El Puente Executive Director Frances Lucerna discusses Cultural Organizing with EmcArts

In this podcast, EmcArts President Richard Evans hosts a conversation on how to strengthen communities through cultural initiatives. Our very own Frances Lucerna is joined with Caron Atlas, Co-Director of Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY) discuss how to best support existing communities through grassroots organizing around local cultural commonalities. El Puente is an active and founding member organization of NOCD-NY. 



El Puente holds Community Forum on Arts & Culture in Los Sures

The El Puente Green Light District Staff and key members of El Puente CADRE invited community members to partake in a community forum for the El Puente ¡WEPA! Project and address the questions: What is our vision for the future of the creative community in Los Sures and in what are concrete ways can we put this vision into action? 

Three El Puente teens awarded Van Lier Fellowships

In October, the New York Community Trust named El Puente a recipient of the Edward & Sally Van Lier Arts Fellowship. The grant will fund three-year multidisciplinary fellowships for three El Puente youth artists. Each fellow will receive cash scholarships for professional training and mentoring in the arts. 

The Van Lier Fund strives to create diverse and equitable access to the arts, and to develop the skills of talented young people in the arts.  


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