This Giving Tuesday

Arts Horizons (AH) is in our 44th year as a non-profit arts organization that enhances the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts. We believe that arts and culture are fundamental to enrich education and provide meaningful interactions for communities to reflect on shared human experiences. Arts Horizons reaches over 200,000 students, teachers, artists, families, and community workers each year and we need your help to continue this important work.
 
As we re-emerge from the pandemic, we champion the arts as the cornerstone to rebuild and reimagine our communities of learning.  Your support will help us continue our longstanding specialty programs for social emotional learning, culturally responsive arts workshops, and those for multilingual learners, special education, hospital schools and seniors. Your support will enable professional teaching artists to dedicate their talents to uplift communities through the artist and reach the next generation of leaders, creatives, and thinkers for innovation and social change.

Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 27, 2022), is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. At Arts Horizons, we value the work of our professional teaching artists who dedicate their talents to uplift communities and reach the next generation of leaders, creatives, and thinkers for innovation and social change.

This long weekend, won’t you consider supporting your local artists and arts organizations doing this essential work. #supportlocalartists #artshorizons #artsednow #artsareessential #artistsunday #njarts #nycteachingartists #donatenow

New Job Position Alert: PART-TIME OPERATIONS COORDINATOR (NONPROFIT)

Are you looking to work in a creative industry with a dynamic nonprofit organization in our 44th year of operations? Do you align with our mission to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts? Could a flexible schedule during business hours, Monday through Friday work for you? Arts Horizons has a new job position and seeks a Part-Time Operations Coordinator for our Englewood, NJ office.

The Operations Coordinator position will be for 20 hours/week ONSITE at the Arts Horizons office in Englewood, NJ. The schedule can be flexible during business hours M-F between 8:00am and 5:00am. The position will support nonprofit office and virtual operations to ensure that tasks are accomplished efficiently and effectively. They will provide database support using QuickBooks to assist Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables. They will oversee organization registrations, execute purchasing, and manage relationships with key vendors. They will streamline operational procedures, assist with special events and conduct research for new initiatives for quality improvement in our day-to-day operations. The position will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Finance Manager Consultant and Program Managers.

POSITION DUTIES 

  • Database entry in QuickBooks for Accounts Receivables to generate and issue monthly invoices 
  • Support Accounts Payables to enter vendor bills and artist invoices in QuickBooks 
  • Liaise with vendors and execute purchasing  
  • Ensure that office equipment is maintained properly 
  • Serve as a point person with vendors for office technology systems and platforms and coordinate training with staff 
  • Conduct research for new technology and initiatives for quality improvement in our day-to-day operations. 
  • Document and file paperwork in digital, cloud based and paper formats 
  • Coordinate logistics for trainings, special projects, and events 
  • Support with grants and donor management tasks 
  • Assist to upload digital content on website and social media channels 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred 
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to analyze administrative, financial, and technical problems and recommend effective solutions 
  • Background and/or interest in arts, education, and/or non-profit organizations 
  • Detail-oriented & able to work flexibly & collaboratively across different departments 
  • Marketing and Social Media Skills a plus 

TO APPLY
Please e-mail thoughtful cover letter, resume, to:
Dena Isles, Executive Director
dena@artshorizons.org
No phone calls please
Deadline: Thursday December 15th, 2022

About Arts Horizons:

Arts Horizons has positively impacted more than 10 million people through the arts over the past 44 years. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts. We believe that arts and culture are fundamental to enrich education and provide meaningful interactions for communities to reflect on shared human experiences. Drawing on our wealth of experience, we offer innovative multi-cultural arts programming for youth from early childhood through senior citizens. The full breadth of our arts and culture programming reaches schools, hospitals, camps, community centers, senior centers, independent living facilities, public libraries, and community events.

