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Regional Arts Council
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:12:32 PM »
Englewood-based non-profit looking to form regional arts council
September 11, 2014    Last updated: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:32 AM
By Stephanie Noda
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ENGLEWOOD - A local non-profit plans to create a regional arts council to help local arts organizations connect with each other and for promotion.

ArtsBergen, under the umbrella of the Englewood-based Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, hopes to become a centralizing body that connects arts groups and artists together.

"We basically want to support the creative sector in this area and to engage the community and the arts to encourage creative placemaking," said Danielle De Laurentis, associate director of the foundation.

The non-profit held approximately five meetings to create an executive committee and a preliminary business plan for funding and ways to move ArtsBergen forward, said De Laurentis. Three taskforces focusing on marketing, networking and fundraising were also established during the meetings. A networking event is being planned for fall.

The arts council will mainly focus on connecting artists in municipalities surrounding Englewood, Hackensack and Teaneck, said De Laurentis. The group hopes to branch out to other areas in Bergen County as the organization grows.

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/non-profit-wants-to-form-regional-arts-council-1.1085674



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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 11:06:21 PM »
There was an article about this in Thursday's Record but I can't find it online.  All I can find is the article summary from Highbeam. If anyone has it, please post it.  Thanks. 

CITY LOOKS AT ARTS AS WAY TO AID ECONOMY

HACKENSACK - A group of business leaders dedicated to downtown redevelopment appears ready to spend $20,000 or more to kick-start the creation of a local arts team, with the goal of making the city a destination for cultural programs in northern New Jersey. During the monthly meeting of the Upper Main Alliance on Tuesday night, Leo Vazquez, executive director of the National Consortium of Creative Placemaking, pitched his plan to bring together arts- minded leaders in Hackensack.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-229340058.html


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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 10:40:24 AM »
If that article is online, it's really well-hidden. I couldn't even find it in the e-edition.

Fortunately, I still have the paper (and a scanner).

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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 02:26:48 PM »
Awesome.  Hopefully NJM will give us a pass on reprinting the whole article.  Thanks!!

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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 05:26:22 PM »
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS
Logo Design Needed for ArtsBergen, a
New Arts Council in Bergen County
 
ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern NJ Community Foundation, is an emerging arts council in Bergen County, NJ. We need a logo for the organization and are seeking a graphic designer to work with us. The logo should be suitable for mobile, digital, and print applications and brand ArtsBergen's mission to energize and unify artists and arts organizations and connect the Bergen County community to the arts.
 
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To Apply:
ArtsBergen is collecting portfolios of interested designers and will select one candidate with whom to collaborate in the logo design process. Applicants should complete an online entry form and submit the following by email to: artsbergen@nnjcf.org or by mail to: Northern NJ Community Foundation, 1 Grand Avenue, Suite 3, Englewood, NJ 07631, Attn: ArtsBergen
Entry form - click here
Portfolio of a minimum of 5 works
Resume/CV
Requirement:
Artists who either work or live in Bergen County are eligible.
 
Compensation:
The selected artist will receive recognition, design credit, and $500.
 
Submission Receipt Deadline:
November 7, 2014
 
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Any questions please contact Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, at danielle@nnjcf.org / 201-568-5608.

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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 04:20:50 PM »
OnStage
Covering All Things Theatre Locally & Beyond
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Profiles in New Jersey Theater: Greg Liosi of the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center
by Jon Ciccarelli, OnStage New Jersey Theatre Columnist

Putting together a production on stage is a collaboration of many individuals with many talents and anyone who tells you otherwise are either being untruthful or selectively minded. The starring actors usual get all of the audience accolades as they are the main focus however, they would be nothing without their supporting players, director, stage manager, music director, stage crew, set crew, publicity people, and other personnel who contribute not only to a success of a show but its very existence. Very often in Community Theater and in Equity Theater many of the aforementioned show duties are filled by the same people.


(Greg Liosi Artistic Director of the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center)

Its these multitaskers who are usually the first to open up the rehearsal space and close and clean it up long after the actors and crew have left the building. They are the ones who think about what props are needed, know what PR has to go out, manage the show budget, procure costumes, and oversee a myriad of other minor details that if arent dealt with will significantly impact a show. They worry about every detail and deal with each problem usually when no one else will do it or will even care to do it. They go by such names as producer, artistic director and company manager. These dedicated people can be behind the scenes or quite visible but often go unsung for all their necessary efforts.

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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 07:33:56 PM »
The Company is a professional theater group that performs regularly at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center. 

Their classes being on November 17, 2014.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who has considered acting.

More information: http://www.njacademy.org/classes

Our comprehensive actor's training program will address the individual needs of each actor, through practical experience and hands-on, one on one education.

At the academy, both beginning and experienced actors will find something that challenges them and helps them grow.  Headed by The Companys Artistic Director, Lou Scarpati, academy classes will help actors nurture their talents and develop their confidence.
 
Also, as we are aligned with The Company theatre and production arms, the academy provides those who complete the program an inside opportunity to audition for upcoming productions and become members of The Company.

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Re: Regional Arts Council
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Re: Regional Arts Council
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2014, 04:02:41 PM »
Latest article below.

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 04:26:41 PM »
Hackensack alliances art consultant working to build city arts scene
November 19, 2014, 9:29 PM    Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:34 PM
By Todd South
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HACKENSACK An arts consultant hired by an alliance of downtown business and property owners is set to build a team that would survey, build and grow a highly local city arts scene.

The Upper Main Alliance voted in its October meeting to spend $20,500 to hire Leo Vazquez, a creative place-making consultant, to advise a team of local arts-conscious residents and work with them through a nine-month program to install an ongoing focus on the arts in Hackensack.

The alliance budget is funded through an assessment on alliance property owners, not residential homeowners.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/hackensack-alliance-s-art-consultant-working-to-build-city-arts-scene-1.1137023

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Public Meetings on Arts & Culture. Please Join Us!
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2015, 11:57:23 AM »
Public Meetings on Arts & Culture. Please Join Us!


Arts and Culture for a Better Hackensack

Image courtesy of Howdy Stranger

Please join us in a public conversation for all Hackensack residents, business owners and anyone who loves Hackensack. Explore how arts and creativity can help improve quality of life and opportunities in Hackensack. Learn about the new city-wide creative placemaking effort. Share your ideas and help the Hackensack Creative Team learn what would make Hackensack a better place for you.

Tuesday, February 17th, 6 to 8pm
Wednesday, February 18th, 6 to 8pm

Johnson Public Library
274 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ

Please RSVP to info@uppermain.org.  Let us know which night(s) you will be attending.  You can also rsvp by phone to 201-498-1690.  Email is preferred because it will allow us to notify you of cancelations or possible change in location.

This event is sponsored by the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance in cooperation with the City of Hackensack and ArtsBergen.

www.uppermain.org
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http://www.nnjcf.org/what-we-do/artsbergen/   
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