This session will feature two presentations:
Through the Stories of Five Immigrants – New New Yorkers Mentoring Program
During this session, the audience will learn how NNY Mentoring Program helped five artists to create high quality projects by expanding concepts, receiving training on technical skills and/or resources, while encouraged throughout the creative process. The program involved professional advice through one on one mentorship offered by professional artists. Projects explored themes such as Cultural Revolution in China, search for roots, identity, and social justice.
All That You Touch You Change: creating a community-led AIR program
The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) program is a model for community-led decision making in the arts. Hear from: an ICAC member on building community through practice, the lead artist on the selection process and proposed project, and the organizational partners on how this work has challenged their institutions. We’ll close with a discussion about how this model might apply to other partnerships between arts organizations and NYCHA-based community centers.