Longer Empty, Arts & Democracy, and NOCD-NY hosted a webinar with artists and cultural organizers from Chicago, IL, Douglas, AZ and New York, NY who are actively working to envision a life of dignity for immigrants, detainees and prisoners, and individuals who have been violated and rendered invisible. You can […]

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Creative Transformations: Partner Projects

NOCD-NY’s Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities program is focused on what arts and culture are particularly good at accomplishing: engaging creativity and imagination, healing trauma, breaking down isolation and stigma, bringing together diverse people, and connecting public housing communities with their neighbors. Our program began with learnings and recommendations gathered from research and a […]

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Peer Learning Exchange: Cultural Hubs​ and Community Anchors

by Charlie Vazquez, 11/26/18 Arts Innovation Consultant charlievazquez.com Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY (NOCD-NY) organized a Peer Learning Exchange: Cultural Hubs​ and Community Anchors–hosted by THE POINT CDC in Hunts Point, Bronx–on Friday, October 26, 2018. This moderated round table discussion and information exchange featured some of the most innovative and pioneering thought leaders in […]

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Peer Learning Exchange: Planning and Rezoning

On Monday, January 29, the NOCD-NY network came together for a bi-monthly peer learning exchange focused on the role of arts and culture in planning and rezoning processes. You can find a video of the full exchange here. Arts and culture are well suited to bring new voices to the table and as a medium […]

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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 program, co-piloted a new Blueprint for Culturally Healthy Communities, invited our network to participate in more regular, theme-based convenings, and co-hosted our annual Cultural Organizing […]

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