Feminist Casting Agency is a multi-disciplinary art experience with many manifestations from installations to roving performance to media art. Our work is playful, respectful, enlightening, inclusive, empowering, positive, and kind.
We support equal pay, equal employment, and equal representation.
Lumi Ciclo is a public projection installation on the walking bridge, that comes on every evening at sunset. The installation continues to run through to 1am. Every 15 minutes, on the hour, half-hour, and quarter, the animations change to indicate the time. In addition, the colors of the projections slowly evolve over the seasons.
A number of arts and cultural service organizations and individuals have created lists of resources for organizations and artists in response to COVID-19. We will continue to update this list. If you have other resources for the arts and cultural community to add to this list, please contact us. If you would like to post your COVID-19 resources, please see our guide.
ArtistRelief.org - To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
News from the Field continues to cover the latest on the response to the coronavirus and resources for the arts sector.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
COVID-19: Resources and an Update from NYFA contains resources from arts and culture organizations to supplement what you have likely already seen from city and national health organizations including information on emergency grants and health resources.
Save the date:Second Wednesday of the month at 7pmfor our Virtual Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost.
If you'd like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page orZOOM.
Up to 15 musicians are welcome to participate in the jam. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the name of your 3- to 4-minute tune (spontaneous: live or pre-recorded but please not a professional, edited recording).
Tickets: $10 for individual sessions/dates; $56 for All 8 Classes
Tickets may be purchased for all 8 sessions (choose the All 8 sessions ticket on April 6) or for individual sessions/dates.
Taught by jazz researcher and educator Ben Young, Jazz 101 is a survey of the history of Jazz music, held over eight two-hour sessions—one per week. The course is designed for listeners at all experience levels: Using historic Jazz recordings we illustrate where the music came from, how it works, and how the styles have evolved. We will also explore Jazz in the socio-historical context of 20th Century America. The essential part of course is great music and the rich stories of the figures who shaped the music. It’s a lecture format, but no question is too basic. No papers, no tests, no entrance requirements, no one will call on you in class. Just check in and dig the sounds.
Week 1 (4/6/2021, 7 PM ET): Introduction & Back Story - Overview of the course, and the prehistory of Jazz (Music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and others)
Week 2 (4/13/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz in New Orleans - The mechanics of the New Orleans Polyphony in context of New Orleans culture (music by King Oliver, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and others)
Week 3 (4/20/2021, 7 PM ET): The Jazz Age - Hot Dance bands and small groups on records in the 1920s. (Music of Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong and others)
Week 4 (4/27/2021, 7 PM ET): The Swing Era - Big bands ruled the earth, the charts and the airwaves (Music by Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday)
Week 5 (5/4/2021, 7 PM ET): Bebop - The intense new groove of the 1940s (Music by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie)
Week 6 (5/11/2021, 7 PM ET): Expansion - The new variants and ideas of the 1950s (Music by Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and others)
Week 7 (5/18/2021, 7 PM ET): Fusions - The blending of Jazz with Rock, Latin music, and Classical (Music by Machito, John Lewis, and others)
Week 8 (5/25/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz Today - Jazz up to now (Music of Quincy Jones, Cassandra Wilson and others)
Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN, is a women-led ensemble that fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. OKAN is an award-winning contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz duo.
Jihye Lee Quintet: Rest in the Arms of Motherlands
FRI, MAY 21, 2021 7:00 PM
The concert will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater and you can watch live on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube channel.
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, composer/arranger Jihye Lee brings her first, all-female, Korean jazz quintet to Flushing Town Hall to perform an elegy for victims of anti-Asian hate crimes, including a special dedication to the women of the recent tragedy in Atlanta, GA. Lee will present her original compositions as well as arrangements of well-known songs.
Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: An Evening of Animation Shorts
SAT, MAY 29, 2021 6:00 PM ET
Come celebrate APA Heritage Month with our returning popular production! Presented in partnership with Crazy Talented Asians & Friends, our curated animation short films will wow you with the animators’ creative digital art and storytelling talents.