WHIN Music Project–El Sistema Uptown Celebrates the 2012 Latin American Cultural Week

WHIN Music Project–El Sistema Uptown Celebrates the 2012 Latin American Cultural Week with performances by students from WHIN String Program, WHIN Children’s Choir and WHIN Youth Orchestra.

WHIN Music Project–El Sistema Uptown Celebrates the 2012 Latin American Cultural Week
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WHIN Music Project–El Sistema Uptown celebrates the 2012 Latin American Cultural Week with performances by students from WHIN String Program, WHIN Children’s Choir and WHIN Youth Orchestra.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2012, 4:30–6 p.m.

Location: Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street), New York, NY 10040

Suggested donation: $10

Thanks to our founding partners: Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and collaborators: Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.

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Tango in the Heights – Binelli–Ferman Duo

Binelli-Ferman Duo performs tangos, milongas, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano. Friday 16 November 2012, 7 p.m.

Tango in the HeightsBandoneón: Daniel Binelli
Piano: Polly Ferman
Dancers: Mariana Galassi and Evan Griffiths

Date: Friday 16 November 2012, 7 p.m.

Location: Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Ave, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10040

Suggested donation: $15

Binelli–Ferman Duo world-class musicians Daniel Binelli (bandoneón) and Polly Ferman (piano) have united their talents to develop and further the appreciation of the tango, milonga, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano. Their performances reflect the elegance and the subtlety of the traditional tango, the sauciness of the milonga, the romance of the waltz, and the temperament and power of the contemporary tango.

More information: www.binelli-ferman.com

This program is part of PAMAR’s 7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week. It is co-sponsored by NoMAA and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by funds from a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation.

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NoMAA Newsletter – 9 November 2012

NoMAA workshops and other happenings :: local events :: events around town :: opportunities

Greetings! We hope that you, your families, neighbors and friends are safe and well in the aftermath of Sandy and yesterday’s storm. As you know, many people across the city and the tri-state area are still suffering from the devastation caused by the hurricane. Many artists and arts organizations’ works have been damaged, destroyed, and/or obstructed by Sandy. If you, your organization, or other artists that you know have been affected by the hurricane, please read and forward this bulletin so those in need can access the resources that have been made available by our city, state, and other institutions supporting the arts. Read the complete issue »

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My New York: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Actor, composer, lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda shows us why Washington Heights is the place to go for the best of New York’s history and culture.

Actor, composer, lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda shows us why Washington Heights is the place to go for the best of New York’s history and culture.

Video by: Amanda Martinez. Production: Cathy Rainone

Reprinted from 4 New York WNBC.

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GlamourTango: Tango in Feminine Form

GlamourTango thrills audiences with its unique all-woman cast of tango musicians, dancers and vocalist. Date: 9 November 2012, 7:30 p.m.

GlamourTango: Tango in Feminine FormGlamourTango thrills audiences with its unique all-woman cast of tango musicians, dancers and vocalist. This multi-media spectacle celebrates tango and honors those, until now, unheralded women who quietly wrote the pages of tango from its very beginning.

Date: 9 November 2012, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023

Tickets: $30. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006.

More information: glamourtango.com

Co-sponsored by NoMAA.

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New Grant Orientation Workshop Added

NoMAA has added one additional grant orientation workshop for Wednesday 7 November 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Did you miss the grant orientation workshops?

NoMAA has added one additional grant orientation workshop for Wednesday 7 November 2012, 6:30 p.m., at NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue, Third Floor.

You must attend a workshop this year to be eligible for a grant.

Click here for details about the grant program.

RSVP to the workshop at

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Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide – Call for Applications

Artists who are excited to work with the local aging community to deliver arts programs are invited to submit an application to the Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) program by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2012.

2012-2013 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) is a community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. Artists who are excited to work with the local aging community to deliver arts programs are invited to submit an application by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 (updated due to storm)

SPARC, Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, is a community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend and access to workspace in senior centers in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. Selected artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, which will also include a public program component – a series of exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.

HOW SPARC WORKS
In exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming at a senior center during the residency period, SPARC artists-in-residence will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,500, an additional $500 materials/supplies budget, access to senior center workspace and access to materials/supplies of their choosing from Materials for the Arts. Individual artists can apply directly to participate in the program without a fiscal sponsor. SPARC expects to fund 50 artist residencies at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City.

Click here for more information.

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Emergency Relief Information from the New York City Arts Coalition

This memo is an effort to provide some structure to the options and choices people face at this time. It is by no means complete, and I’m sure that some will find options I have not seen over the past two days.

The following message comes from Norma P. Munn of the New York City Arts Coalition.

This memo is an effort to provide some structure to the options and choices people face at this time. It is by no means complete, and I’m sure that some will find options I have not seen over the past two days. Please circulate to anyone, including small galleries, self-employed artists (or anyone self employed) for whom you feel the information is valuable.

