For the second year in a row, Norte Maar has been awarded a grant from 2012 Local Arts Support. Panelists from the Brooklyn Arts Council have award Norte Maar $2,125 in support of our Authors and Artists program in 2012. Local Arts Support is funded by the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and administered through the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Since 2006, Norte Maar has been active in the Bushwick community forging partnerships with neighborhood groups to further awarness of the arts and foster artistic expression. Authors and Artists originated from a collaboration between Norte Maar and Bushwick Impact, a family resource center in Bushwick empowering local parents to maximize their children’s potential. Due to budget cuts, Bushwick Impact closed during the summer of 2010. Norte Maar rallied to rescue the program and formed a collaboration with the Bushwick Library to continue these monthly community arts events.
Authors and Artists is a free monthly program that invites local professional artists, musicians, dancers, craft makers, architects, etc, to teach and explore books and the arts with the children and families in our neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Authors and Artists is presented in collaboration with the Bushwick Library and is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).