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)
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.
Women in the Heights – Creating for Change-In celebration of Women's History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling presents "Women in the Heights - Creating for Change"
OPEN CALL – Women in the Heights: Creating for Change-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for "Women in the Heights: Creating for Change", an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.
On BronxNet OPEN: Puerto Rico- A Hope in the Dark-On Open Friday, host Daren Jaime sits down with Joanna Castro, Executive Director Of Nomaa (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) and Charlie Vazquez, Arts & Culture Consultant, to talk about 'Puerto Rico: Hope In The Dark,' a documentary that depicts the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Persuasive Visions-The 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)'s public art initiative.
Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist
Sunday November 4, 1:30 pm Artist Talk with: Nick Kozak and Gina Goico
Northern End of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)
Creative Engagement Through Art-Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30 – 8:30pm Inwood Center – 5030 Broadway (@214 St) 6th floor Conference Room RSVP REQUIRED www.nomaanyc.eventbrite.com A Placemaking workshop with Ambassadora’s Jana La Sorte Get an overview of the growing field and trend of creative placemaking, which connects to the desire of artists and communities to embrace art-making in hands-on … Continue reading "Creative Engagement Through Art"
Arts, Community and Equity-ARTS, COMMUNITY AND EQUITY
Professional development & networking for the creative and civic minded
NoMAA’s Technical Assistance Institute 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018 9am - 3pm at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
NoMAA Exhibit: Neighborhood Anthems-NoMAA Exhibit: Neighborhood Anthems
Featured Artists: Andrea Kornbluth, Arlene Schulman, Joana Toro, Paul Deo
Guest Curator: Henone Girma (Art in Flux)
OPENING & ARTIST TALK: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 6-8pm
ON VIEW UNTIL: January 7, 2019
NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway @220 St NYC
Collective States-NoMAA invites the community to move together in a dance improvisation interacting with the natural environment. Come gather with your neighbors in a meditative exploration of the environment. Playfully connect to each other through movement and a final musical dance jam.
OPEN CALL – Neighborhood Anthems-OPEN CALL for uptown artists working or residing in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights or Inwood to pay homage to that place that made them who they are. Guest curated by Henone Girma (Art in Flux) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 Artist Stipend $400
Call for “Persuasive Visions”-"Persuasive Visions" is the 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)'s public art initiative.
Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist.
Made possible with support from SBS/N360 Grant, ConEdison and NYC Parks and Recreation.
$1300 artist fee will be awarded to 2 selected submissions for a site specific installation in Inwood Hill Park on the theme of "Persuasive Visions". NYC based artists are eligible to apply. Northern Manhattan artists strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Deadline: Aug 24
Uptown Arts Stroll in Patch.com-Uptown Arts Stroll To Showcase Local Artists for the 16th year
This year's month-long arts festival will kick off May 30 with a celebration at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling.
2018 Uptown Art Stroll Honorees-For 16 years, outstanding people and organizations have been honored during the Uptown Arts Stroll. In 2018 the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to recognize the talents and contributions of Kim Hamilton, Director of Hamilton Landmark Galleries; Victor LaValle, award-winning author; Rosa Naparstek, artist and Director of Artists Unite; Coogan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Washington Heights, and Indian Road Café in Inwood.
In the New York Times…..-….. ‘The annual Uptown Arts Stroll, scheduled this year for the month of June, takes in the area from West 135th to West 220th Streets and includes art exhibitions, performances, concerts and literary readings. “It’s very much a thriving community event,” said Joanna Castro, the executive director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, which organizes … Continue reading "In the New York Times….."
Serving Healthful Art-Serving Healthful Art at NY Presbyterian - The Allen Hospital. Guest curated by Henone Girma. Featuring the work of Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Ansel Oommen, Stephanie Lindquist and Alexis Agliano Sanborn. On view until June 30, 2018.
