Tag Archives: Research

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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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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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 […]

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Report! Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community

On September 12, 2013 NOCD-NY convened Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community: An Exchange of Research and Practice. The exchange brought together members of the NOCD-NY working group and our allies with leading researchers including: Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Maria Rosario-Jackson, Senior […]

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Report series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Introducing NOCD-NY’s full profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space.  This collection emerged out of NOCD-NY discussions about inventive cultural uses of urban space. Members shared stories about the complex process of transforming vacant lots and underused public spaces into vibrant cultural sites that revealed a reservoir of local know-how and creative approaches. – […]

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Corona Plaza: An Urban Omnibus Profile

“Urban Omnibus has partnered with the NOCD Working Group to look more deeply into just a few of New York’s NOCDs. Over the next several months, we will publish four original articles that illuminate the specific constellations of social forces, strategies, organizations, and individuals that make Corona, Fort Greene, St. George, and Hunts Point emblematic, […]

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Thank you for SPACING OUT with us!

– – On August 15, over 70 allies convened at South Oxford Space for SPACING OUT: A Forum on the Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. View the agenda here. NOCD-NY identified seven case study topics, presenting local examples to spark small group discussions. Below, you’ll find one-sheets on each topic, example presentations and unedited notes from small group discussions. […]

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Artist: Royce Bannon

Tune in to ‘Spacing Out’

We are gearing up for “Spacing Out: A Forum on Innovative Uses of Cultural Space“, happening this Wednesday at South Oxford Space, and looking forward to the presentations that will be given on various case studies currently being conducted. Topics to be covered include: public spaces programmed by non-profit organizations; adaptive re-use of buildings; shared […]

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