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ArtStart/Partner Grantees 2020-2021

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Arts Always for All

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Ivy Hill Vailsburg Center for Arts Culture and Community Activism Marcia Heard
Arts Always for All

Project Summary

Ivy Hill Vailsburg Center for Arts, Culture, and Community Activism (ACCA), promotes individual/ community participation in cultural, and civic life through arts, culture, and community activism classes/experiences. Creating, providing, disseminating programs of distinction. Fostering wellness, and aesthetic engagement of all participants/observers, through intellectual, aesthetic, arts classes, workshops, lectures, and productions. ACCA serves all ages, abilities, racial, religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds, seeking partnerships that help enrich existing institutions and strengthen neighborhoods through the arts.

    

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Residencies in Newark Schools

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Institute of Music for Children

Jennifer North

Arts Residencies in Newark Schools

Project Summary

The mission of Institute of Music for Children is to engage children and youth in artistic expression and the creative process. Guided by its vision of HARMONY (Helping Achieve Responsible, Motivated, Optimistic, Neighborhood Youth), the Institute is building a community of high-achieving citizens who are arts lovers and arts makers through professional instruction, mentorship, and family engagement. One of the Institute’s core programs is the Community Institute, that provides multi-media and performing Arts Residencies in four to six sites within the Newark Public Schools and other community venues.

 Institute of Music for Children

Beat the Blight Campaign

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Clinton Hill Community Action

Khaatim Sherrer El

Beat the Blight Campaign

Project Summary

Clinton Hill has five times the number of abandoned properties than any other Newark neighborhood. Due to extended vacancy, these properties have become eye sores and havens for crime. When asked, residents cited these properties as one of the top issues to address. Clinton Hill Community Action is employing a “decorative board up” strategy in partnership with the Neighborhood Foundation and Yendor Productions to clean up, secure and transform abandoned properties in Clinton Hill.

 

Dance Education at Quitman Street Community School

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for Performing Arts, Inc. Sharron Miller Dance Education at Quitman Street Community School

Project Summary

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) will continue its successful in-school dance residency partnership at Newark’s Quitman Street Community School, benefiting an estimated 370 K-8th grade students through 19 weekly dance classes conducted by skilled teaching artists (28-week program, culminating with two year-end performances). SMAPA’s innovative curriculum features creative movement (K/1st grade), tap (2nd/3rd grades), West African (4th grade), jazz/hip-hop (5th grade), and a 6th-8th grade elective.

Feminist Artist in Tech collaboration with The Honk-Tweet

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Project for Empty Space

Rebecca Jampol

Feminist Artist in Tech collaboration with The Honk-Tweet

Project Summary

PES hosts an annual Feminists Incubator where six female identified artists are awarded a short term residency. This program provides workspace for creatives who are addressing topics of female safety, ownership, and agency. Historically, this program has been open to multidisciplinary artists. This year, we have expanded the scope of the program to include artists working in tech and digital media. This proposal is in support of the expanded version of the Feminist Incubator.

 

Keys and the Orchestra

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Keys 2 Success Jee-Hoon Krska Keys and the Orchestra

Project Summary

Keys and the Orchestra”, a season-long collaboration between Keys 2 Success and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. This partnership will sponsor four side-by-side concerts in the 2020-2021 concert season hosted throughout New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE NEWARK PRINT SHOP

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Newark Print Shop

Lisa Conrad

LITTLE NEWARK PRINT SHOP

Project Summary

LITTLE NEWARK PRINT SHOP is a series of fine art printmaking projects designed for pre-school and elementary-aged children, offered both virtually through video and hands-on in our downtown Newark studio. Participants of this program will learn various printmaking techniques, including collagraph and relief printing, through dynamic, fun, and meaningful projects, offered both in-person and online, ensuring we reach all that wish to participate.

 

Newark Short Film Awards 2020

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I’m So Newark

Matt Williams

Newark Short Film Awards 2020

Project Summary

The Newark Short Film Awards (NSFA) will be held on Saturday, October 10. NSFA is presented in partnership with Express Newark and NYC Filmmakers at 54 Halsey Street, Newark. This is a Full Day of Creativity providing filmmaking workshops, networking, movie screenings, professional headshots, and an overall support system for artists, actors, writers, and filmmakers.