2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest-2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR WEST HARLEM, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS & INWOOD ARTISTS, $1,000 honorarium Grand Prize, Deadline February 20, 2018
Technical Assistance Institute Fall 2017-NoMAA is proud to showcase and celebrate innovative, community-led arts initiatives that are working to expand arts and culture capacity and equity through cross-sector collaboration and inclusive community engagement.
Exhibition: The New Bench 2017-Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s annual public art projects series in Upper Manhattan in collaboration with Leanne Stella, founder of Art In FLUX, and NYC Parks, presents The New Bench. Artists were asked to examine the bench as a social construct, challenging ideas around parks and communal places and how communities co-exist within these spaces. On view until February 2018 at the Northern end of Inwood Hill Park.
NoMAA: Sherman Shriek!-New York Restoration Project, hosts Fall Fest at Sherman Shriek! Park. October 31, 2:30 - 5PM
NoMAA exhibition: The Art of Healing-Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork Presbyterian - The Allen Hospital, presents The Art of Healing. Artists: Francisco Donoso, Trisha Gupta, Jeanne Jalandoni and Diana Schmertz. Curator: Gabriel de Guzman. Location: NewYork Presbyterian - The Allen Hospital, 5141 Broadway, at 220 Street, Main Administrative Corridor, New York, NY 10034. Dates: 24 October, 2017 through 8 January, 2018
NoMAA exhibition: Abre Caminos / Opening Paths-NoMAA, in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, presents “Abre Caminos / Opening Paths,” a group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Opening reception: 6 October 2017. Closing reception, artist talk, and workshop: 27 October.
Call for artists: Abre Caminos/Opening Paths-Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from uptown artists for the upcoming exhibition, “Abre Caminos/Opening Paths.” Submission deadline: 24 September 2017.
Call for artists: The Art of Healing-NoMAA, in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. This exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or abstractly. Submission deadline: 26 September 2017.
Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct-The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park bench; challenge how the bench encourages or discourages conversation and interaction; attempt to re-invent the bench to be more inclusive in respect to age, size, and abilities; investigate the very definition(s) of “bench” and how that plays a role in our perception and positioning of the bench within various cultures; and/or explore how a bench affects access or cross-generational exchanges. Submission deadline: 25 July 2017.
Technical Assistance Workshops, May–June 2017-Are you participating in this year’s Uptown Arts Stroll? Looking to fine tune your marketing skills online and in person for the Stroll or another program? NoMAA is offering a set of free workshops in May and June. Space is limited. Must RSVP.
Alexis Agliano Sanborn wins the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest-Alexis Agliano Sanborn of Washington Heights was the judges’ choice out of 40 entries as the winner of the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Ms. Sanborn’s artwork showcased the elements of Northern Manhattan’s diversity, inclusiveness and dynamic cultural arts scene. She will receive a $1,000 honorarium and exclusive graphic representation on Uptown Arts Stroll publications.
NoMAA exhibition: Women in the Heights – Disruption-In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA presents the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Dates: 10–30 March 2017. Opening reception: Friday 10 March. Artists talk and workshop: Wednesday 22 March.
Music – Nights at Sugar Hill: Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans-Join us for an evening with Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans as they explore the rich and varied rhythms of jazz across the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. Enjoy a musical workshop at 6:00pm, and form a part of the final performance! All levels are welcome.
Nights at Sugar Hill: Amor y Tango-Celebrate love, friendship, and community with the extraordinary dance duo Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman. The evening will include a special performance followed by a dance class on the basics of the Argentine dance of tango. Thursday 16 February 2017, 6–8pm.
Inwood Parks grant information session-The Partnerships for Parks Inwood Parks Grant Program provides grants of $500–$15,000 to community groups and nonprofit organizations for small NYC Parks–approved physical improvements, events and programming in Inwood Hill, Muscota Marsh, and Isham Parks. Join us for an information session on Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 7:30–8:30pm, to learn more about eligibility requirements, past project ideas, and ways you can apply for a grant.
