Creative Engagement Through Art

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30 – 8:30pm
Inwood Center – 5030 Broadway (@214 St) 6th floor Conference Room
RSVP REQUIRED
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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 and communal ways that build stronger, functional and connected communities.

The recent UMEZ/LMCC grant opportunity related to this as do grant opportunities with the city and other funders. The workshop will largely focus on creative engagement strategies that serve you, your art, your organization and the creative and citizen community at large. Local uptown arts examples will be shared. Results of creative engagement include larger audiences; more donations and purchases; more committed supporters and funders; and energized citizens who sustain the ripple effect of involvement and fully understand the importance of local arts/artists.

NoMAA: Sherman Shriek!

New York Restoration Project, hosts Fall Fest at Sherman Shriek! Park. October 31, 2:30 – 5PM

New York Restoration Project, hosts Fall Fest at Sherman Shriek! Park
This years’ activities include pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, booths and stands from local organizations, and FREE cider and candy! Costumes are welcomed.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) presents a FREE Printmaking workshop
facilitated by local artists Leslie Jimenez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez.
Sherman Creek Park, Intersection of Dyckman St. and 10th Ave., New York, NY, 10034.
October 31, 2:30 – 5PM

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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.

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.


Led Black’s Social Media 101

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 6–8pm | RSVP »
CLOTH Technology Center, 2113 B Amsterdam Ave (at W 165th St), New York, NY 10032

Social media has changed, literally, everything. It has toppled governments, upended regimes and cast much-needed light on atrocities across the globe. Events that take place halfway around the world are beamed almost immediately to our computer screens and smartphones with a speed that borders on the magical. Led Black’s Social Media 101course will focus on Twitter and Instagram and will empower artists to expand, engage and cultivate their audience. Led Black’s beginner social media class distills his almost decade-long knowledge of social media to simplify the sometimes-mystifying social media landscape. The class will provide tips, tools and insights for artists to connect meaningfully with their followers.


Photoshop and Digital Work Flow with Alexis Ruiseco (bilingual)

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 6–8pm | RSVP »
CUNY in the Heights, 5030 Broadway (b/w W 213th and W 214th streets), New York, NY 10034

En Foco, in partnership with NoMAA, is pleased to present a bilingual workshop for emerging and established photographers in digital editing and production. We will be discussing the process and advantages of using layer masks for enhancing images. Topics covered will include dodging and burning, color correction, and organization to create productive workflow using Bridge, Photoshop, and Lightroom. This workshop is essential for emerging photographers who want to learn new techniques and for established photographers who want to brush up on their knowledge.


Explore Your Photographic Voice: Portfolio Review with Fabiola Jean-Louis and Tone Taghon

Tuesdays, 13 and 27 June 2017, 6–8pm | RSVP »
CLOTH Technology Center, 2113 B Amsterdam Ave (at W 165th St), New York, NY 10032

A picture is worth a thousand words: what will yours be? Join us in this two-day artist workshop conducted by renowned artist Fabiola Jean-Louis, and Tone Taghon, owner of Uptown Printing Studio and Color Expert. The workshop is ideal for all artists, from beginner to advanced, who want to grow, express and explore new ways to see their art.


What’s Your Story? Numbers Never Lie: Grantwriting with Jana La Sorte

Tuesday, 14 June 2017, 6–8:30pm | RSVP »
5030 Broadway (b/w W 213th and W 214th streets), 6th Fl conference room, New York, NY 10034

Ambassadora, in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), is pleased to present “What’s Your Story? Numbers Never Lie,” a grantwriting workshop for emerging artists and nonprofits that focuses on the critical budget narrative. Once you have the story narrative of who you are and what you’re asking for and why, it’s vital that you create a clear budget narrative that matches and supports your compelling story narrative. We will discuss finding grants, the components of grants, crafting grant applications with the majority of our time spent on crafting the budget. This workshop will be friendly to even those who are afraid of budgets!


The Art of Speaking in Public with Armando “Mando” Batista (bilingual)

Monday, 26 June 2017, 6–9pm | RSVP »
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, 530 W 166th St (at St Nicholas Ave), New York, NY 10032

This is a bilingual workshop for those who are interested in developing their social skills. You will participate in exercises, practices, and scenarios that will help you become a confident speaker. This is not a conventional public speaking class. You will not learn about formal and informal speeches, elocution, persuasion or diction.

NoMAA NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program

NoMAA presents the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Application deadline: 29 March 2017.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State and Local Partnerships program, is pleased to announce the second year of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State conducted over a three-year period.

NoMAA presents the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts.

Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook, “The Profitable Artist” (Allworth Press, 2011).

The Boot Camp’s structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” that provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals.

There is no charge to participate in the Artist as Entrepreneur Program. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected by a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages are encouraged to apply.

All programs are offered free-of-charge to participants.

Apply here »

Deadline: 29 March 2017

Location: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

Program dates: 28–30 April 2017

Meet & greet: Friday, 28 April, 6–8pm

Workshop sessions:

  • Saturday, 29 April, 10am–4pm
  • Sunday, 30 April, 10am–4pm

Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, please check your calendar before applying

Eligibility:

  • Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages
  • Artists living and working in New York City**

Guidelines
For the application we ask you provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program.
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

*First-time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal.
**Priority will be given to artists in the North Manhattan area; however, the program is open to artists throughout New York City.

Notification: On or before 7 April 2017

On selection into the program, artists will be asked to pay a $25 program deposit, which will be automatically refunded if artists attend all sessions. If a family or medical emergency prevents attendance, this would be considered an exception to the rule.

Questions: [ click to reveal email ]

This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State and Local Partnerships, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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.

