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ORGANIZATION: One World Arts, Inc

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One World Arts is in search of a grant and proposal writer. The organization will be producing a new production to premier in March of 2024. One World Arts Inc. will present "Titi Strikes Back", a unique and original rendering of activist and educator Evelina Antonetty. Called the "Hell Lady of the South Bronx" by the NYC Police Department, she empowered parents who faced an 85% dropout rate for their children; ran the first city-wide lunch program offering jobs to gang members, and sought community control of the public schools. She fought to keep Hostos Community College open for disenfranchised students and unequivocally organized the community against the production of "Fort Apache: The Bronx", a film that depicted Puerto Ricans and African Americans through deplorable stereotypes. Featuring an all-woman cast, "Titi Strikes Back" will be a series of presentations geared toward middle school and high school students to be held at a theater for school-time performances. Evelina will touch the hearts of young audiences as she makes a major life-changing decision: In the end, she opts to galvanize young people to fight for their rights.

Writing grants and proposals are part of our fundraising efforts. We need someone familiar with the cultural arts in NYC, knowledge of the city, state, and national grants, and an understanding of the need for the arts in our schools and communities.

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About One World Arts, Inc

Location:

156 Marine Street, Bronx, NY 10464, US

Mission Statement

One World Arts, Inc was formed in 1991 with the primary mission of enhancing individual understanding and acceptance of different races, cultures, religions, and beliefs through the medium of dance, music, theatre, storytelling, workshops, public school residencies, lectures, seminars, and performances. Committed to reaching a diverse and multicultural audience, One World Arts Inc., seeks to preserve the folklore of a society, sustain links between generations, and promote pride in the history of one's culture in order to ensure that traditions will not be lost. The company places special emphasis on educating our youth through the arts with the goal of increasing their self-esteem, and artistic, scholastic, and communication skills. One World Arts Inc serves diverse audiences and communities in a variety of venues including New York City Public Schools, museums, libraries, universities, and theaters.

Description

¡Retumba! (Resound!), formed in 1981, is the performance arm of One World Arts Inc. ¡Retumba! multi-ethnic Afro-Caribbean music, dance, and percussion ensemble. In line with One World Arts' mission, ¡Retumba! celebrates the rich diversity and underlying similarities among cultures through performing a cross-section of dance, percussion, and song styles from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Haiti, Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. ¡Retumba! interweaves the dynamic power of polyrhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, and the drama and excitement of African dance and traditions with their own creative expression. ¡Retumba! seeks to empower women and young girls by emphasizing the particular strengths and sensitivities of multicultural women performing together in celebration while at the same time demonstrating how the joy of life can be experienced through the gift of diversity.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Theater Arts
  • Arts Administration

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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