Workshop: Creating a High Function Board of Directors for Nonprofit Arts Organizations

This seminar on 27 June 2012 will discuss duties and responsibilities of board of directors, best practices in board governance, dealing with conflict of interest, and implementing policies to promote financial responsibility.

When: Wednesday 27 June 2012, 6–8 p.m.
Where: Church of the Intercession, Common Room, 1st Fl, 550 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032

This seminar will discuss duties and responsibilities of board of directors, best practices in board governance, dealing with conflict of interest, and implementing policies to promote financial responsibility.

Speakers: expert attorneys Rolando Gonzalez and Susan Chase from the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society.

Space is limited. RSVP: rsvp[at]harlemaa.org, +1 347 735-4280 x250.

Presented by Harlem Arts Alliance, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and Seedco Financial.

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Seminar: Social Enterprise and Creative Practice 101

As more and more artists engage with alternative ways to support their creative projects, such as crowd-sourcing or bartering, many are now exploring social entrepreneurship as an option. But what is “social entrepreneurship” exactly? This mini-workshop will explore the way social enterprise has been defined and invite participants to engage with concepts and tools they can apply to their own ventures.

As more and more artists engage with alternative ways to support their creative projects, such as crowd-sourcing or bartering, many are now exploring social entrepreneurship as an option. But what is “social entrepreneurship” exactly? This mini-workshop will explore the way social enterprise has been defined and invite participants to engage with concepts and tools they can apply to their own ventures. Case Studies will be shared, including The Laundromat Project and Word Up Bookstore. Q&A to follow. This event is open to artists engaged or interested in social change initiatives.

Co-presented by The Laundromat Project, New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Project, and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Limited seating available.
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3681936772

Suggested Donation to Word Up Community Bookshop: $5

Facilitator: Risë Wilson
Risë Wilson is the Program Manager for Leveraging Investment in Creativity’s Space for Change program, which aids arts organizations and community leaders in imagining and planning for a 21st century art space. Risë is also the Founder of The Laundromat Project (The LP), an emerging social enterprise that mounts public art projects in neighborhood laundromats as a way of increasing the quality of life in communities of color living on low incomes. In order to launch The LP Risë pursued a practical education in non-profit arts management by holding positions in both large-scale and grassroots cultural institutions such as the MoMA, ICP, the Painted Bride, and Art Sanctuary. Her work has earned national recognition; she was a 2004 Echoing Green fellow and a 2008 Douglas Redd fellow in art and community development. Risë holds a BA from Columbia University where she was a Kluge Scholar, and an MA from NYU where she was a MacCracken Fellow. She is former faculty at Parsons, the New School for Design, where she helped product design students apply their creative talents to the public sphere, and is currently in the process of launching a coaching and consultant practice to help organizations and individuals “focus on purpose.”

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NoMAA Gallery: Uptown Arts Review©

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites you to the Uptown Arts Review©, featuring the work of visual artists that are recipients of the NoMAA Creative Grant 2012.

Summer in the Heights by DJ BoyThe Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites you to the Uptown Arts Review©, featuring the work of visual artists that are recipients of the NoMAA Creative Grant 2012.

Dates: 7 June – 31 July 2012

NoMAA Gallery
The Cornerstone Center
178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor (at 189th Street)
New York, NY 10040
Tel: +1 212 568-4396

Opening Reception: Thursday 7 June, 6–8 p.m. *

Artist Talk: Wednesday 20 June, 6–8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment

Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio. Featuring the work of visual artists that are recipients of the NoMAA Creative Grant 2012, made possible thanks to the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

Artists: Emmanuel Abreu | Andrea Arroyo | Jay Baylon | Yael Ben-Zion | Natasha Beshenkovsky | Peter Bulow | Andrea Cukier | Risa Hirsch Ehrlich | Chiqui Mendoza | Eva Nikolova | Mary Sauer | John Servetas | Jason Smith | Elizabeth Starčević | Dave Stevenson | Lisa Turngren | Gesche Würfel

* Before heading over to NoMAA for the opening reception on 7 June, check out Fracturing Passage, a public performance and art intervention featuring interdisciplinary artist Hector Canonge and soprano Gian-Carla Tisera, taking place 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the 191st Street Subway Entrance Tunnel. After visiting NoMAA, go to Word Up Community Bookshop (Broadway & 176th St.) as they kick off their one-week 1st Year Anniversary celebration, 7–9 p.m.

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