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.

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 6–8 p.m.

Location: Rio III Gallery, Sugar Hill Building, 898 St Nicholas Avenue (at 155th Street), 9th floor, New York, NY

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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.

The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Participating artists: Gloria Adams, Coqle Aragrev, Eileen Burgess, Amara Clark, Karin Dando Haenisch, Montserrat Daubon, Tiffany Dugan, Risa Ehrlich, Mira Gandy, Julann Gebbie, Vanessa Germosen, Xóchitl Cristina Gil-Higuchi, Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Cynthia Hartling, Carla Hernandez, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Andrea Kornbluth, Amaryllis León, Hye Ryung Na, Rosa Naparstek, Eva Nikolova, Nancy Palubniak, Stina Petersen, Imani Razat, Sarah Rowe, Susan Stair, Yasuyo Tanaka, Ching Wen Tsai, Minerva Urrutia, Aislinn Weidele.

Workshop: 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 …

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:

  • why debut writers are more valuable than published authors;
  • what agents and editors are looking for more than ever; and
  • the one trait that will ensure publication (hint: it’s not about the writing).

Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 6–7 p.m.

Location: X Caffe, 3952 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Register: Limited space available. RSVP strongly encouraged to 

Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book, How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, publishes the award-winning e-zine, Latinidad, and is an editorial consultant who helps writers get published by editing their work and educating them on the business side of publishing. A co-founder of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference, she has acted as a judge for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and was formerly an editor with Simon & Schuster. For more information, visit her website.

“Marcela Landres presented her workshop with great energy and an engaging attitude. She didn’t sugarcoat the daunting odds aspiring authors face, but her facts and solid advice inspired me to meet those challenges head on. In my opinion, she offered the most quotable words of the entire conference: ‘Today is not too soon or too late. Today is a great day to make new choices to achieve better outcomes.’” —Cindy Dwyer

NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops – Uptown Arts Stroll 2014Talleres de Asistencia Técnica de NoMAA – Paseo de las Artes 2014

The following NoMAA Technical Assistance Workshops are being offered during the Uptown Arts Stroll 2014.NoMAA está ofreciendo los siguientes talleres durante el Paseo de las Artes 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.NoMAA está ofreciendo los siguientes talleres durante el Paseo de las Artes 2014.


Fotografía de viaje

Este taller enseña los fundamentos de la fotografía de viajes en un parque visitado por turistas de todo el mundo. Aprenda consejos y trucos, ajustes a la cámara y el flash, composición e iluminación, usando como tu destino de viaje el Parque Ft. Tryon. Trae tu cámara y flash. Dirigido por el fotógrafo del Alto Manhattan Michael Palma. En colaboración con Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Fecha: lunes 2 de junio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: Parque Fort Tryon. Entre al parque por Margaret Corbin Circle y nos encontraremos en el jardín de Heather/Stan Michels Promenade.

Gratis. Espacio limitado. Se recomienda que reserve su espacio por correo electrónico:


Artistas @ el trabajo

Este taller abordará las prácticas profesionales esenciales para los artistas en todas las disciplinas. Los temas a tratar incluyen el desarrollo de la carrera, branding, marketing y una visión general de las oportunidades para artistas. Habrá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas para tratar casos individuales. Este taller es adecuado para artistas emergentes y con cierta trayectoria en todas las disciplinas. Dirigido por la artista Andrea Arroyo.

Fecha: lunes 9 de junio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: Community League of the Heights Technology Center (CLOTH), Avenida Amsterdam, no. 2113, con Calle 165 oeste.

Gratis para miembros de NoMAA y $10 para no-miembros. Envíe un mensaje a para inscribirse.


Apoyo para los artistas: Recursos y servicios en línea

Este taller abordará las estrategias para el sostenimiento de tu práctica artística, e información sobre los servicios y programas gratuitos y de bajo costo que ofrece NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts), así como otros recursos para la búsqueda de becas, residencias, servicios y oportunidades disponibles para los artistas en Nueva York y en todo el país. Dirigido por Toccarra A. Holmes Thomas, NYFA SOURCE.

Fecha: miércoles 11 de junio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: Word-Up Community Bookshop, Avenida Amsterdam, no. 2113, con Calle 165 oeste.

Espacio limitado. Se recomienda hacer reservación:


Prepare sus propias imágenes digitales

En este taller, los participantes aprenderán cómo preparar imágenes digitales de calidad, necesarias para solicitar becas, sitios web, etc. Dirigido por el diseñador y editor grafico Antoon Taghon.

Fecha: lunes 16 de junio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: Community League of the Heights Technology Center, Avenida Amsterdam, no. 2113, con Calle 165 oeste.

Gratis para miembros de NoMAA y $10 para no-miembros. Envíe un mensaje a para inscribirse.


Oratoria pública

¿Te pones nerviosa cada vez que haces una presentación en frente de un grupo? No estás sola. Aprende las habilidades fundamentales para convertirte en un eficaz orador. Dirigido por Angel Vazquez, Director de Marketing en el Diario y profesor adjunto en Hostos College.

