On May 15, 2018 at Queens Council on the Arts I hosted "Aging in Place through a Creative Lens," a conference dedicated to address how the arts and social services industries can work together to improve the quality of life of NYC's elderly population. I had been coordinating the conference for 6 months and the event successfully culminated with a packed house. The conference brought together artists, arts educators, social services workers, city government representatives, and arts program funders. Hear what some the event's attendees and planning partners had to say about the impact of the conference on our latest podcast.
Planning committee members for "Aging in Place through a Creative Lens" included Rochdale Village Neighborhood Senior Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, Elders Share the Arts, RPGA Studio, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, AHRC, Lifetime Arts, Sterling National Bank, and Coffeed.
"ArtsNow," an Akron, Ohio-based arts service organization, recently launched its new podcast series "Gimme Arts Now." Host Roger Riddle reached out to me to learn what's happening in the literary arts world in Queens, NYC.
Creative Conversations is a program that I launched at Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) that organizes artists around the issues most important to them and their communities. This podcast series is produced in partnership with Clocktower Radio.
I was invited by Phillip Harvey to interview on C3 Arts Radio WHCR to talk about what's happening at The Clever Agency.
This is audio from a town hall that I organized for Queens Council on the Arts, hosted at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Artists and community stakeholders discussed the rapid, new development of southeast Jamaica, Queens, and how to empower themselves considering the changes to the community. We were joined by a panel comprised of the Department of Cultural Affairs' Kendal Henry (Percent for Art); David Johnston, Executive Director of Exploring the Metropolis; and JCAL's Executive Director Cathy Hung.