Tag Archives: Policy

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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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. Participants discussed the framework behind cultural organizing, they connected it to the values behind their work, and they mapped how those values related to their […]

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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 the role of artists and cultural organizations in helping to address the challenging conditions that immigrant communities face in today’s hostile political climate. The evening’s […]

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

To explore the role of arts and culture in transforming public housing communities, NOCD-NY convened a diverse range of residents, resident advocates, tenant leaders, artists, cultural institutions, community organizations, elected officials and staff, city agencies, and funders for a roundtable in July 2015. Drawing on interviews carried out in the field, Creative Transformation: Arts, Culture […]

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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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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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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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