NoMAA Newsletter – 29 March 2012

Greetings,

Happy spring! I hope that you are enjoying the nice weather and the amazing arts and cultural activities happening throughout our neighborhood these days. I encourage you to attend, participate, and support all of these events that are transforming our communities uptown into vibrant and innovative art spaces. I would also like to invite you to visit our revamped, easy-to-navigate website, www.nomaanyc.org (available tomorrow) and begin to benefit from the information that it provides. … read the entire issue »

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Call to Artists: Uptown Arts Stroll 2012

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 — the most anticipated annual arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood — taking place throughout the month of June.

Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 honoree Miguel Zenón and his jazz trio played new arrangements of pieces by Puerto Rican and Cuban composers in the courtyard of the Hispanic Society, 23 June 2009.
Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 honoree Miguel Zenón and his jazz trio played new arrangements of pieces by Puerto Rican and Cuban composers in the courtyard of the Hispanic Society, 23 June 2009.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 — the most anticipated annual arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood — taking place throughout the month of June. For the past 9 years, the Stroll has featured hundreds of artists and arts groups living and working north of 155th Street, and has attracted thousands of neighborhood residents and visitors from across New York City.

We ask that you join us to celebrate the arts in Northern Manhattan by sharing information about your events and exhibits to include in the widely distributed Uptown Arts Stroll Guide. The deadline for submitting information to include in the printed Uptown Arts Stroll Guide calendar is 25 April 2012. Information submitted after this date will be updated on the online calendar but will not appear in the printed calendar.

The Uptown Arts Stroll showcases the outstanding work of artists who are contributing to Northern Manhattan’s cultural landscape. Activities have typically been held in local businesses, churches, parks and other public spaces. Stroll events include family programming, art exhibitions, open studios, literary events, performances, film screenings and more.

If you are looking for an opportunity to participate, to volunteer or to sponsor the Uptown Arts Stroll, please contact NoMAA or by phone at +1 212 568-4396.

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Brunch: Bago Bunch Two-Year Anniversary

The Bago Bunch is dedicated to creating unique events in Washington Heights and throughout New York City. Join them to celebrate their two-year anniversary, with special guest speakers, networking activities and giveaways.

Sunday 31 March 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Apt. 78, 4447 Broadway (between 190th and 191st streets), New York, NY 10040

Prix fixe menu: $20 with RSVP, $25 without.
RSVP: thebagobunch[at]gmail.com

More info: http://twitter.com/BagoBunch

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Call for Artists: BID ON CULTURE – Banner Designs (deadline extended to 18 May)

The 125th Street Business Improvement District, the Harlem Arts Alliance, and Harlem Community Development Corporation request proposals for the fourth annual BID ON CULTURE project. This is intended to showcase the cultural vitality of Harlem.

Deadline for submissions: 18 May 2012, 5 p.m.

This RFP is open to professional visual artists who are at least 21 years of age and have an interest in Harlem. Special consideration will be given to artists currently living and/or working in Harlem. Proposals must be submitted via email to: applications[at]harlem22.org

For more information, please see the Request for Proposals.

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Call for Artists: Bowery Gallery Juried Show 2012

Every year the Bowery Gallery hosts a juried show open to all applicants working in two-dimensional media. In the past, prominent artists have juried the shows.

The Bowery’s 21th annual juried competition for 2012 will be juried by the art critic Lance Esplund. The juried exhibition will be held 31 July – 18 August 2012.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2012

For more information and to get an application, visit:
www.bowerygallery.org/juried.html

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Call for Artists: Summer Theatre Intensive Program

Pied Piper Theatre is accepting applications for their 2012 summer program. The program is a five-week intensive for adolescents (12–18 years old) who have interest in any aspect of theatre.

Application deadline: 16 April 2012, 5 p.m.

To get the application, go to www.piedpipertheatre.org or call +1 212 544-2976.

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Professional Development Program: Artists Summer Institute

The Artists Summer Institute (ASI), a free five-day professional development intensive, returns 9–13 May 2012. The program is offered through a partnership between Creative Capital and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This is a unique opportunity for New York City artists to step outside their daily routine and focus on developing professional skills and artistic goals in a community setting.

Deadline: 30 March 2012, midnight.

To register, please visit:
lmcc.net/program/artists-summer-institute/

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