Do you want an opportunity to build and practice cultural organizing skills?

Do you want to learn more about how cultural
organizations make decisions and use their resources?
University Settlement and FABnyc are partnering to launch the Lower East Side Community Culture Council!

The LESCCC is an intergenerational team of community residents, University Settlement staff, and FABnyc staff. The council will explore opportunities to bring creative programming to public and community spaces in our neighborhood. We will select and collaborate with artists and/or community partners to envision and plan creative actions that support greater access and equity.

Priority given to residents and staff of Campos Plaza, Meltzer Houses, Hernandez Houses, Baruch Houses, 10 Stanton, Cooper Square MHA, Smith, Fabria, First, Rutgers, Jacob Riis, Wald, LES Infill, LaGuardia, Gompers, Stanton Street, Two Bridges, and Vladeck Houses, but open to the wider Lower East Side / East Village community.
What you will receive:
  • The opportunity to influence arts and culture in your community. 
  • Training in Arts Project Management, Curation, Marketing, Collaborative Partnering, Storytelling and Media Skills
  • The chance to see professional music, theater, visual art and dance.
  • A stipend of up to $750 for participating in monthly workshops, art field trips, and meetings to plan our community arts & culture events (approx. $50 per meeting).
What you need to apply:
  • Commitment to community
  • Passion for the arts & culture
  • Attendance at one Wednesday night meeting per month, from 6–8pm (snack will be provided), plus willingness to participate in other arts & culture opportunities.
  • Willingness to serve as an ambassador for arts & culture in your community
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
Application details: 
FABnyc's mission is to strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side. We implement this mission through a range of programs and collaborations with local cultural organizations, independent artists, community-based organizations and neighborhood nonprofits. We work as cultural producers, facilitators, and organizers with an ongoing interest in how arts and culture can advance community health, inclusiveness, and equity.
Ryan Gilliam - Executive Director
Kim Golding - Dance Block Associate
Emilio Martinez Poppe - Programs Manager
Dakota Scott - Director of Special Projects
Addison Vawters - Operations Manager
Imani Vieira - Dance Block + Communications Associate

Molaundo Jones - President 
Lee Ann Gullie - Treasurer 
Ela Troyano - Secretary 
Tomie Arai, Dipti Desai, Winston Estevez,
and Jasmina Sinanovic
FABnyc PROGRAMS are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York, New York City Small Business Services, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Con Edison, La Vida Feliz Foundation, New York Community Trust, NYU Community Fund, and LES Ready!
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