NoMAA exhibition: Utopia-NoMAA, in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents “Utopia,” an exhibition of artworks that use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Dates: 28 February – 3 May 2017. Opening: 28 February 2017.
Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition-NoMAA, in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Utopia.” Artists are invited to present artworks that use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017.
Call for artists: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest-Planning is underway for the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll in Washington Heights–Inwood and West Harlem, and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is proud to announce a call for submissions for the annual poster contest. The 2017 honorarium is $1,000 to the winning artist. Deadline for submissions: 24 February 2017.
Learn about NYFA’s Arts Business Incubator (ABI) Program-Applications for NYFA’s Arts Business Incubator (ABI) Program are now open. NYFA will be conducting several information sessions throughout NYC to give additional information on the program and upcoming opportunities. NYFA would like to invite you to attend to learn more about the ABI program in general, and the application process specifically, and to ask any questions you have.
NoMAA exhibition: Portraits of Community – People, Places-This exhibition showcases work by four Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. The concept of “portrait” is defined broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. The artists are: Elizabeth Currier, Alexis Duque, Leslie Jiménez and Tony Serio. Dates: 19 September – 19 December 2016. Opening: 19 September.
Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places-NoMAA, in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. Deadline for submissions: 9 September.
Call for artists: Whimsical Winter Wonder…-This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video, photography. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.
Exhibition: Evolving Terrain 2016-Evolving Terrain brings together four artists’ work, placed throughout Fort Tryon Park. Their work addresses the natural landscape within an ever-changing city, and hopes to create a dialogue between communities, artists and nature, and the ways in which the natural realm supports the built environment. Artworks will be on view until December 2016.
Uptown Arts Stroll 2016 survey-If you participated in the 2016 annual Uptown Arts Stroll, please take a few minutes to complete this survey and submit by 7 August 2016. Your opinion is important to us, and it will help us organize a better Stroll in 2017.
Call for artists: Sculpture at Fort Tryon Park 2016 – Evolving Terrain-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks present “Sculpture at Fort Tryon Park,” a series of temporary art installations on display July–November 2016. The project aims to create opportunities for artists from Northern Manhattan and beyond to engage with their varied neighborhood landscapes and communities.
Call for artists: GoUptown.NYC banner artwork-GoUptown.NYC will install light pole banners throughout Northern Manhattan. These banners will be up for six months, from June through November 2016. Washington Heights BID is asking local artists to submit creative artwork for the banners with the theme of “the Best of Uptown Manhattan.” Submission deadline (extended): 24 April 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Call for artists: Uptown Arts Review 2016-As part of the Uptown Arts Stroll 2016, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Uptown Arts Review 2016, an exhibition featuring work by artists of Northern Manhattan. Deadline for submissions (extended): Sunday 24 April 2016.
Women Artists Salon – Ask a Professional-Please join the artists of “Women in the Heights – Transitions” as they share their processes and visions, followed by “Ask a Professional” where curator Andrea Arroyo will address questions on career development, professional practices and available artists’ opportunities. Date: 23 March 2016.
NoMAA exhibition: Women in the Heights – Transitions-In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA, in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, presents the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Transitions,” featuring the work of thirty women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Dates: 4–29 March 2016. Opening reception: 4 March 2016.
Call for women artists: Women in the Heights – Transitions-In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2016, NoMAA invites artists to submit their work for “Women in the Heights: Transitions,” an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of Northern Manhattan. Deadline for submissions: Friday 29 January 2016.
NoMAA Gallery: Borderlines-Nine senior immigrant women artists from Washington Heights share their stories, memories, fantasies and longings in drawings, paintings, collages and prints created recently at the neighborhood’s Riverstone Senior Center under the guidance of NoMAA grantee Eva Nikolova. Opening reception: Thursday 17 December 2015, 6–8 p.m.
NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute, 7 November 2015-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites artists and arts organizations to the NoMAA Annual Technical Assistance Institute—a one-day conference designed to examine common issues and to share information and ideas on how to create and sustain a career as an artist, and how to develop and run a successful arts organization.
