Tag Archives: Group members

NOCD-NY Citywide Forum, Friday, Oct 23

Join us on Friday, October 23 for our second annual citywide forum, FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City. Join other artists, activists, educators and leaders to develop a vision for the city that cares about our neighborhoods, insists on equity, and embraces our civic energy. We invite you […]

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Thanks for a Great Tour Season!

Thank you to Joe Matunis, Miguel Hernandez, Pastor Ben McKelahan and El Puente for offering a comprehensive tour of Los Sures (the Southside of Williamsburg) on Saturday, August 8. We visited murals, reflected on industrial architecture, and climbed narrow stairwells to view an after school art studio in the steeple of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church […]

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Toolkits for Creative Change

Last month, NOCD-NY member Arts & Democracy hosted Toolkits for Creative Change, a national conference call featuring three model toolkits: The People’s Creative Toolkit/Herramientas Populares from Rogue Citizen, Line Break Media, SEIU Local 26, and Arts & Democracy; Making Waves from the Culture Group; and Envisioning Development from the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Artists and arts organizations have created toolkits to amplify […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Arts and Culture for a Just and Equitable City

Arts and culture can provide the inspiration, tools, and capacity needed to unify New York City into a more just and equitable city for all. We need to dream big, feel connected, propose bold new ideas, and engage the city in an inclusive transformation. Because cultural change precedes and embodies political change, arts and culture […]

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NOCD-NY member The Laundromat Project featured as a creative way for artists to improve communities

According to The Guardian, The Laundromat Project offers a creative way artists can improve communities: “‘Go to where the people are’ is a phrase that should always be step one in community engagement strategies. In order to amplify the creative power of artists, the Laundromat Project in New York has made this their core principle. […]

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What is Cultural Organizing?

Arts & Democracy, a project directed by NOCD-NY co-founder Caron Atlas, builds cultural organizing capacity around arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice as tools for community revitalization. Arts & Democracy’s work was an important piece in organizing the first Naturally Occurring Cultural District (NOCD) roundtable conversation. In preparation for Arts & Democracy’s annual […]

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Participatory Budgeting Assembly Partner

NOCD-NY is pleased to be a partner for a Participatory Budgeting Assembly on Arts, Culture, and Community Facilities in Brooklyn’s District 39. If you’d like information on how the city’s participatory budgeting process intersects with us, check out NOCD-NY co-director Caron Atlas’s interview here!

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Dance on the Greenway and Arts Engagement Panel in Red Hook!

This Saturday, October 11, come to the Red Hook waterfront for Dance on the Greenway, a site-specific dance festival hosted by Dance Theatre Etcetera. Four diverse choreographers have created site-specific work to be performed at Erie Basin Park, behind IKEA. Between performances, from 3-4pm, NOCD-NY members will be featured on a panel, Engaged Arts Practices: The […]

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Join NOCD-NY at the People’s Climate March!

Join our members, El Puente and THE POINT CDC, at the People’s Climate March this Sunday, Sept 21! El Puente offers a packed lineup of events this weekend, including the Southside Connex and ¡WEPA! Festivals. And THE POINT CDC held group workshops last weekend to generate posters for Sunday. If you’re not as artistically inclined […]

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SPACING OUT Party & Report Release, Aug 11

Join us on Monday, August 11th, 6-8PM for our SPACING OUT Party & Report Release at South Oxford Space Great Room (138 South Oxford Street, 2nd Floor) to celebrate the successful completion and release of seven reports from NOCD-NY’s profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. We will share key recommendations and have some of the authors […]

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