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Culural & Arts Information and Resources



East Harlem Arts Symposium 2008


The East Harlem Arts Symposium was held on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at the Reece School in East Harlem. The symposium was co-hosted by Manhattan Community Board 11, State Senator Jose M. Serrano and Art for Change. The event was an opportunity to bring local artists and arts organizations together to discuss what issues they are facing and what opportunities are available to them.


The symposium also brought major arts institutions and organizations together to show what they have been doing for the arts and to share information with the East Harlem arts community. Organizations that were present included the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lincoln Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


The Symposium was considered an overwhelming success by those in attendance. Many ideas were shared and this marked the beginning of the development of a cohesive East Harlem Arts Community. the rest of this report will detail the information that was shared at the symposium and will also list some recommended action items. 

(See attachment for Full Report)




Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant Opportunity


The Fund for Creative Communities (The Fund) is part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) statewide decentralization program (DEC), which was established in 1977 by the New York State Legislature as a statewide, community arts regrant program. LMCC administers The Fund for the borough of Manhattan.


For more information visit their website.




EastHarlemArtsSymposium2008FinalReport.pdf1.06 MB


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