Select the official 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll poster!-NoMAA invites the community to vote for the official 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll poster at an Artists Salon on Monday 16 March 2015, 6:30–8:30 p.m., at 809 Restaurant, 112 Dyckman Street, between Post Avenue and Nagle Avenue.
Call for women artists: Women in the Heights – The Human Essence-In celebration of Women’s History Month (March) 2015, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Women in the Heights – The Human Essence, an exhibition featuring works by women artists of Northern Manhattan, tackling issues affecting humanity. Deadline for submissions: EXTENDED until Tuesday 10 February, 5 p.m. EST.
NoMAA Gallery: Selfless Selfies-NoMAA is pleased to invite you to Selfless Selfies, a black & white exhibit by uptown photographers, narrating stories about our communities. Dates: 16 October – 19 November 2014. Opening reception: 16 October. Artist talk: 28 October.
Theater: La Caída de Rafael Trujillo-NoMAA is pleased to invite you to “La Caída de Rafael Trujillo” by Carmen Rivera, a play about the events that led to the implosion of a ruthless dictatorship. Date: 22 October 2014.
Call for photographers: Selfless Selfies-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) welcomes submissions for the upcoming NoMAA Gallery exhibition titled “Selfless Selfies.” The exhibit seeks to present black-and-white images by uptown photographers that narrate stories from our uptown communities, from the quotidian to the extraordinary.
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.
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.
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.
Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 call for artists-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the 11th annual Uptown Arts Stroll in Washington Heights–Inwood, from West 155th to 220th Street in June. The stroll showcases the painters, photographers, writers, musicians, sculptors, actors, dancers and filmmakers in Northern Manhattan.
Calling uptown artists! The Ephemeral Arts Project-Display your work in one of NYC’s public parks! The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for The Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2014. Submission deadline: 23 April 2014.
100 años de La Doña: A Tribute to María Félix-To celebrate the l00th anniversary of the birth of Mexican actress María Félix, a muse for poets, musicians and painters, our three organizations will present two of her short films, a panel discussion and reception, as well as six of her films.
Gana Galindo-Felipe "Feggo" Galindo won the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 poster contest. “It’s a great pride to share it with everybody,” said artist.
Keen craft and care: Women’s show celebrated at NoMAA-“Women in the Heights – Reflections on Creating” is the fifth annual show devoted solely to female artists. It is arguably NoMAA’s most ambitious offering to date. The show features the work of 25 female artists from a larger swath of Northern Manhattan.
Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 Poster Voting Party-NoMAA is pleased to invite you to attend the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 poster contest selection. The community will vote to select the winning design. Date: 10 March 2014, 6–8 p.m. EDT.
Exhibition: TokoNoMAA – Stories of Home in the Heights 2014-TokoNoMAA: Stories of Home in the Heights is a NoMAA–MoMA multidisciplinary project that features an installation based on the concept of the "tokonoma," the focal pooint in the Japanese home, where a simple but beautiful object or scroll is placed for contemplation. Dates: 8 March – 30 April 2014. Opening reception: 8 March 2014, 12–1 p.m. EST.
Opportunity: Barrier Beautification Program, Spring 2014-The NYC DOT Art Program invites emerging and established artists and graphic designers to submit proposals for the spring 2014 Barrier Beautification open call to beautify barrier sites in all five boroughs with colorful murals. Postmark deadline: Friday 7 March 2014.
Opportunity: Assistant for the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company-Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, a vibrant and respected Washington-Heights-based performing and teaching company, is looking to meet a highly motivated individual with a range of skills to assist the Director and the Company in preparation for our upcoming spring season.
NoMAA Gallery: Women in the Heights – Reflections on Creating-In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA presents Women in the Heights – Reflections on Creating, an exhibition displaying works by 25 women artists residing in Washington Heights, Inwood, El Barrio and Harlem. Dates: 5 March – 9 April 2014. Opening reception: 5 March. Artist talk: 19 March.
