After almost 20 years at 1401 Hollins Street, NDC finds new home on North Ave!
NDC is joining a hub of small arts & culture nonprofits at Motor House, including the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, FutureMakers, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Arts Every Day, Station North Arts & Entertainment, and BARCO. The building, located across the street from MICA’s Frederick Lazarus IV Graduate Center, is also home to artist’s studios and a theatre. A cafe is expected in 2016.
“We are thrilled to be part of the North Avenue renaissance anchored in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, including the Centre Theatre and the upcoming revitalization of the Parkway Theater. ” – Jennifer Goold, Executive Director
There is going to a party on March 12th, 2016 to share the new digs with our friends, so mark your calendars now!
NDC awarded two-year arts management training and consultancy program with The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland
The Neighborhood Design Center is thrilled to be part of the cohort joining the DeVos Institute and the University of Maryland to build a robust non-profit arts & culture ecosystem in Baltimore city. Can’t wait to see all of the beautiful work that follows. Learn more here.
Capacity Building: Baltimore is made possible with the support of the University of Maryland. Organizing Support for Capacity Building: Baltimore is provided by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the Maryland Humanities Council.
We are excited to announce that NDC has received funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to start a new pilot program: Stormwater Savvy, a community design process for stormwater management master planning. We are grateful for this support from CBT and the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. Get in touch if your community, small municipality, faith-based organization, or school is interested in coming up with a plan of action for dealing with stormwater!
Join us at Union Craft Brewery this Thursday from 5-7 for hot soup, fresh bread, and the latest saison with your favorite NDC folks and friends. We’ll have our new SWAG there for purchase, including T-shirts, tote bags, and limited-edition posters by Gaia, Oliver Munday, and Baltimore Globe. Free beer with your new membership to NDC!
PROGRAM MANAGER Neighborhood Design Center Riverdale Park, MD
The primary responsibility of this position is to manage green infrastructure programs at the NDC Riverdale Park office in Prince Georges County, MD. The program manager is responsible for managing programs addressing design for storm water management, urban and neighborhood streetscape and street tree programs, and project data management and tracking. This position requires the ability to manage multiple programs, manage contracts, update and maintain meticu-lous records, write proposals, prepare reports, oversee staff and remain up to date on current research and best practices of the field. The Program Manager maintains critical relationships with funders, community stakeholders, contractors and partners to ensure the ongoing success of these programs.
In addition, the Program Manager will assist on several other programs within the Neighborhood Design Center, including but not limited to: Community Design Services, the annual “Clean Up, Green Up” Day, and other special projects. As this is a small nonprofit work environment, tasks are varied and a flexible mindset and willingness to “pitch in” are highly valued. Neighborhood Design Center is a team-oriented, creative work environment. This position requires occasional evening and weekend attendance at meetings and other events.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Salary range is $50,000-55,000. This is a full-time position with benefits. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, health, dental and life insurance and 403(b) retirement plan. EEO.
-Bachelors Degree in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Environmental Studies or related fields. Masters degree a plus. -3-5 years project management and/or program management experience. -Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, phone and email. -Ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders. -Able to complete site visits and occasionally work outside, year round. -Possess valid driver’s license and be willing to use personal vehicle (mileage reimbursable). -Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel.
Desirable qualifications -Masters Degree or 5+years experience in relevant position. -Computer Skills: Arc-GIS,, Microsoft Access, PG Atlas, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite.
Please submit references, resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by Nov. 20th, 2014.
IMPACT Request for Proposals: Deadline September 3
Funding is available for a site-specific, public space installation this fall for a high-visibility site in North Brentwood, Maryland.
Proposals should explore how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways while investigating a dialogue between design practice and contemporary art.
Cross-disciplinary teams or pairs of artist/designers are encouraged to submit their concepts.
What happens if we cross-pollinate between creative fields? Unusual collaborations could include:
- landscape architect + sculptor = living sculpture
- architect + social practitioner = bus stop mini lounge
- industrial designer + sound artist = echo chamber play structure
- performance artist + fashion designer = velcro suit dance party
This call for proposals is intentionally open to accommodate the potential range found in contemporary place-making and tactical urbanism projects.
Information on how to apply can be found here: http://mdartplace.org/uploads/files/NDCMPACT%20RFP%20FINAL.pdf
This project is made possible by the generous folks at: Art Lives Here and Maryland Art Place
We are so grateful to the Clayton Baker Trust for their $12,000 grant and the Morton & Sophia Macht Foundation for their $3000 grant to NDC. Their steadfast support makes our Baltimore project work possible!
We encourage anyone who created or takes care of a beautiful garden or knows someone who does please download and fill out the 2014 Beautification Awards Application! We are of course seriously encouraging any of our groups who participated in Clean Up, Green Up 2013. It’s time to get recognition for your incredible efforts! Applications for Spring Gardens are due by April 1st and Summer Gardens are due May 20th. Check the right box, depending on when the garden looks best. Please, if you have any trouble filling out the application contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are thrilled to announce the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded NDC $25,000 with a $5,000 match for general operating. We will be focusing on Staff Development, Community Outreach and Education, and Board Development. This means keep your eyes open for volunteer opportunities in 2014!