How Advocates of African-American Art Are Advancing Racial Equality in the Art World

Did you know that only a small group of African Americans occupy curatorial positions at mainstream museums, relatively few African-American artists have been given major solo museum shows?

A recent article published by Artsy highlights Art World leaders such as Lowery Stokes Sims, who was the first Black curator at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and whose careers have been dedicated to equality in the Art World. Sims is currently curating CCCADI's Home Exhibition, opening this Fall as part of our opening ceremonies.

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Latinos Speak Out About Lack of Diversity In NYC Arts, Cultural Groups

CCCADI?s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship cultivates current and future arts workers of color and creates a powerful pipeline toward leadership positions. Apply now for spring 2016! 

Did you know that the first nationwide survey of diversity in American art museums shows NO pipeline toward leadership positions for so-called minorities? 

Today (February 2nd, 2016), NBCNews published an article highlighting the response of notable Latino Art/Cultural institutional directors, responding to the lack of diversity in NYC Art/Cultural groups and institutions. 

 

FEB 2 2016, 9:23 AM ET
Latinos Speak Out About Lack of Diversity In NYC Arts, Cultural Groups
by RAUL A. REYES for NBCNews Latino
NEW YORK, NY -- New York City is celebrated worldwide for its cultural offerings, in everything from theater to art to dance. But a new report reveals that the city's arts groups are actually far less diverse than the populations they serve.

A recently released survey by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs showed that while the city's arts groups are more diverse than other organizations on the national level, they are far from reflective of the city's demographics.

The work force at New York City art organizations is 62 percent white; in contrast, the U.S. Census Bureau notes that only 33 percent of city residents are white. The remainder of the arts groups' work force broke down as 15 percent African-American, 10 percent Latino, and 7 percent Asian.

For their report, researchers surveyed nearly one thousand nonprofit arts organizations that receive city funding.

To Marta Moreno Vega, founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, these finding were not a surprise. "What the report does is put numbers and more specific information out there, which is good," she said. "Basically, it affirms what we already know. You can go to any of the so-called major institutions and just look around and see the lack of people of color in executive and decision-making positions. You tend to see more of our people in security and maintenance."
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OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: INNOVATIVE CULTURAL ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP 2016

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:21PM

The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities.  A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. ICA is a program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). ICA Fellows engage in sessions that nurture innovative thought processes and situate the growth of the field within historical context. Seminar readings are tied to the NYU course, ?Cultural Governance: The Process of Creating a Cultural Equity Plan for NYC,? taught by, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. ICA Fellows also meet with field leaders and participate in roundtables focused on such themes as: ?Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism,? ?Building Institutions in Our Own Image,? ?Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities,? among others. The Fellowship also includes site visits at NYC arts and cultural institutions, along with networking opportunities with notable senior arts professionals.

Fellows will engage with topics such as:
Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism; Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities; Building Institutions in Our Own Image, among others

Criteria: 
25 to 40-year-old arts-based professionals; must be endorsed by a current or recent employer or mentor; and can commit to attend all monthly gatherings

When & Where:
Saturdays from 10AM to 3:30PM on September 10 (orientation), September 24, October 22, November 19th, December 17th, and one evening session to be determined at a later date at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute new Firehouse location

Fellows will gain the following:
- Effective strategies firmly rooted in social justice, arts advocacy, and cultural equity models from the Civil Rights era to more recent progressive grassroots arts movements

- Access to executive level arts field professionals through monthly sessions and cultural site visits

- Certification and a generous stipend of $750 for successful program completion

 

Application Deadline:

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5pm

|OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS| Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:59AM

|OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS| Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition

?Mi Querido Barrio? is a project presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute that will use augmented reality technology to map a historic and cultural tour of El Barrio. Our main goal is to foster greater awareness of the cultural history of the area?s landmark locations that identify the unique places of El Barrio. The works of artists in both traditional media and augmented reality will explore the theme of home and its varied definitions. CCCADI will be identifying four artists to participate in this augmented reality project. The project will be launching this Fall 2016 as part of the grand opening of CCCADI?s new home in El Barrio.

 

SEEKING:

  • Visual and Media Artists with a wide range of skills including strong computer and media skills.
  • Visual and Media Artists with a strong interest in bringing their artistic styles into this very spatial and experiential medium are welcomed to apply.

CRITERIA: 

21 and older visual and/or media artists with a flexible schedule on the weekends, interested in learning how to use new technologies for education and cultural preservation purposes.

 

APPLICANTS MUST: 

?     Be comfortable using computers

?     Attend workshop on Saturday, July 16, from 10am-3pm

?     Be committed to create minimum 2 augments

?     Be committed to meet deadlines

?     Be a team player and be willing to support and work with other artists in the group.

Participants will receive a stipend of $500 for successful projects completion.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

If you are interested in participating in the Mi Querido Barrio project, please send in the following materials:                                               

1.     A Letter of Interest of no more than a page in length which outlines your skills and background as an artist and why you want to participate in this project

2.     A one to two-page resume/cv

3.     A sample of your work preferably in digital form.

                                                                                                                         

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Regina Bultron Bengoa - Rbultron@cccadi.org, using the following subject line: Mi Querido Barrio Artist Application

 

Application must by in by Friday, June 30th.

 

CCCADI LAUNCHES THE MUSEUMS CONNECT PROJECT: ?AFRICAN-DIASPORIC DIALOGUES: RECONSTRUCTING COMMUNITY, IDENTITY AND MEMORY"

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 8:40PM

The Museums Connect Project: ?African-Diasporic Dialogues: Reconstructing Community, Identity and Memory? is a history project that aims to train 15-20 middle-school aged children from the Nonsuch Primary school in rural Portland, Jamaica, and 12-15 junior high school students at the Kipp Starr Charter School in Harlem, USA to research the submerged history of their respective communities.

Students will be trained in historical research, documentary filmmaking, and digital mapping methods. Through this project friendships are made, cultural understanding is deepened, and the cultural histories of both communities are preserved and safeguarded. Visit www.cccadi.org/museumsconnect to learn more about the program!

MUSEUMS CONNECT IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CCCADI, NATIONAL MUSEUM JAMAICA AND THE AFRICAN CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA.

 

Museums Connect

Museums Connect

Museums Connect

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH, 2016!

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 8:49PM

Study Abroad with CCCADI's Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about the impact and role of CULTURAL ARTS in engaging issues of SOCIAL JUSTICE withinCOMMUNITIES.

When attending CCCADI's Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW) Certificate Program you will be spending two weeks inPUERTO RICO visiting ARTISTS private studios and worksites, and interacting with ACTIVISTS and COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

CCCADI

CCCADI

CCCADI

COURSE LEVELS & COST


NON CREDIT


Includes: housing, local and island wide transportation, books and materials. Food, airfare expenses and transportation between airport and campus are not included.
TOTAL COST: $1,067.30

 

U.S. & INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Includes: tuition, housing, local and island wide transportation, books and materials. Food, airfare expenses and transportation between airport and campus are not included.

Undergraduate: $2,282.30

Graduate: $2,487.30

Doctorate: $3,101.30

Certificate: $2,186.30



P.R. STUDENTS

Includes: tuition, local and island wide transportation, books and materials. Food, airfare expenses and transportation between airport and campus are not included.


Undergraduate: $1,865.00

Graduate: $2,070.00

Doctorate: $2,684.00

Certificate: $1,769.00


APPLY TODAY!

CONTACT US!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.
REGINA BULTRON-BENGOA
CAUWWINFO@GMAIL.COM
212-307-7420 EXT. 3010

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