Kindergarten Admissions Process Starts Today!-Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions! If you live in New York City and your child is turning five years old in 2014, your child is eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2014. Application deadline: 14 February 2014.
Call for Artists: Women in the Heights – Reflections on Creating-In celebration of Women’s History Month (March), the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Women in the Heights – Reflections on Creating, an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of Northern Manhattan. Deadline for submissions: Friday 31 January 2014, 5 p.m. EST.
Uptown Gift Guide-There are plenty of ways to say “Happy Holidays” and bring a smile to your loved ones while also strengthening the community around us.
Call for applications: Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award 2014-The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award is granted annually to one emerging artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture in a New York City park. The location changes annually and is determined based on the site’s visibility and proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art. Application deadline: 13 January 2014.
Call for submissions: 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest-NoMAA is pleased to announce the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 -- an annual arts festival featuring more than 170 arts and cultural events across Washington Heights and Inwood -- and is calling for submissions of artwork for the poster contest. Deadline: extended to Friday 21 February 2014.
Exhibitions: ‘Latin Roots’ and ‘Spirit of Community’-In honor of the first anniversary of the Community Matters NYC initiative, Community Works NYC, The Interchurch Center, Harlem Arts Alliance and NoMAA are pleased to present two special exhibitions. Dates: 2 December 2013 – 24 January 2014. Opening reception: 5 December.
Exhibition: TokoNoMAA – Stories of Home in the Heights-TokoNoMAA: Stories of Home in the Heights is a NoMAA–MoMA multidisciplinary project that features an installation based on the concept of the “tokonoma,” the focal point of the Japanese home, in which a simple but beautiful object is being placed for contemplation. Dates: 20 November – 20 December 2013. Opening reception: 20 November.
Opportunity: Sugar Hill Apartments Lottery-Broadway Housing Communities is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 98 affordable housing rental apartments under construction at 404-414 West 155th Street in the historic Sugar Hill section of Upper Manhattan. Application deadline: 3 January 2013.
At the Crossroads of Art and Activism-The current show at Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), “Immigrant Too,” features the work of local artists who are all from different countries. This past Thurs., Oct. 31st, a discussion explored the overlap between being both an immigrant and an artist. Led by curator Gabriel de Guzmán, it was a frank and intimate conversation about the struggles and complexities of both.
NoMAA Artists’ Salon/Potluck – I Am New York: Juan Rodríguez-Food and conversation with interactive theatrical reading. “I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez” imagines the story of a free man of mixed-race origin from Hispaniola who, in 1613, became the first "immigrant" of NYC. Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013.
Opportunity: Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship-The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is a one-year artist fellowship that will be awarded to two (2) New York City–based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger (born in 1984 or after) and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Application deadline: 20 November 2013.
Call for Artists: The Past, Present and Future of the Civil Rights Movement-The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a historic event that propelled the Civil Rights Movement. A half-century later, we celebrate that moment but also look forward. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit images of work that reflects the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause. Submission deadline: Friday 22 November 2013
A Literary Festival Means No Effrontery to Brooklyn-It’s not that the literarily inclined of Washington Heights in Manhattan begrudge Brooklyn all the attention being lavished upon its writers, artists, musicians, brownstones, outfits, bars, restaurants, flea markets, renegade craft shows and artisanal mayonnaise shops.
Concert: History of Tango-Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that champions music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango. Date: 21 November 2013.
NoMAA Gallery: Immigrant Too-NoMAA is pleased to announce its next exhibition at the NoMAA Gallery, Immigrant Too, a follow-up to NoMAA’s previous show of 2010, titled Immigrant. Dates: 10 October – 11 November 2013. Opening reception: 10 October. Artist talk: 29 October.
