What We Do

NOCD-NY emerged from a series of roundtable conversations, between 2010 and 2011, when artists, activists, creative manufacturers, non-profit groups and policymakers convened to discuss the role that arts and culture play in strengthening New York City communities. By late summer 2011, NOCD-NY grew into a working alliance, generating a sustained commitment and citywide platform for revitalizing New York City from the neighborhood up.

Thanks to support from The Rockefeller FoundationNational Endowment for the Arts and The New York Community Trust, the working group steadily increases its capacity, also expanding our network of affiliates and allies (visit us on Facebook and Twitter and join our monthly newsletter).

Attending monthly meetings and through ongoing sub-committee projects, steering committee members…

  • Advocate for policies…that support asset-based cultural work in our neighborhoods.
  • Promote the value of local practiceby identifying connections between artists, cultural workers and local communities.
  • Collaborate on programs…that scale up ways of understanding and promoting our values while building local capacity for our members.
  • Compile research…that profiles local work, like identifying cultural resources and documenting innovative features.

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