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Mission Statement

To cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan.


The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization launched in 2007 under the incubation of the Hispanic Federation and with the financial support of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. NoMAA's mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan. Since 2007, NoMAA has been serving and promoting the works of artists in these communities as well as developing partnerships with businesses and other organizations to increase the visibility of this area of Manhattan.

NoMAA programs and services:

- NoMAA Re-grant Program:
Supports new works by individual artists and capacity building projects for arts organizations in Washington Heights/ Inwood. This program is possible thanks to the support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ). For more information about the NoMAA Re-grant Program please write to info@nomaanyc.org or call 212.568.4396.

- NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute:
The NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute is a day-long training conference for artists and arts organizations from Washington Heights and Inwood (WH/I). The overall goal of the Institute is to provide information and assistance to help artists and arts groups sustain themselves through their art and be part of the arts marketplace in New York City and beyond. The Technical Assistance Institute responds to the developmental needs of the artistic and cultural community. There are hundreds of individual artists living and working in the Washington Heights/Inwood area as well as dozens of small groups, primarily artist-run groups, actively engaged in arts and cultural programming. NoMAA recognizes the important role that local artists and arts groups serve in the socio and economic well-being of the community and their potential of contributing significantly to the overall arts movement in New York City.

- NoMAA Website: www.nomaanyc.org
Provides information about NoMAA's programs and services, resources for artists, news, links to other arts organizations and resources, and a calendar of all things and events related to the arts scene in Northern Manhattan. The website will feature a directory of artists and arts organizations in the community.

- NoMAA E-Newsletter:
A biweekly, bilingual (Eng/Spa) e-newsletter featuring all the arts activities going on in Washington Heights and Inwood. NoMAA also sends emails periodically with news that relates specifically to artists including upcoming grants opportunities, free workshops, etc.

- The Annual Uptown Arts Stroll:
A month-long arts festival that promotes the works of artists in all disciplines, and the many community attractions in Washington Heights/Inwood during the month of June.

- The First Thursdays Arts and Business Stroll:
Monthly guided tours of local businesses, arts studios and galleries, organized by local artists and business partners.

- NoMAA Artists' Salon:
Four times a year, the last Monday of March, June, September and November, at local venues. The Artists Salon serves as a space in which artists of all disciplines can exhibit their work, perform, network and create partnerships with each other (Subject to schedule changes.)



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