Women in the Heights 2017, postcard (front)

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 present the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Dr (at 135th St), New York, NY 10031

Dates: 10–30 March 2017
Gallery hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; free and open to the public

Opening reception: Friday 10 March 2017, 6–9pm

Artists talk: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 6–8pm

Participating artists: Beatriz Albuquerque, Karen Berman, Susan Bresler, Amara Clark, Rose Deler, Diane Drescher, Sharese Ann Frederick, Julann Gebbie, Xóchitl Gil-Higuchi, Michelle Orsi Gordon, Wilhelmina Grant, Dianne Hebbert, Maggie Hernandez, Fernanda Hubeaut, Anna Lambert, Lilia Levin, RoughAcres/RL McKee, Alexandra Momin, Nancy Palubniak, Lysander Puccio, Leticia Quezada, Nancy Rakoczy, Diana Schmertz, Adrienne Stamler, Renata Stein, Rachel Sydlowski, Yasuyo Tanaka and Yona Verwer/Katarzyna Kozera.

Artists talk and workshop

On Wednesday 22 March 2017, 6–8pm, join the artists of “Women in the Heights – Disruption” as they share their processes and visions, followed by the workshop titled “Facing today’s challenges as artists and citizens.” This workshop is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

The artists talk/workshop is FREE and open to the public. RSVP ►

Women in the Heights 2017, postcard

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.

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017, 6–8pm

Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave (at 155th St), New York, NY 10032

Free admission/Entrada gratuitaRSVP »

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.

Comparte con nosotros una noche con Annette A Aguila y StringBeans, mientras exploran los ricos y variados ritmos de jazz del Caribe, America Latina, y los Estados Unidos. Disfruta de un taller musical a las 6:00pm, y forma parte del espectaculo final. Todos los niveles son bienvenidos.

Presented by the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in partnership with NoMAA.

About Nights at Sugar Hill
Nights at Sugar Hill is a new public program series dedicated to highlighting the history and legacy of the Sugar Hill neighborhood and Northern Manhattan. Held every third Thursday evening of the month, and open to the general public, Nights at Sugar Hill features artist’s talks, performances, and conversations with leading Sugar Hill historians.

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.

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. FREE!

RSVP here

Date: Thursday 16 February 2017, 6–8pm EST.

Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032.

Hosted by the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in partnership with NoMAA.

NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops 2016

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to offer the following Technical Assistance Workshops during the Uptown Arts Stroll 2016.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to offer the following Technical Assistance Workshops during the Uptown Arts Stroll 2016.

E-mail for more details on all the workshops.


Essentials of Grant Writing

This two-hour workshop led by grant writing specialist Melissa Sandor is a rapid-fire writing session. Participants will learn how to craft a project description that can be used to develop full grant proposals and project narratives. A brief overview of proposal basics will also be covered. Handouts will be supplied for further reading.

Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016, 6–8pm
Location: YM/YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, 54 Nagle Ave (b/w Broadway and Ellwood St), New York, NY 10040 (ADA-compliant)

Free! Space is limited. RSVP:


Activist Love Letters – Immigration and Heroes from Home!

An emphatic thank you for those who stand strong for their beliefs. This two-hour session explores the waves of immigration of different ethnic communities, from the era of the Dyckman family to families of the present day. We will learn about everyday people at the forefront of championing change, promoting tolerance and humanizing the immigration journey. In partnership with Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, “Activist Love Letters” offers a forum for everyday people to see themselves as movement builders learning to intersect with art, culture and history through letter writing and dialogue. Led by Monica O. Montgomery, Strategic Director, Museum Hue.

Date: Thursday 9 June 2016, 6–8pm
Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, 4881 Broadway (at W 204th St), New York, NY 10034

Free! RSVP:


Tango for You 2

More than 100 years since its inception in the Rio de la Plata (River Plate), tango has a rich history with different eras and influences. Learn how it has become an international craze. Learn about its health benefits, too. Screening of the film “Tango” (1933, in Spanish with English subtitles) followed by an interactive lecture led by Polly Ferman, renowned pianist and cultural entrepreneur.

Date: Monday 13 June 2016, 6–8pm
Location: Isabella Geriatric Center, Larson Library, 515 Audubon (at W 190th St), New York, NY 10040 (ADA-compliant)

Free! Space is limited. RSVP: . More info: (212) 342-9539.


Photographs to Final Prints

A two-part workshop on the process of saving digital and instant film photographs, choosing the right media, Photoshop color settings and tools, and preparation of images for print. The workshop will also cover important factors that build a healthy relationship between an artist and printer when it comes to collaborating. This workshop is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists/photographers. Led by fine art printer Tone Taghon and art photographer Fabiola Jean-Louis.

Date: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2016, 6–8pm each day
Location: CLOTH Technology Center, 2113B Amsterdam Ave (at W 165th St), New York, NY 10032 (ADA-compliant)

Free! Space is limited. RSVP:


Best Practices in Marketing and Promotion

Join the artists of Uptown Arts Review as they share their processes and visions, followed by the workshop “Best practices in marketing and promotion,” where curator Andrea Arroyo will share the best art marketing tools, including online and hard-copy portfolios and other promotional materials. This workshop is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

Date: Monday 20 June 2016, 6–8pm
Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (at W 135th St), New York, NY 10031 (ADA-compliant)

Free! Space is limited. RSVP:


Doctor’s Hours en Español

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Sugar Hill Museum of Children’s Art & Storytelling and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, is pleased to announce Doctor’s Hours in Spanish, free one-on-one consultations, developed to serve Spanish-speaking artists of all disciplines.

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016, 6–9pm
Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave (at W 155th St), New York, NY 10032 (ADA-compliant)

Free! Space is limited. RSVP: