Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-off, 29 May

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll, Thursday 29 May 2014, 6–8:30 p.m., in Highbridge Park.

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll.

Date: Thursday 29 May, 6–8:30 p.m.

Location: Highbridge Park, Amsterdam Ave and W 172nd St

Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 - Poster
Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 poster (PDF, 492KB)

The Washington Heights–Inwood arts community will flood businesses, institutions, parks, open spaces and more during the 11th annual festival in June, which showcases art exhibitions, music, performances, outdoor theater, film, dance and poetry from W 155th St to W 220th St in Manhattan.

Honorees: Annette A. Aguilar, René de los Santos, Sky Pape and Janifer Wilson.

Performances by: WHIN Music Project, Zeo Muñoz, Obrien Luna, Broadway Performing Arts Center, “I Am New York Juan Rodriguez” Organic Magnetics.

Want to show your art at the kick-off? Be part of the Pop Up Art Exhibition curated by Rosa Naparstek.

If you are an artist participating in the Stroll, you can bring flyers or cards to leave at the kick-off welcome table.

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Exhibition: The Ephemeral Arts Project 2014

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) present the 3rd Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations on display in June 2014. The project aims to create opportunities for artists from Northern Manhattan and beyond to engage with the varied landscapes and communities.

Ephemeral Arts Project 2014 - Map
Map (PDF, 177KB)

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) present the 3rd Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations on display in June 2014. The project aims to create opportunities for artists from Northern Manhattan and beyond to engage with the varied landscapes and communities.

In conjunction with NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll 2014, NYRP will host installations in Sherman Creek Park in Northern Manhattan (on Harlem River Drive, south of Dyckman Street). The opening will take place on Saturday 7 June 2014, coinciding with Hike the Heights; meet the artists from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The park is open sunrise to sundown, seven days a week.

Congratulations to this year’s ephemeral artists:

  • Andrea Arroyo
    Lilith and Her Sisters
    Evokes feminine archetypes that are universally associated with concepts of nature, abundance, creativity & female power.
  • John Cichon
    EXPLORE
    The artist wanted to encourage viewers to actively search the park, piecing the signs together to spell, E X P L O R E and in the process discover the flora and fauna found in this marvelous green space.
  • Kirsten Compitello
    Habitat
    An artistic depiction of wildlife in the park illustrates its role as not just social space but habitat, and highlights the role of nature within urbanism.
  • Scribble Art Workshop
    Lilliputian
    Small creatures with elaborate back stories inhabit a civilization of intricately and organically built structures in this world created by artists age five through eleven.
  • Mariel Santana
    Hive and Fracture
    Pieces of Global Re-Con is an ongoing project that sources discarded materials for re-integration into the experiential environment.

More information:

The program is sponsored in part by:
Con Edison

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NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops – Uptown Arts Stroll 2014

The following NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops are being offered during the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014.

The following NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops are being offered during the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014.


Travel Photography

This workshop teaches the basics of travel photography, in a park that is visited by tourists from around the world. Learn tips and tricks, camera and flash settings, composition and lighting, using the NYC Scenic Landmark Fort Tryon Park as your travel destination. Bring your camera and flash. Led by Upper Manhattan photographer Michael Palma. In partnership with Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Date: Monday 2 June 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Fort Tryon Park. Enter the park at Margaret Corbin Circle and meet up at the Heather Garden entrance/Stan Michels Promenade.

Free! Space limited. RSVP strongly encouraged: 


Artists @ Work

This workshop will cover essential professional practices for artists of all disciplines. Topics include career development, branding, marketing and an overview of artists’ opportunities.  There will be time for Q&A to address your individual needs. This workshop is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines. Led by Artist and Curator Andrea Arroyo.

Date: Monday 9 June 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Community League of the Heights Technology Center (CLOTH), 2113 Amsterdam Ave. at West 165th St.

Free for NoMAA members and $10 for non-members. Contact  to sign up.


Support for Artists: A Resources and Services Workshop

This workshop will cover strategies for sustaining your artistic practice, including free and low-cost services and programs offered by New York Foundation for the Art, as well as other resources for finding awards, residencies, services, and opportunities available to individual artists in New York and nationwide. Led by Toccarra A. Holmes Thomas, Program Associate, NYFA SOURCE.

Date: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Word-Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at West 165th St.