Fecha: mártes 24 de junio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: X Caffe, Broadway, no. 3952, entre las calles 165 y 166.

Gratis. Espacio limitado. Se recomienda hacer reservación:


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) – Sesión informativa

Sesión informativa sobre las becas para artistas que se ofrecen en 2014.

La fecha límite para solicitar ambas es el 16 de septiembre.

Presentado por la NoMAA y The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

Fecha: martes 22 de julio, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Broadway, no. 3940, entre las calles 165 y 166.

Gratis. RSVP: www.tfaforms.com/330213


Para más detalles sobre todos los talleres, consulte www.artstroll.com, llame al +1 212 568-4396 o envíe un correo electrónico a

Workshops: Memoir Writing and Social Media for Writers

NoMAA is pleased to invite you to two technical assistance workshops during Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers, Saturday 19 October 2013 at the United Palace of Cultural Arts.

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Join us for the NoMAA Annual Technical Assistance Institute at the Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers. This year NoMAA has partnered with other local organizations and publishers to present the following workshops for writers, readers and the community at large during the Uptown Lit Festival. Don’t miss these great workshops on Saturday 19 October, starting at 10 a.m. at the United Palace.

Date: Saturday 19 October 2013

Location: United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

10–11a.m.
Memoir Writing
You know you have a good story, and you’ve been thinking about telling it for years. But you’re not sure where or how to begin. Join Victoria Loustalot, author of the highly acclaimed memoir This Is How You Say Goodbye, along with her editor, Brenda Copeland from St. Martin’s Press, and literary agent Jessica Regal of Foundry Media, to learn how to find your story — and your audience.

11 a.m. – noon
Social Media for Writers
The digital world has ushered in powerful changes for authors, most especially in the area of social media. Now it seems as if everyone has to have a website, Facebook account, and twitter feed, with as many friends and followers as possible. Join Erin Cox from St. Martin’s Press; Lauren Hesse from Random House; and Ron Hogan, host of TheHandsell.com, to find out how to use a variety of social media to promote your writing career.

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For complete information about Uptown Lit, see:

These workshops are made possible with the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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Urban Acrobatics: A Circus and Graffiti Spectacular

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art, 4–8 September 2013.

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule

Wednesday 4 September 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, & Spectacle in NYC Circus & Graffiti
Location: NoMAA Gallery178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040
Panelists: Caitlin Bruce, David Carlyon, Carlos Dominguez Martinez/FEEGZ, TATU XMEN, & Polly Solomon
Reception to follow.

Thursday 5 September, 6–9 p.m.
Introduction to Circus & Graffiti Art
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Back to Back Artist-to-Artist Workshops: (1) Tagging Workshop led by E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D., 6-7:20 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 7:40–9 p.m.

Friday 6 September, 12:15–5:30 p.m.
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Youth-focused workshops: (1) Tagging Workshops led by TATU XMEN and GOONS, 12:15-1:45 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 2:15-3:45 p.m. (3) Discussion and improvisation time, 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday 7 September, 12–4 p.m.
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY.
Rain location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Preparation for Sunday performance with GOONS, 12-4 p.m.

Sunday 8 September, 3–5 p.m.
Urban Acrobatics Inaugural Performance
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY
Come see live painting and circus arts combine! Staged at the front grounds of MJM. Materials will be available for arts and crafts. Preliminary line-up of circus and graffiti artists (more to come): E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D, GOONS, FEEGZ, Polly Solomon.

This programming is made possible by: Funding from Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, partnerships and the generous donation of space at NoMAA, Word Up! and the Morris Jumel Mansion, and the New York City Parks Department Equipment and sound production by Moose Hall Theater Company/Inwood Shakespeare Festival; paint from Critical Massive. A special thanks to Sandra García-Betancourt, Carol Ward, Catherine Bruce, Ted Minos, Veronica, Gio and our artists and performers, and the volunteers from Word Up.

Please direct any questions to Caitlin Bruce and Polly Solomon at

For more info visit: circusgraffitispectacular.blogspot.com

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.

Upcoming professional development opportunities from the Harlem Arts Alliance

Harlem Arts Alliance’s professional development series is designed to strengthen and grow the skills and capacity of individual artists and arts organizations.

Harlem Arts Alliance’s professional development series is designed to strengthen and grow the skills and capacity of individual artists and arts organizations. The workshops, seminars and forums are open to individual artists and arts organizations seeking to build their administrative tool kit and improve their effectiveness. The sessions are presented by noted professionals in their respective fields.

Upcoming opportunities

  • Discover the New York City Public Art Programs and Preserving Public Art (Tuesday 14 May 2013)
  • Discover The City College of New York’s Art Programs and Gallery Spaces (Wednesday 15 May 2013)
  • The Bomb Shelter presents, “The War Room: Spoken Word Writing Workshop” (Thursday 16 May 2013)
  • 21st Century Tips on How to Record and Distribute Your Music (Wednesday 12 June 2013)

For more information, visit the Harlem Arts Alliance’s website.