First, self-employed people are eligible for unemployment insurance in areas where a federal declaration of a disaster has been declared. If in any doubt, apply.

Second, federal disaster resources will be dependent on your (or your arts group/business) being registered at FEMA. Go to www.disasterassistance.gov This includes money, so do not neglect this.

NOTE for performing arts groups: if you register and are later told you are not eligible, let me know ASAP. The federal legislation that controls eligibility had some limitations after 9/11, which the Chair of NYSCA, Richard Schwartz, was able to work with the Pataki administration to have lifted. I’m sure it can be done for this disaster if needed.

NOTE for individuals: you may want to also go to register at salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6245/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6487, This is the site of NYC Communities for Change and they are assisting with follow up on FEMA, which might be helpful in speeding up the process. Consider this a back up, just in case. They have also offered to help with the process if you need it.

Third, take pictures and keep records of what you spend on anything.

Fourth, while a complete assessment of the losses in the community will be necessary, it will be most useful if done comprehensively citywide and I am hopeful that DCA will be able to undertake this for everyone once they are completely functioning in their temporary space.

The rest of this memo is divided into a section for arts groups and a section for individuals, although there are some overlaps. I will also continue to try to sort out the range of resources and provide a follow up email with additional information, especially with regard to financial resources.


Organizations

(There is no information as yet on emergency grants. Will continue to check.)

ArtsReady.org — list of resources, visual arts focused, but worth a quick look https://www.artsready.org/page/useful_links

Loans:

  • Federal: Small Business Administration: (www.sba.gov/content/applying-disaster-loan) Loans up to $2 million, 3% interest rates for non-profits; 4% for commercial businesses. (My memory from 9/11 is that you must have registered with FEMA.)
  • City: The city’s Department of Small Business Services, which just set up a Sandy recovery website, has $5 million available to loan to small businesses. Amounts per business are capped at $10,000. For more information, call 311 and ask for NYC Business Solutions, or send in a contact request online. To get a loan, you can also locate one of the NYC Business Solutions. Centers listed here:
    • 400 E. Fordham Rd., 7th floor, Bronx, N.Y., 10458. Phone: 718-960-7910
    • 9 Bond St., 5th floor, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11201. Phone: 347-296-8021
    • 79 John St., New York, N.Y., 10038. Phone: 212-618-8914
    • 168-25 Jamaica Ave., 2nd floor, Jamaica, N.Y., 11432. Phone: 718-577-2148
    • 120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd floor, Staten Island, N.Y., 10301. Phone: 718-285-8400
    • 215 W. 125th St., 6th floor, New York, N.Y., 10027. Phone: 917-493-7243
    • 560 W. 181st St., 2nd floor, New York, N.Y., 10033. Phone: 212-928-3400

    NOTE: This does not mention non-profits. I could not get a person on the phone, but will be following up to ascertain that it does. If not, please assume that it will shortly.

Dance: Dance/NYC Help them tell your story and help you by writing Lacey Althouse at lalthouse@dancenyc.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @DanceNYC #sandydance.

Theatre: ART/NY www.art-newyork.org They are collecting information re immediate losses and expect to provide further assistance so stay in touch with them.

Salvage guides and/or information for visual arts, but anyone with damaged props, costumes might find help:

Galleries: Sara Friedlander, Associate Vice President, Head of First Open at Christie’s in New York, is arranging space at Christie’s for artists to use their laptops and charge their phones, and may be able to assist galleries with storage space for their art. Those interested, please call (212) 468-7177.


Individuals

Space needs for shows: check www.NYCPASpaces.org

Emergency Financial Assistance: The Actors Fund (NOT limited to actors) Call: 917-281-5936 or Twitter @TheActorsFund or private message via Facebook (www.facebook.com/theactorsfund). Communications are confidential. Also, free Health Clinic; call 212-489-1039 to check on hours and eligibility for clinic.

CERF+ a range of resources: http://craftemergency.org (NOT limited to crafts.) 802-229-2306.

ArtsReady.org list of resources for funding for emergency relief https://www.artsready.org/page/useful_links

New York Foundation for the Arts: www.nyfa.org (currently not open and not entirely clear what they will be able to do as yet)

Visual artists: Sara Friedlander, Associate Vice President, Head of First Open at Christie’s in New York, is arranging space at Christie’s for artists to use their laptops and charge their phones, and may be able to assist galleries with storage space for their art. Those interested, please call (212) 468-7177.

Dancers: Dance/NYC. Let them know your situation by writing to Lacey Althouse at lalthouse@dancenyc.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @DanceNYC #sandydance

Norma P. Munn
New York City Arts Coalition
212-246-3788
Nov. 1, 2012

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