Call for Artists: Spirit of Community – Art & Activism-Community Works, in partnership with the Interchurch Center and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), is pleased to invite artists to participate in Spirit of Community: Art & Activism•Artists of Washington Heights/Inwood, an exhibit that aims to illustrate the timeless role the arts play in shaping, informing and documenting culture. Deadline for submissions: 13 August 2013.
Exhibition: Ephemeral Arts Project 2013-As part of NoMAA’s 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll, NYRP will host installations along the bike path at Sherman Creek Park and within Swindler Cove Park in June 2013.
Call for proposals: Rockaway Barrier Beautification Project-The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation solicits ideas and volunteer support for an initiative to paint the jersey barriers which will be installed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists on Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Streets, in Rockaway. Interested artists are invited to submit design ideas for these painted barriers. Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2013.
Call for artists: Asphalt Art Activation-Interested in painting murals on asphalt? The NYC Department of Transportation is seeking proposals from artists and graphic designers to create a mural to celebrate the launch of bike share. Application deadline: Friday 10 May 2013.
Call to artists: Ephemeral Arts Project-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for the Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2013 in Sherman Creek Park and Swindler's Cove. Proposal submission deadline: 17 May 2013.
NoMAA Gallery: Women in the Heights – Celebrations-In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA presents "Women in the Heights – Celebrations," an exhibition displaying works by 26 women artists residing in Washington Heights and Inwood. Dates: 7 Mar – 18 Apr 2013. Opening Reception: Thu 7 March. Artists Talk: Mon 11 March.
Workshop: Portfolio development-Workshop dates: Wed 10 and 17 April 2013. A two-part interactive workshop for visual artists resulting in a hard-copy portfolio for each participant to present their work.
Workshop: Performers and musicians online-Workshop date: Wed 8 May 2013. Most musicians/artists use Facebook or Twitter to communicate with friends, but using these social media tools for promotion requires a different skill set.
Calls for proposals: FIGMENT 2013-FIGMENT NYC is seeking artists for the 2013 Minigolf Course and Interactive Sculpture Garden, two highly acclaimed summer-long exhibitions that will find a temporary home on Governors Island from the FIGMENT NYC weekend event on 8 June until 22 September 2013.
Request for proposals: Barrier Beautification-DOT, in collaboration with New York Cares, invites individual artists or artist teams to submit proposals to produce murals for concrete barriers that typically separate bicycle lanes from lanes of vehicular traffic.
Call for artists: NoMAA/MoMA multidisciplinary art project-The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with MoMA’s Community Program, would like to invite our artists to participate in the development of an exciting and unique multidisciplinary art project created by you and other fellow artists. The fruits of the project will be exhibited during the Uptown Arts Stroll this summer. Next meeting/workshop: 23 February 2013.
Join the 5th Anniversary Mural project-You are invited to join the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in celebrating five years of cultivating, supporting, and promoting the work of artists and arts organization in Washington Heights and Inwood. Please donate to the 5th Anniversary Fund, and NoMAA will incorporate your name into the 5th Anniversary Mural.
Call for artists: Women in the Heights – Celebrations-In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Women in the Heights – Celebrations, an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of northern Manhattan. Submission deadline: 31 January 2013.
Upper Manhattan Classical Theatre Youth Workshop 2013-The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is now accepting applications for the Upper Manhattan Classical Theatre Youth Workshop 2013, to be held from 15 July to 11 August 2013. Application deadline: 8 February 2013.
Tribeca Film Festival – 2013 Film Fellows class-Each year the Tribeca Film Institute selects twenty of New York’s most talented high school filmmakers to participate in a storytelling academy, culminating in an immersive experience at the Tribeca Film Festival.
$1,000 grants for cultural organizations recovering after Sandy-When downstate New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy many of the state’s cultural organizations sustained major damage: libraries lost collections, historic sites were compromised, and museums were forced to close their doors for extensive clean up. To assist in the recovery efforts for these important community assets, the New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,000.
AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series kicks off 6 December 2012-The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute launches its "AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series," a sequence of African Diaspora-themed parties from December 2012 to February 2013, to build community support for renovation of their building.