Free health fair for artistsFeria de salud gratuita para artistas

Date: Saturday 13 April 2013. Health screenings, health insurance, stress management workshop, prizes, giveaways, fun for the whole family.Fecha: sábado 13 de abril de 2013. Exámenes de salud, representantes de seguro de salud, taller de manejo de estrés, premios, regalos, diversión para toda la familia.

Artists Community Health Fair flyerDate: Saturday 13 April 2013, 12–4 p.m.
Location: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), 178 Bennett Avenue (between 189th and 190th streets), New York, NY 10040

  • Health screenings: body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose
  • Health insurance representatives available
  • 12–1 p.m.: stress management workshop
  • Prizes, giveaways
  • Fun for the whole family

For more information, call Kathy Olivo, +1 212 740-7764.
RSVP: 

Sponsored by: New York Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network, NoMAA and Cornerstone CenterFeria de salud gratuita para artistasFecha: sábado 13 de abril de 2013, 12–4 p.m.
Ubicación: NoMAA, Avenida Bennett, no. 178 (entre las calles 189 y 190), Nueva York, NY 10040

  • Exámenes de salud: indice de masa corporal, presión arterial, colesterol y glucosa
  • Representantes de seguro de salud disponibles
  • 12–1 p.m.: Taller de manejo de estrés
  • Premios y regalos
  • Diversión para toda la familia

Para más información, llame a Kathy Olivo, +1 212 740-7764.
RSVP: 

Patrocinado por: New York Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network, NoMAA and Cornerstone Center

Workshop: Proposal writing for individual artistsTaller: Cómo escribir propuestas para conseguir fondos para artistas

Workshop dates: Wed 6 and 20 March 2013. This two-part workshop will cover how to make your grant proposal a compelling case for support.Fechas del taller: miércoles 6 y 20 de marzo de 2013. Taller de dos sesiones que enseña cómo escribir propuestas para conseguir fondos de forma convincente.

Dates: Wednesdays 6 and 20 March 2013, 6–8 p.m.
Location: NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040
Led by: Melissa Sandor

This two-part workshop will cover how to make your grant proposal a compelling case for support. Gather information on researching potential funders, contacting program officers, identifying your needs in a language that is heard and understood, preparing and understanding your budget, and presenting supplemental material. In-session and take-home writing exercises will provide practical experience; completed take-home assignments will be reviewed in a mock-panel format during the second session.

Program limited to 14 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists must commit to attending both sessions.

Price: NoMAA members: $20 | non-members: $35
Click here to register for the workshop.

More information: Fechas: miércoles 6 y 20 de marzo de 2013, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: NoMAA, Avenida Bennett, no. 178, 3er piso, Nueva York, NY 10040
Dirigido por: Melissa Sandor

Taller de dos sesiones que enseña cómo escribir propuestas para conseguir fondos de forma convincente, incluyendo recogida de información de posibles patrocinadores y cómo contactarles, identificar el vocabulario adecuado para hacerse comprender, preparar y entender su presupuesto, y presentar material adicional. Tendrá ejercicios durante la sesión y para llevarse a casa. Habrá un panel de práctica durante la segunda sesión.

Limitado a 14 participantes. Participantes deben asistir a ambas sesiones.

Costo: miembros de NoMAA: $20 | otros: $35
Clic aquí para inscribirse en el taller.

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Workshop: Proposal writing for organizationsTaller: Cómo obtener becas para organizaciones

Workshop dates:14 March and 3 April 2013. This two-part workshop will cover how to make your grant proposal a compelling case for support.Fechas del taller: 14 de marzo y 3 de abril de 2013. Taller de dos sesiones que enseña cómo escribir propuestas para conseguir fondos de forma convincente.

Dates: Thursday 14 March and Wednesday 3 April 2013, 6–8 p.m.
Location: NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040
Led by: Melissa Sandor

This two-part workshop will cover how to make your grant proposal a compelling case for support. Gather information on researching potential funders, contacting program officers, identifying your needs in a language that is heard and understood, preparing and understanding your budget, and presenting supplemental material. In-session and take-home writing exercises will provide practical experience; completed take-home assignments will be reviewed in a mock-panel format during the second session.

Program limited to 14 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists must commit to attending both sessions.

Price: NoMAA members: $20 | non-members: $35
Click here to register for the workshop.

More information: Fechas: jueves 14 de marzo y miércoles 3 de abril de 2013, 6–8 p.m.
Lugar: NoMAA, Avenida Bennett, no. 178, 3er piso, Nueva York, NY 10040
Dirigido por: Melissa Sandor

Taller de dos sesiones que enseña cómo escribir propuestas para conseguir fondos de forma convincente, incluyendo recogida de información de posibles patrocinadores y cómo contactarles, identificar el vocabulario adecuado para hacerse comprender, preparar y entender su presupuesto, y presentar material adicional. Tendrá ejercicios durante la sesión y para llevarse a casa. Habrá un panel de práctica durante la segunda sesión.

Limitado a 14 participantes. Participantes deben asistir a ambas sesiones.

Costo: miembros de NoMAA: $20 | otros: $35
Clic aquí para inscribirse en el taller.

Más información: