Newsletter – Arts & Culture News September 2014

Some excerpts from our monthly newsletter! Read the entire newsletter here and subscribe to keep up to date on all that’s happening with our Arts & Culture Committee.

what arts & culture is up to

77226235-57f6-4ed6-b510-70b935714b77Emily Mendelsohn an A&C member who is currently working on a new project in her own words: “I’m pleased to announce the launch of my Hatchfund fundraising campaign in support of upcoming US/Ugandan exchange and theater performance, Maria Kizito. We will be partnering with ArtSpot Productions to finish developing Erik Ehn’s play in New Orleans, performing November 14-16 and 21-23.


‘She’s a Palestinian’ is a collaboration between A&C member Charity Case and a myriad of photographers who made a music video for the song possible. Hundreds of pictures of protests and demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine.

Scheduled to be released in October, our compilation album is called NSA Listening Party and was conceived of and some of the songs composed in response to the Edward Snowden leaks and the culture of surveillance.

Look for our announcement of the release soon!

local news and A&C artists

Extreme Whether will run October 2-26 at Theater for the New City, along with a full Festival of Conscience. The play was written by Karen Maplede and produced by Theater Three Collaborative. A&C helped promote TTC’s last production, Another Life, and Malpede was a panelist in A&C Arts & Activism Forum 2013.

NYCity Council is considering a resolution supporting the union campaign to provide pension benefits for jazz musicians in the city’s major jazz clubs. Check out the campaign and sign the petition!

A&C favorite Gio Safari has just released Gio Safari Does NYC, self-described as being ‘the product of his struggle to make a name for himself and his work in the heart of empire.’ GS has a song on A&C upcoming compilation NSA Listening Party.

Another contributor to the A&C compilation, Irka Mateo, has released Vamo A Goza, a new single from her upcoming album. So good.

a&c news and beyond

Organic for the People is Al-Jazeera’s article about the farming project at United Community Centers, which A&C and BFP have worked with in the past. Good reading.

There’s so much more…..Get it all, read it all here!