AH Welcomes Felysse Goldman to Our Team

Arts Horizons is pleased to welcome Felysse Goldman to our team as the new Program Coordinator. In this role, she will provide administrative support to the New York Programs, New Jersey Programs and Live Performance Program departments. Before coming to Arts Horizons, Felysse worked as an English as a Second Language teacher, Academic Adviser and Executive Assistant at UCEDA Institute, a private language school in New Jersey. Before deciding to teach, she spent two and a half months volunteering at a school in Guatemala. Additionally, she has held positions in retail and interned at New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior with a minor in Agroecology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

While she is the “new kid” at Arts Horizons, she is excited to assist and further the mission of “bringing the arts to people of all ages to enhance their lives”. To Felysse, the arts are away to bring people of all cultures, faiths, languages and walks of life together to find common ground and self-expression.


Felysse Goldman
Program Coordinator
201-567-1766 ext. 107 (NJ)
212-268-7219 ext. 107 (NY)
felysse@artshorizons.org

Painting of Mural Celebrating Black Women Suffragists and Black Women Launches in Englewood.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen announces the launch of the painting of “The Black Women’s Mural: Celebrating Black Suffragists and Black Women in Englewood” on the Women’s Rights Information Center’s building, located at 108 W. Palisade Avenue in downtown Englewood, New Jersey.  The mural uses the design input from Black women in the city and the larger community.

From October 28 through November 11, the public may watch artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh paint the mural during general hours Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.  Filming of a video, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Englewood and the Teaneck Englewood And Vicinity Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., will document the project and mural process, as a memorable event in women’s history in Englewood.  The design will be painted and revealed on the east-facing wall of The Women’s Rights Information Center building.

Fazlalizadeh, a Black-Iranian visual artist and Oklahoma City native, is a painter, whose work ranges from the gallery to the streets, using visual art to address the daily oppressive experiences of marginalized people through beautifully drawn and painted portraits.  Her street art series, “Stop Telling Women to Smile”, addressing sexual harassment in public spaces, appears on walls across the globe.  In 2019, she was the inaugural Public Artist in Residence for the New York City Commission on Human Rights.  The New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, the New Yorker, and Time Magazine profiled her work.

Black Women’s Mural Reveal

The mural will celebrate Black women’s voices, raise awareness about Black suffragists, and encourage civil discourse within the community.  The official reveal of the Black Women’s Mural takes place on November 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. in an outdoor ceremony.  The Northern NJ Community Foundation and its partners invite the public to celebrate the completion of this special project driven by Englewood Black women and the Black suffragists, who inspired them.

The NNJCF’s ArtsBergen initiative is implementing the project in collaboration with these community partners: The Women’s Rights Information Center, Metro Community Center, and the Woman’s Club of Englewood.  The major supporters for the project are the NNJCF, AARP New Jersey, Valley Bank, Sozosei Foundation, Visions Federal Credit Union, Age-Friendly Englewood, and PNC Bank.  Learn more about the project on the Foundation’s website at https://bit.ly/AARPCommunityGrant and bit.ly/3qpZvTG.

Black Girls Empowerment Workshop

In celebration of the Black Women’s Mural Project, Arts Horizons (AH), a non-profit arts in education organization committed to enhancing the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts, will host the Black Girls Empowerment workshop on Thursday, November 10, 2022.  The workshop will take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church, located at 216 4th Street in Englewood, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

 

The visual arts workshop for sixth to ninth graders will be facilitated by AH Teaching Artist Michele Baldwin, a multi-talented creative artist, storyteller, and award-winning producer/filmmaker, and explore empowerment through the lens of Black suffragists and raise awareness of their importance.  In addition, participants will walk away with a mini mural keepsake they create.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Arts Horizons, a recipient of a Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County grant, is hosting this workshop in partnership with the NNJCF and In the Meantime.

Registration is limited. To register, complete the online Google form at https://bit.ly/3FplIJd no later than Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. For more information, contact stephanie@artshorizons.org

Voter Education

The League of Women Voters will be available on Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 each day to Get Out the Vote.  The League will answer questions and provide information to passersby about the three ways registered voters in the General Election may vote: by mail, in-person early voting, or at an assigned polling place on Election Day on November 8, 2022.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation
Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, public health, the environment, philanthropy, and the arts.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

About ArtsBergen

ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, is an arts alliance in Bergen County, New Jersey that supports and encourages creative placemaking, the practice of integrating arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy.  The initiative’s mission is to energize and unify Bergen County artists and arts organizations and connect the communities in the region to the arts.

