Harlem Community Arts Fund Grants to 17 Harlem Artists
$30,500 Awarded to Harlem-Based Artists & Organizations
April 27, 2010
The HARLEM Arts Alliance (HAA) today announced the recipients of the
Harlem Community Arts Fund (HCAF) Winter/Spring 2010 grant awards cycle. For
Individual Artist Support for Creative Development, the eight recipients follow:
Sonia Barnett, Petrushka Bazin, Lenore Browne, Kristin Carpenter, James
Gillard, Teresa Michelle Lasley, Tara Parsons and Celia Peters.
recipients of grants for Organizational Support for Capacity Building or Arts
in the Community follow:
Crucial Arts Production, Inc., Dances for a Variable
Population, Harlem Opera Theater, Historic Harlem Parks Coalition, Making Music
Matter, Movement Theatre Company, NY African Chorus Ensemble Inc., Ordeo Duo,
and Take Wing & Soar Productions, Inc.
Major support for the Harlem
Community Arts Fund is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Development Corporation (UMEZ). An HCAF Grantee Showcase Weekend, April 30
& May 1, will introduce the new grant recipients and recognize the work of
previous visual arts and filmmaker grantees at the Dwyer Cultural Center (258
St. Nicholas Avenue @ W. 123 Street) in Harlem.
The Harlem Community
Arts Fund (HCAF) Grantee Showcase Weekend begins with a reception from 6pm to
8pm on Friday, April 30, to introduce the Winter 2010 HCAF recipients,
followed by a panel discussion and presentation of the work of past visual
artist awardees Roy Secord, Misha McGlown and Sandra Bell, moderated by art
curator, Debra Vanderburg Spencer.
On Saturday, May 1, from Noon until 4:00pm,
there will be a film showcase & panel discussion, featuring past HCAF-awarded
filmmakers Joanes Prosper, James Gillard and Michelle Garcia, moderated by
Moikgantsi Kgama, founder and executive director of ImageNation Cinema
All of these activities take place at the Dwyer Cultural
Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue (entrance on W. 123rd Street). The HCAF Grantee
Showcase weekend is co-presented by the HARLEM Arts Alliance, the Northern
Manhattan Arts Alliance and the Shared Space Initiative.
The Harlem Community
Arts Fund was established by the HARLEM Arts Alliance in 2008 to support the
needs and aspirations of Harlem’s creative community and further the
organizational and artistic development of both artists and arts organizations
based in and providing service within the Harlem community bounded by 110th
Streets, from the Hudson River to Fifth Avenue (Community Districts 9 & 10
only), and is not restricted on the basis of race, sexual preference, ethnicity
or religious affiliation.
The HARLEM Arts Alliance is
a not-for-profit service organization committed to nurturing the artistic
growth and organizational development of artists and arts organizations based
in Harlem and surrounding communities. Over 700 members strong, the
HARLEM Arts Alliance provides a critical set of programs and services for its
constituents and serves as a strong voice for the artistic and cultural life of