Project Backboard

  Project Backboard is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to renovate public basketball courts and install large scale works of art on the surface in order to strengthen communities, improve park safety, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively about their environment. St. Nicholas Park, Harlem This basketball court […]

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New Program

Covid 19 revealed that many Americans wanted to connect more with nature, people, and meaningful activities. For years, the arts community has been trying to engage the public. It wasn’t until we lost those connections that people rallied to save them. The West Harlem Art Fund is developing two Public Program Fellowships to create programs […]

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CITY OF WATER DAY INSTALLATION

New York, NY… The West Harlem Art Fund is proud to present for City of Water Day, Brooklyn-based floral designer Joshua Werber. Werber will “flower bomb” an outdoor sculptural work adjoining Building 10B on Governors Island in Nolan Park. Joshua Werber’s installation “Goals are Fluid” is a site specific reaction to, and a collaboration with, […]

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A NEW DECADE

The West Harlem Art Fund will turn 22 years old on January 1, 2020. A double digit year like 2020. Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number […]

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BLACK POWER MOVEMENT AT SCHOMBURG CENTER

Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is located in the newly-renovated Main Exhibition […]

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