      

Black Girls Empowerment Workshop

Black Girls Empowerment Workshop

Thursday, November 10, 2022
4:30-7:00 PM

Ebenezer Baptist Church
216 4th Street
Englewood, NJ

Join us for a visual arts workshop led by Arts Horizons Teaching Artist Michele Baldwin, where we will explore empowerment through the lens of the Black suffragists and raise awareness of their importance. Each participant will walk away not only inspired and empowered but also with a mini mural keepsake they’ve created. Bring your imagination and creativity!

Registration is limited. Please click on the Google form to register by November 7, 2022, at 11:00 pm. Parents are welcome to attend.

For more information, email: stephanie@artshorizons.org

In celebration of the Black Women’s Mural Project
Supported by a grant from The Community Chest
Special thanks to Northern New Jersey Community Foundation and In The Meantime

AH Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15th – October 15, 2022

Join Arts Horizons in a vibrant celebration of the heritage, artistry, culture and pride of the Afro-Latinx, Latinx, and Hispanic communities. While Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, our assembly programs and arts workshops delight and educate audiences all year long. Preview some of our brilliant programs that highlight the rich artistic traditions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Spain, and the United States including:

SALSA FESTIVAL: Live Performance Assembly led by Mr. Louis Bauzo

Using a variety of jazz and authentic Latin percussion instruments, talented musicians explore the Afro-Cuban roots of Salsa and its more contemporary variations. In Spanish, the word “salsa” means “sauce.” Salsa music is a spicy mixture of rhythms originating from many different cultures. Using a variety of jazz and authentic Latin percussion instruments, five talented musicians explore the Afro-Cuban roots of Salsa and its more contemporary variations. Students are introduced to basic techniques, the role of each instrument, and the concept of the clave rhythm – the unifying element of Salsa. The tremendous influence that Latin American music and American Pop and Jazz have on each other is demonstrated in the Arts Horizons live performance assembly, Salsa Festival

Mr. Louis Bauzo is the band Leader and Percussionist who has played with many of the top Latin bands including the Tito Puente Orchestra, Machito and Eddie Palmieri. Educated at the Juilliard School of Music, he has also studied African and Latin cultures and music in Africa, Puerto Rico and Cuba. He has taught Latin percussion at the Boys Harbor Center for Performing Arts for the past 25 years and acted as a consultant for Harbor Performing Arts Center during the US tour of Conjunto Folklorica Nacional de Cuba. He has recorded with Paul Simon and Manhattan Transfer, and performed in many TV commercials including Coca Cola.

VIVA MEXICO! Live Performance Assemblies and Workshops with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Congratulations to Calpulli’s Cofounder and Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez who was honored as one of 78 Notable Hispanic leaders of 2022 by Craines New York. The esteemed individuals are honored for their accomplishments and their records of powering change. Mr. Alberto Lopez develops develops educational content with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and works with dancers, artists and musicians to ensure the company’s artistic cohesion and to celebrate Mexican culture. Arts Horizons values our work together to present live performance assemblies and workshops for students that incorporate dance, music and theater to promote the rich diversity of Mexican cultural heritage.

‘Viva Mexico,’ presents a colorfully costumed, engaging and passionate repertoire that presents Aztec dances and dances from states in Mexico such as Jalisco, Michoacan, Puebla, and Veracruz. Music is an important element of the performance. The music combines coastal Mexican rhythms, Aztec drums and sounds, and Mariachi to create a stimulating visual and auditory performance.

Calpulli celebrates the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision. The fresh, vital repertoire honors Mexico’s past and immigrant life in the United States. Calpulli offers an array of programming to educators allowing access to the company’s expertise in Mexican traditional dance, music, garment-making, and culture.

Additional Classroom and Family Workshops

Latin Fusion Dance * Zumba * Afro-Cuban Dance * Afro-Cuban Percussion * Mexican Folk Dance * Visual Arts Workshops celebrating Hispanic and Latin Artists


For More Information or bookings, please contact:
Gloria Page, Manager of Performances
 gloria@artshorizons.org 
201-567-1766 ext. 120

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