Free Community-Based Theatre Programs for the Whole Family

Registration is open 1–26 September 2013. Enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is open 1–26 September 2013. Enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

People’s Theatre Project is a nonprofit arts and social justice organization based in Washington Heights that unites members of under-represented communities to raise awareness of their shared struggles through the personally and socially transformative process of collaborative theatre making.

Uptown Action (for adults)
In this free program, adult community members (ages 18 and up) use theatre to create an original, interactive and bilingual play about housing rights. The play is presented as a series of community brainstorming events where audience members are invited to take center stage!
Thursdays | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | 10 October 2013 – 10 February 2014
Performances 21–23 February 2014, plus a spring tour throughout NYC

Voices: Our Young People Speak (for teens)
In this free program, in collaboration with Word Up Community Bookshop, teens (ages 12–17) engage in theatre games and writing activities to learn about themselves, their history, their community and social justice. The program culminates in a published book of their writing and a new play created and performed by the young artists.
Wednesdays | 4–6 p.m. | 2 October 2013 – 17 May 2014, and Fridays 25 April – 16 May 2014
Performances 16–18 May 2014

Live Your Life! (for kids)
In this free program, children (ages 5–12) play fun and creative theatre games to learn about the 10 Habits of Healthy Kids. The program culminates in a new play created and performed by the young artists.
Saturdays | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 5 October – 23 November 2013
Performance on 23 November 2013

Register at www.PeoplesTheatreProject.org or by calling +1 646 398-9062 by 26 September 2013.

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Call for Artists: The Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival

The Morris-Jumel Mansion (MJM) will host the third annual Culture and Arts Festival (CAFé) on 12 October 2013. Interested in promoting your art at the festival? MJM is offering musicians and artists the opportunity to actively take part in this year’s festival.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion (MJM) will host the third annual Culture and Arts Festival (CAFé) on 12 October 2013. Interested in promoting your art at the festival? MJM is offering musicians and artists the opportunity to actively take part in this year’s festival. Participants will be charged a booth fee for the tent rental, set-up and use of utilities, but will keep 100% of all the revenue made that day at their booths.

Date: 12 October 2013, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032

The aim of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s CAFé is to create a stronger, more enriched, and engaged community in Washington Heights. We expect the event will help generate a greater awareness of the diversity of Upper Manhattan and a sense of community for your business. The last two years of CAFé were a rousing successes, attracting more than 700 visitors each year who experienced the wide range of cultural and artistic programming that was offered throughout the day. Performers and artists included: Underworld Productions Opera, Singer/Reenactor Rich Bala, Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, Organic Magnetics and Diaspora Now. Restaurants and food vendors will include Tea by Tiffany, Chef Rafael Palomino, Sassy Sweets and others to be announced soon!

For more information or to book a booth, contact Carol Ward, Interim Executive Director, director[at]morrisjumel.org, +1 212 923-8008.

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NoMAA Newsletter – 22 August 2013

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

Dear artists and members of the NoMAA Community,

I hope that you are enjoying the end of the summer! We are currently preparing for Immigrant Too, our next gallery exhibit, and would like to remind you that all artists from the community are invited to apply to be a part of it. If you are interested in participating, the deadline to submit your work is 9 September. Please go to our website, www.nomaanyc.org, for guidelines and other details.

In addition, if you have not done so, we would like to ask you to please complete the survey that we sent out last week. Your responses are important to us since they will provide the information that we need to improve our programs for artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan. By scrolling down, you can find the links for both the English and Spanish versions of the survey.

Lastly, NoMAA, in collaboration with the Morris-Jumel Mansion and PAMAR, would like to inform you of two great opportunities for artists. Read more about them in the opportunities section below!

As always, have a great weekend, and remember to support the arts in your community!

Until next time!

Sandra A. García-Betancourt
Executive Director & CEO
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA).

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Call for Artists: Immigrant Too

NoMAA announces its next exhibition, Immigrant Too, a follow-up to NoMAA’s previous show of 2010, titled Immigrant. Deadline for submissions: Monday 9 September 2013.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) announces its next exhibition, Immigrant Too, a follow-up to NoMAA’s previous show of 2010, titled Immigrant.

This second exhibition delves into the artist’s notion of being an “immigrant,” how he or she responds to the present immigration debate as it is carried out in personal, public, and political spaces, and what approaches the artist takes, from the subtle and conceptual, to the blatantly political. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 9 September 2013, 5 p.m. EDT

Eligibility: Artists residing in the Manhattan communities of El Barrio, Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights. All fine art media will be considered for the exhibit.

Guidelines

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully. In order to be considered, artists should submit via e-mail the submission form and all relevant attachments no later than Monday 9 September 2013, before 5 p.m. EDT.

E-mail submissions to:
Questions: +1 212 568-4396.

All submissions must consist of:

  1. Submission form
  2. Bio/resumé (2 pages maximum, Word or PDF)
  3. Artist’s statement (1–2 paragraphs, Word or PDF) commenting on the themes of the work as they relate to this exhibit, the process used or other pertinent descriptive material
  4. Five digital images of available work (please follow image specifications detailed below)
  5. Image and price list (Word or PDF) with images of each work and its corresponding title, date completed, medium, dimensions and selling price

Important dates:

  • Deadline: Monday 9 September 2013, 5 p.m. EDT
  • Notification: by Tuesday 17 September
  • Delivery of accepted work: Monday 23 September
  • Opening reception: Thursday 10 October
  • Artist talk: Tuesday 29 October
  • Pick-up of work: Friday 22 November and Monday 25 November

Accepted work:

Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

  • Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
  • All artwork must be presented in a professional manner, including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials, and hanging wire.
  • All work must be labeled on the back/bottom with: artist’s name, title of the artwork, medium, and retail price.
  • All artwork must be ready to hang. If specialized display material is needed, the artist must provide it.
  • Media/video works must be delivered and/or installed according to NoMAA specifications.
  • NoMAA has a limited number of pedestals as well as materials/equipment for installation. These must be provided by the artist unless otherwise instructed.
  • All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
  • Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
  • Artists will be asked to participate in an artists’ panel on Tuesday 29 October 2013.

Please forward this information to any Northern Manhattan artists who may be interested in participating.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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NoMAA Newsletter – 8 August 2013

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

I hope that you are having an exciting August! We would like to offer you updates on two great opportunities for artists. The deadline for Spirit of Community: Art & Activism • Artists of Washington Heights/Inwood has been extended until Tuesday 13 August. We also want to invite all artists from the community to apply for our Immigrant Too exhibit, which will explore the theme of immigration from an artist perspective. read more »

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