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Technical Assistance Institute Fall 2017

NoMAA’s Technical Assistance Institute: Arts, Community & Equity

Coordinator: Natalie Espino
Keynote Speaker: Monica O. Montgomery (Museum of Impact)
Moderator: Stephanie A. Cunningham
Executive Director of NoMAA: Joanna Castro

Suggested Admission: $25 online / $35 at the door

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance 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.

The NoMAA 2017 Technical Assistance Institute will be mini symposium organized around the general theme of alternative, community-based, arts-and-culture programming in our uptown neighborhoods. Invited panelists from various organizations working in the arts and beyond will be asked to give a brief summary highlighting examples of progress -successes and stumbles- and outlining future goals. The audience will include artists, educators, arts organizations, as well as partners in government, business, health, faith and other organizations engaged in the arts or community development. Participants will walk away with practical steps they might implement or adapt in their work as artists, educators or stakeholders in our on-going efforts to support artistic and creative experiences as essential parts of daily life and to preserve uptown’s cultural legacy.


About Keynote Speaker /  Monica O. Montgomery:
Founding Director Museum of Impact / Strategic Director Museum Hue / Curator Upstanders Fest
Tedx Talk : ‘How To Be An Upstander’
Community Engager Every Mother Mural & #TheArtIsOursGallery in Portland
Advisor : Museums As Sites of Social Action & Museum Camp & Audience Diversity Academy
Graduate Professor : Assistant Professor at NYU & Pratt Institute / Adjunct at Harvard University
Author : Chapters in Fwd: Museums Journal & Museum in Motion & Edu-Curation in Art Museums


Topics and Panelists:

o Arts in Partnership with Literacy and Education

Veronica Liu, Word Up Bookstore/Libreria Comunitaria
Danita Nichols, New York Public Library, Inwood Branch
Janifer Wilson, Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Charlie Vazquez, Bronx Writers Center

o Arts Equity and Accessibility and Local Empowerment

Andrea Profili, Orchestrating Dreams
Eileen Reyes Arias, Mayor’s Office for immigrant Affairs IDNYC Cultural Benefits Programs
Daniel Renner, TDF Theatre Development Fund

o Supportive and Cooperative Housing and the Arts

Ana Ofelia Rodriguez, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC)/Rio Galleries
Karisa Antonio, Lantern Community Services
Jerald Frampton, Odyssey House Art Project
Rolinda Ramos, El Barrio’s Art Space

o Building Cultural Capacity Updates, Lessons, Future directions

Perian Carson, DCLA Building Cultural Capacity Project and Culture NYC
Aaron Simms, NMAC Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture
Mino Lora, Northern Manhattan Agenda Arts subcommittee
Caron Atlas, Naturally Occurring Cutural Districts

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Saturday December 2, 9am-3pm
Gregorio Luperón High School
501 W 165 St. New York, NY

NYC Department of Cultural AffairsThis program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

NoMAA’s TA Workshops are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The event is finished.


Dec 02 2017


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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