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.
NoMAA 5th Anniversary Celebration-You are invited to join the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in celebrating five years of cultivating, supporting, and promoting the work of artists and arts organization in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Workshop – Introduction to Printmaking-In this workshop artists from the Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA (DYPG) will introduce the medium of printmaking through an introduction and demonstration of print techniques.
NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute, 20 October 2012-A one-day conference designed to examine common issues in the arts; to share some of the fundamental steps to creating and sustaining a career as an artist; and to developing and running a successful arts organization.
NoMAA Newsletter – 2 August 2012-Greetings! I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer at the beach, up in the mountains, around our vibrant city, picnicking, exercising, or relaxing in one of the beautiful green spaces and parks of Washington Heights and Inwood.
WHIN Music Project – El Sistema is Coming Uptown!-Inspired by the world renowned El Sistema music program and led by Abreu Fellow David Gracia, WHIN Music Project will offer a 2-week intensive choral and orchestral program for children and youth in the community that will end with a final public performance.
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.
NoMAA Newsletter – 24 May 2012-Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the return of the Uptown Arts Stroll. The Stroll kicks off on Thursday, May 31, 6-8:30pm at the United Palace (Broadway at 175th St.) with a celebration designed to bring the community together in acknowledging its many accomplishments while commemorating the 10th annual Uptown Arts Stroll.
Call for Proposals: CUE Curatorial Project-This program provides one deserving curator the time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the further aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. Deadline: Wed 30 May 2012.
Self: A Creative Competition-"Self: A Creative Competition" is an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art and photography with the goal of uncovering the story of one artist to launch on the world stage. Artists Wanted is looking for all types of creative works in photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, video, installation, design, printmaking, and more — any medium that you use to express yourself as a creative person is welcome.
Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off Celebration – 31 May-We invite you to join us for the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 kick-off celebration, "Celebrating the Arts in Washington Heights & Inwood," on Thursday 31 May 2012, 6–8:30 p.m., at the United Palace Theatre.
Internship: The Laundromat Project-The Laundromat Project (The LP) is a community-based public art non-profit that brings arts programming to laundromats in the Greater New York and Philadelphia areas The LP seeks interns to help support day-to-day operations for their core programs: Create Change and Works in Progress.
Theater: Thespis Theatre Festival-Ultimately, everyone wants their play to be staged in a theater once their run in a festival is over — and it is our intention to help theater-makers realize that dream .We are giving playwrights, directors and cast members the opportunity to leave Thespis Theater Festival with professionally shot visuals to show producers, agents and other theaters, which could help them secure a run in another theatre.
Grants: Arts Writers Grant Program-The Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants ranging from USD 3,000 to 50,000, issued directly to individual authors.
Capacity Building: The Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp-The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s “The Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp” is an intense five-session course that trains 50–60 artists in the fundamental principles of sustainability — and ultimately profitability — in the arts. This includes classes on finance, accounting, law, marketing, and fundraising. The structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, take-home assignments, and one-on-one consultations.
NoMAA Newsletter – 10 May 2012-Greetings, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the return of the Uptown Arts Stroll. The Stroll will be kicked off on May 31, 2012 at the United Palace with a celebration designed to bring the community together in acknowledging its many accomplishments while celebrating the 10th annual Uptown Arts Stroll.
NoMAA Newsletter – 26 April 2012-Greetings, NoMAA and HABANA/HARLEM are pleased to announce a special presentation by Batz’I Band, Sal Tzevul, from Chiapas, Mexico. The event will showcase the unique musical message from Sak Tzevul and a conversation about spirituality and indigenous traditions in contemporary life facilitated by Dowoti Desir, cultural critic, activist and educator.
