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Open Call – Haven Plaza public art – $7000 award

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Columbia Medical Center Nursery School in partnership with NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) invites artists to submit proposals that creatively address ways to cover 26 bollards (cement blocks 57”L x 30”H x 22”W) and the immediate walkways located at two entrances of Haven Plaza. See attached photos and maps. The design must take into consideration the proximity to the Nursery School as well as reflect the diversity of the uptown community.

One artist or team will be selected. Proposals should include a detailed budget that covers artist fees and materials. Total award will be $7,000 for the selected proposal. Artwork must be completed by September 26, 2019.

NYC based artists are eligible to apply.
Northern Manhattan artists strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

TIMELINE

  • Deadline: September 8, 2019, midnight.
  • Notification: week of September 9, 2019.
  • Install: weeks of September 16 and 23 and fully completed by Thursday, September 26, 2019.
  • Official unveiling: September 28, 2019 Noon until 5:30pm, as part of the annual Health Fair.

FREE ONLINE APPLICATION

LMCC – UMEZ ARTS ENGAGEMENT info session


With support from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – LMCC’s UMEZ Arts Engagement program provides technical support to applicants and awards of up to $10,000 to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan.

Monday, August 5, 6:30PM
Dominican Commission of Culture
541 West 145th St
Hosted in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura.
Esta sesión será en inglés y español consecutivos.
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Fundraising Fundamentals with LMCC

The LMCC 2019 Fundraising Fundamental series is hosted in Partnership with Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)

The LMCC 2019 Fundraising Fundamental series is hosted in Partnership with Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)
Workshops are free, but space is limited and registration is required for each workshop on a first-come, first-served basis.

Budgeting 101
Thursday, August 1, 6:00PM Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
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Grantwriting Basics for Artists
Thursday, August 15, 6:00PM at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
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Work Samples Do’s and Don’ts
Thursday, August 29, 6:00PM at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
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NoMAA Inwood Banners 2019

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will showcase two of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest finalists as part of NoMAA’s Inwood banner program. The two local artists are Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Perez.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will showcase two of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest finalists as part of NoMAA’s Inwood banner program. The two local artists are Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Perez.

Thanks to funding from Small Business Services/N360 Grant and the Washington Heights Business Improvement District, NoMAA is again (first time was in 2016) showcasing work by uptown artists with banners placed throughout Inwood.

Learn more about the Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Martinez here:

Emely Francesca Perez
Emely Francesca Perez
I was raised in Mexico City. I moved to the US when I was 15. Being the daughter of Mexican and Korean parents I have always been exposed to various cultures. My work focuses on the shared characteristics of different cultures, my childhood, and my life in New York. Living in Washington Heights I have explored the community and found inspiration for my artwork. I hope the banners encourage people to see more of their neighborhood and engage with the art community here.

Sirin Thada
Sirin Thada
Northern Manhattan is officially “home” for me and my husband, and we’ve been here for a total of almost a decade. We love Inwood for many reasons, which I wanted to celebrate in the artwork: spectacular birding, the last old growth forest in Manhattan, and most importantly, todos mis vecinos who brighten my day and are the heart of this neighborhood. I chose an old-fashioned woodblock style as a nod to the past, as this neighborhood has so much history to discover. From the ice age-era glacial potholes, to the Lenape rock caves, Inwood marble outcroppings, and a few traces left of what were once gilded-era mansions — I am very grateful to be a part of this vibrant community, y les agradezco mucho!

 

PIX 11 at the Stroll Opening 5-28-19

‘In the Heights’ movie to be filmed on location in Washington Heights

PIX 11 – WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – The neighborhood’s favorite son, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was at United Palace Theater Tuesday night.

Miranda may be known for being creator and star of the Broadway megahit “Hamilton,” but in just a week he’s going back to his roots and turning his first musical “In the Heights” into a full-length feature film.

Miranda was at the Theater to accept an award on behalf of Warner Brothers for filming “In the Heights” in Washington Heights.
Read the full article HERE

WABC at the Stroll Opening 5-28-19

Lin-Manuel Miranda looking for local extras for ‘In the Heights’ movie

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting ready to make a movie based on his first hit musical, ‘In the Heights’ – and it turns out, you could be in it.

Miranda was in Washington Heights on Tuesday night to accept an award on behalf of Warner Brothers Pictures for the studio’s commitment to film on location in Upper Manhattan.

The filmmakers are looking for local residents of all ages to appear as extras.

Tuesday’s event also celebrated the opening of the 17th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll.
abc7ny.com