Free! Space limited. RSVP strongly encouraged: 


Preparing Digital Images for Submission

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create great quality digital images needed for grants, websites, etc. Led by master printer Antoon Taghon.

Date: Monday 16 June 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Community League of the Heights Technology Center, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at West 165th St.

Free for NoMAA members and $10 for non-members. Contact  to sign up.


Public Speaking

Nervous about doing a presentation in front of a group? You are not alone. Learn the fundamental skills to become an effective public speaker. Led by Angel Vazquez, marketing manager at El Diario and adjunct professor at Hostos Community College.

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: X Caffe, 3952 Broadway, between 165th and 166th streets

Free! Space limited. RSVP strongly encouraged: 


Getting Published Despite the Economy

Getting published is never easy, but the current economic climate offers additional challenges—and opportunities. In this workshop, led by Marcela Landres, you will learn … read more and register »

Date: 25 June 2014, 6–7 p.m.
Location: X Caffe, 3952 Broadway, New York, NY 10032


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Informational Session

Learn about the application process for:

The deadline to apply for each one is 16 September 2014.

Hosted by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance with The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway btw 165th and 166th streets

Free! RSVP: www.tfaforms.com/330213


Call +1 212 568-4396 or e-mail for more details on all the workshops.

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Call for artists: NoMAA Atelier, summer studio workspace/residency

Would you like a space to work on your art project in the neighborhood? Check out the NoMAA Atelier! NoMAA would like to invite a group of no more than five (5) uptown artists to submit a proposal for the NoMAA Atelier, a summer studio workspace/residency at the newly constructed Broadway Housing Communities building in Sugar Hill, 404–414 West 155th St. Submission deadline: 14 May 2014.

Would you like a space to work on your art project in the neighborhood? Check out the NoMAA Atelier!

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) would like to invite a group of no more than five (5) uptown artists to submit a proposal for the NoMAA Atelier, a summer studio workspace/residency at the newly constructed Broadway Housing Communities building in Sugar Hill, 404–414 West 155th St.

This collaboration between the Washington Heights/Inwood artists will yield a multi-media project with a public presentation by the end of the residency (before or on 3 August 2014).

Note that this is not a living space. The studio will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 1–7 p.m. to work on your project.

Guidelines

Send a one-page proposal of your project along with a list of the participating artists and their brief bio, including links to websites, to

Dates to keep in mind:

  • 14 May: submission deadline by 5 p.m. EDT
  • 19 May: notification
  • 4 June: start of residency
  • 3 August: end of residency

This program is a collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and No Longer Empty (NLE).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • May I use appliances in the apartments (fridge, stoves, etc.)?
    No.
  • May I display works in the public hallways?
    No.
  • Do I have to clean the public hallways?
    No.
  • May I use bathrooms in apartments?
    No. Please use restrooms on second floor only.
  • Will the apartments have functioning water?
    Yes.
  • May I paint the walls in the apartment?
    No.
  • Will there be Wi-Fi in the apartments?
    Likely, but we cannot guarantee that at this time.
  • May I add additional programming during the exhibition’s duration?
    Depends. Must submit request to NLE for approval.
  • May I host programs past 7 p.m.?
    Depends. Must submit request to NLE for approval.
  • I don’t have insurance for my art. May I use NLE insurance?
    Possibly. Please submit a request to NLE for consideration.
  • Does NLE have any equipment available for use?
    Possible, but only on a limited basis for programming—not full time. Please contact NLE with request.
  • Will the room have AC?
    There is air conditioning. No window units can be added.
  • Will the apartment be clean before we install?
    Yes. Apartments must be left in a similar manner at end of exhibition—any nail holes filled, sanded and paint touched up. There will be a sign-off at end of exhibition.
  • Will the building have security?
    Yes.
  • Is the property electrically wired to handle a portable air conditioner?
    Yes.
  • Will I be given a key to access the apartment?
    Yes. You are responsible for opening and closing the apartment each day.
  • What is the capacity for the apartments according to each bedroom size?
    TBD.
  • Will the apartments be furnished or raw?
    Raw.
  • Is there a first aid kit onsite?
    At front desk only—not in each apartment.
  • Does No Longer Empty need to review my promotional materials for our collaboration before distribution (print and digital)?
    Yes, please. We need to ensure you include the correct facts, NLE logo and boilerplate.
  • What is the maximum capacity of the non-profit space?
    150.
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