NoMAA Newsletter – 12 April 2012-Greetings! Save the date for the annual Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off, Thursday 31 May at the United Palace Theatre – stay tuned for details. To participate in this year’s Stroll, visit www.artstroll.com. … read the entire issue »
Seminar: Best Practices for Artists – How to Boost Your Artistic Career-As a working artist, you may be comfortable making art alone in the studio, but if you’re aiming to get your art out into the world, you’ll need a little help. So join us for this seminar, covering well tested practices in the field! From networking to marketing, we’ll help you better approach opportunities in the gallery world and beyond.
Concert: Requiem of Gabriel Fauré-The Cornerstone Chorale will perform the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré, with chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Music Director Richard Stout will conduct. Also on the program will be Fauré’s Tantum Ergo, for women’s chorus, and the Cantique de Jean Racine. 29 April 2012, 3:30–5 p.m. Holyrood Church 715 West 179th Street New York, NY 10033 Cost: … Continue reading "Concert: Requiem of Gabriel Fauré"
Theater: You Love Myself-Welcome to Richard’s world, a world where every moment is a reminder of the past and a portent of the future. Through sarcasm and questionable decisions, he finds himself in the middle of a romantic hurricane of his own creation. As he passes back and forth through the timeline of his various girlfriends, Richard attempts to find if he is truly meant to be with anyone in this romantic comedy set in modern day New York City.
NoMAA Newsletter – 29 March 2012-Greetings, Happy spring! I hope that you are enjoying the nice weather and the amazing arts and cultural activities happening throughout our neighborhood these days. I encourage you to attend, participate, and support all of these events that are transforming our communities uptown into vibrant and innovative art spaces. I would also like to invite … Continue reading "NoMAA Newsletter – 29 March 2012"
Call to Artists: Uptown Arts Stroll 2012-Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 — the most anticipated annual arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood — taking place throughout the month of June.
Call for Artists: Summer Theatre Intensive Program-Pied Piper Theatre is accepting applications for their 2012 summer program. The program is a five-week intensive for adolescents (12–18 years old) who have interest in any aspect of theatre. Application deadline: 16 April 2012, 5 p.m. To get the application, go to www.piedpipertheatre.org or call +1 212 544-2976.
Call for Artists: La Casa Azul Bookstore-La Casa Azul is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for their 2012/2013 exhibition series that will take place within the store. Deadline: 31 March 2012, midnight. For all the details, please visit: www.lacasaazulbookstore.com/call-for-art.html
Exhibition: Passing Glances-Sculptor Peter Bulow offers a glimpse into the soul of subway society with this work of art. On view until 30 June 2012 Stan Michels Promenade Fort Tryon Park New York, NY More information: www.peterbulow.com Tel: +1 917 863-3092
Exhibition: Made in México-Weavings by Elizabeth Starcevic. On view until 10 April 2012 Galley Hours 11 p.m. – 2 a.m., seven days a week Le Chéile 839 West 181st Street New York, NY 10033 Tel: +1 212 740.3111 www.lecheilenyc.com
Performance: Voices-Local teens join People’s Theatre Preject and Seven Stories Institute for the culminating performance of their program. Saturday 31 March 2012, 2–4 p.m. Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032 Free of charge but advance registration needed. RSVP +1 212 923-8008
Walking Tour: Fort Washington–Hudson Heights-A combination of local history and real estate. The Battle of Fort Washington will be one of the many themes discussed during the walk. Sunday 25 March, 12:00 noon Meet at 181th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, northwest corner. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. More information: James Renner, +1 917 533-3252, JR6751[at]aol.com
Readings: Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins-Crisis–Writing in Wartime Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins Saturday 24 March, 7 p.m. Word Up Community Bookshop Broadway at 176th Street Free Stories and Anti-Stories Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins with guitarist Charles Ramsey Tuesday 27 March, 8–10 p.m. Le Chéile 181st Street at Cabrini Boulevard Free More information »
NoMAA Gallery: Women in the Heights – Intersections-In celebration of Women’s History Month (March), the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) presents Women in the Heights – Intersections, an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of northern Manhattan.