 

Spark with the Art

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Essex County Parks League Douglas Freeman Spark with the Art

Project Summary

The Spark with the Art program is designed to teach youth age children how to paint and use their imagination, hands and mind to craft imagines on canvas and other crafts by an instructor. The program is expected to also work in conjunctions with the WPSA and their planned 2020 art program in Weequahic Park.

 

The Bead Shop

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GlassRoots Barbara Heisler The Bead Shop

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The Bead Shop provides hands on instruction in glass art making coupled with basic entrepreneurship training to young adults, particularly women, who are currently unemployed or underemployed and need additional income in order to support themselves and their families.

The Gem Project Fellowship

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The Gem Project, Inc. Amanda Ebokosia The Gem Project Fellowship

Project Summary

The Gem Project’s mission is to improve high school to college graduation rates of marginalized populations, through service-learning initiatives with a social justice approach. In our ArtStart project youth and young adults will learn about Afrofuturism, while having the opportunity to work and be trained as youth organizers through a virtual training environment.

 

 

Touring The Art of Nat Turner Park

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United Parks As One Carla Robinson
Touring The Art of Nat Turner Park

Project Summary

Developed by United Parks As One and The Friends of Nat Turner Park, in partnership with Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate, Eyes Like Mine, and Chiffani PR, Touring The Art Of Nat Turner Park, is a free guided walking tour of public artwork by Jerry Gant located at the entrance plazas at Nat Turner Park in Newark’s Central Ward.

 

Transforming Stables to Support Stability

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Newark Community Street Team

Solomon Middleton-Williams

Transforming Stables to Support Stability

Project Summary

Newark Community Street Team (NCST) is Newark’s community-based violence reduction initiative. NCST is resident-run, with a mission to reduce violence in the South and West Wards of Newark through resident leaders, peaceful resolution and providing community presence in the interest of prevention.

NCST will create an interior mural for a more welcoming, warm and soothing area in NCST’s revitalizing space, as part of our Healing Journeys program. This program supports community residents’ mental health and wellness with an emphasis on healing from trauma. The space was previously used by Newark Police Department as stables for their police horses and is in dire need of beautification. We would like the Mural Project to establish lovely visuals for participants and those who spend time in our space, and reflect NCST’s holistic view of public safety.

 

We Do What We Do Because…

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Woman In Media – Newark

Pamela Morgan

We Do What We Do Because…

Project Summary

Woman In Media Newark will produce “We Do What We Do Because…,” our 2020 Women’s History Month Film Festival as a virtual film festival, including film screenings and live discussions, in response to the postponement of our 2020 Women’s History Month film festival due to COVID-19.

 

Youth Impact Arts Initiative

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Newark Community Solutions/National Center for Civic Innovation

Kelly Mulligan

Youth Impact Arts Initiative

Project Summary

The Youth Impact Arts Initiative (YIAI) will introduce arts-based programming into Youth Impact Newark’s (formerly Newark Youth Court) core restorative justice work. Youth Impact Newark will hire a local teaching artist to develop a workshop curriculum for program participants. This workshop will focus on healthy means of self-expression and dealing with stress, and it will look to connect participants with free arts programming in Newark.

 

Great quotes from our grantees!

Thank you Jeremy Johnson. The arts are an essential part of Newark’s renaissance. We are grateful to recieve Newark Arts support for our Beat the Blight Campaign, where we are cleaning up, securing and adding arts murals to vacant, abandoned properties in Upper Clinton Hill to fight crime!

Clinton Hill Community Action

ArtStart Grantee 2020-21

Newark Arts has been our trusted partner since the beginning, launching our first S.T.E.A.M. Summer camp…the Keys on Tour program…our second site at Pennington Court…..and now, we are so excited to receive the 2020-2021 ArtStart Grant for “Keys and the Orchestra”! #thebestisyettocome #newarkstrong

Keys 2 Success

ArtStart Grantee 2020-21

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