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Attention Visual Artists, Filmmakers, Writers, Dancers, Thespians and Culture-Bearing Griots Engaging in Social Change: Apply For Funding From The Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation works to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States. The 2015 Artists Engaging in Social Change program will accept online applications between Monday, September 15, 2014 and Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online process.

Through this RFP, Surdna will support compelling projects that artists develop in response to their communities’ specific challenges, and will also fund the projects of artists whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly defined as “activist.”

Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000.  The Request for Proposals is on the Surdna Foundation website: http://www.surdna.org/rfp

Eligibility criteria:

  • Projects must be artist-led.
  • Projects must demonstrate a deep commitment to a community, demonstrated by the process through which the work is developed and the theme or themes it focuses on.
  • These funds are designated for one-time project support and cannot support organizations’ ongoing programs, operations, capital or endowments, although up to 15 percent administrative overhead is allowed.
  • These funds cannot support curricular work.
  • Applicants can be at any stage of their careers, but must have a track record of developed work that demonstrates their capacity to complete the proposed project and to manage the level of funds requested.
  • Eligible disciplines include traditional or folkloric arts, visual arts, literary arts, dance, theater, film/ video, music, performance-based arts, and interdisciplinary/ hybrid arts.
  • For architecture or design-related projects, please refer to our Community Engaged Design guidelines,  here.
  • Proposal must make a clear case for the arc of change envisioned by the project, based on the applicants’ own criteria for defining and measuring impact.
  • Individual artists and groups of artists and organizations without 501(c)(3) status must apply through a fiscal sponsor, which they will list on their application as the applying organization.
  • Applying organizations (including fiscal sponsors) and the project for which funds are requested must be based in the United States.

Eligible disciplines include:

  • Traditional or folkloric arts.
  • Visual arts.
  • Literary arts.
  • Dance.
  • Theater.
  • Film/ video.
  • Performance-based arts.
  • Interdisciplinary/ hybrid arts.

 

 

Brand Nubian’s Sadat X is Hip-Hop’s Winemaker – Join Him August 29th from 7pm – 2am in Brooklyn

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“We drink wine too!” Sadat X proclaims as he raises a glass of the signature wine he created with partner Will Tell. The Brand Nubian rap veteran and “True Wine Connoisseur” has taken his irreverent wine-appreciation web series from the Internet to street in the form of a red blend.

Tonight, Sadat X and Will Tell launch their Riesling, delightfully named ‘The Middle Finger’ at Bed Vyne Brew in Brooklyn.

The wine is available from purveyors all over New York City, including Blue Ribbon Bakery, Black Label Wines on West 20th or via the grape-soaked lushes themselves, online. Keeping up with Sadat X is harder than finding the wine, due to his nonstop touring, but the Internet makes even that possible, too. Follow him @SadatX on twitter or instagram to stay current on his music, tours and wine escapades.

As you sip, stream my favorite episode of True Wine Connoisseurs, featuring the Chocolate Boy  Wonder Pete Rock, a fast food pairing from emcee Vast Aire and a choice review from Fi-Lo in which he compares the effects of a particular bottle of wine to “running with The Blair Witch Project.”

True Wine Connoisseurs
Riesling Release Party in Brooklyn
DJ Evil Dee on the Turntables
Friday, August 29, 2014
7:00 PM – 2:00 AM
370 Tompkins Ave (corner of Putnam)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(A) or (C) train to Nostrand
 

Brooklyn Museum hosts Spike Lee Screening, Blitz the Ambassador, Nina Sky, Malik Yoba, Michael Angela Davis and More in star studded ‘First Saturdays’ July 5th Lineup

Tonight is a big night for art, music and culture enthusiasts in Brooklyn. Check out the Schedule.

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Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

July 5, 2014

Brooklyn Summer

Visit Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the discounted admission price of $10 (regularly $15) during Target First Saturday.

Interactives

4:30 p.m.

Add your mark to sidewalk chalk drawings led by The City Kids, and hula hoop away with members of Hula Nation.

Music

5 p.m.

Matuto fuses Afro-Brazilian beats with folk and bluegrass.

Talk

6 p.m.

Curious tales from Brooklyn’s history are told by a local historian. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Film

6 p.m.

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989, 120 min.). On the hottest day of the year, on a street in Bed-Stuy, racial and social tensions meet head-on, with tragic consequences. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sketch from a live model to learn the art of figure drawing. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Interactive Talk

7 p.m.

Filmmakers Paul Trillo and Landon Van Soest discuss their Brooklyn in 3,000 Stills project. Bring your smartphone and contribute to a crowd-sourced portrait of Brooklyn. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Talk and Music

7 p.m.

Michael July on his book Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair. Co-hosted by Malik Yoba, and Michaela angela Davis. Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks leads a natural-hair show. Book signing follows.

Music

7 p.m.

In his only NYC-area summer show, Blitz the Ambassador blends African popular sounds, vintage soul, and hard-hitting beats and lyrics. Opening set by DJ Ushka and DJ Beto (iBomba) at 6:30 p.m.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Erica Watson hosts a showcase of hilarious female comedians. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Music

9 p.m.

Remember “Move Ya Body”? R&B duo Nina Sky performs their biggest hits.

 

 

 

 

 
 

April 21, 2014 | Pearl Cleage Book Signing: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

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Event Details:

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. At the time, married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African-American mayor. “Things I Should Have Told My Daughter “charts not only the political fights but also the pull she began to feel on her own passions–a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment.

LOCATION: MIST HARLEM

  • 46 W 116th St
    New York, NY 10026

Event Organized by Hue-Man Online

Hue-Man Online enjoys the reputation as a top-flight organization and it’s pop-up events is the go to place for any and every author of Color. Follow twitter.com/HUEMANBOOKS

 

You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities opens at Restoration’s Skylight Gallery in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

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You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities, is an exhibition of intimate photographs accompanied by spirited conversations that explore the complexities of living as queer Black women.

When
March 30 to May 24, 2014
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM, Saturday, 1 PM – 6 PM

  • Thursday, April 10th, 6:30 PM Panel discussion with women from the exhibition
  • Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 PM Queer community film screening
  • Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30 PM Closing reception and queer film screening

Where
1368 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11216 | Phone: 718-636-6900
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery
A/C train to Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

 

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