Our Land Acknowledgement: Where do we stand? We are still learning as an organization, but to the best of our knowledge, the Louis Armstrong House Museum stands on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and a people who continue to live and work on this land to this day. We stand in a community that has been home to immigrants from many nations throughout its history and through today. We stand in a community that, in the 1940’s, welcomed two Black artists, at a time when many communities did not. We stand because of the support of community members and leaders who have passed, including Selma Heraldo, Michael Cogswell, Phoebe Jacobs, Stanley Crouch and Jimmy Heath. And we stand in the legacy of both Louis and Lucille Armstrong.

Center for Artistic Activism is Looking for Workshop Leaders

The Center for Artistic Activism is looking for enthusiastic, insightful, and dedicated people to teach artistic activism. Workshop Leader is a part-time contract position starting in January 2022. It can be fully remote but can involve travel in the future for in-person workshops. The timing will be flexible and based on the trainer’s schedule as much as possible but will be between 5-30 hours per month. There will be a paid orientation in January (in person if possible, with all travel paid). The contract will initially be from Jan-June with plans to extend and possibly increase hours after that. Trainers will be paid at a rate of $30 – $35/hr based on past experience. Learn more here.

Grant for Teaching Artists 

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is proud to launch the New York State Teaching Artist Mentorship Program. This regrant opportunity seeks to proactively help mid-career Teaching Artists from across the state develop the networks, skills, and increased capacities necessary to support career advancement and sustainability.  The program is supported with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. The formalized program will pair 14 mid-career Teaching Artists from communities historically underrepresented in the arts education field with a mentor educator or arts leader. Each participating Teaching Artist will be given $2,200 to support their participation in the program. Visit their website to learn more about the program, eligibility, and application. If you have any questions not covered on the website, reach out to mentorship@nycaieroundtable.org.


Culture Supports Communities: Cultural Solidarity Fund

From Commissioner Gonzalo Casals: “In a report released this summer, Center for an Urban Future found that “more than half of the artists and creative workers employed pre-pandemic” were still laid off or furloughed. With relief funding largely directed to organizations, these artists had less support to see them through the pandemic – in a city where survival was challenging even before the pandemic. Research from the Social Impact of the Arts project has also demonstrated that cultural activity correlates with safer, stronger, healthier communities.” As part of the solution, The Louis Armstrong House Museum supports the Cultural Solidarity Fund.

Queens Rising

Queens Rising is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture celebration, scheduled for June 2022, designed to highlight our borough’s cultural and creative diversity by amplifying and promoting Queens arts and culture. Learn more HERE.

Louis En Casa

Celebrating the connection of Louis Armstrong and Latin America. View a selection of our events from this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month on-demand. //Celebrando la conexión de Louis Armstrong y América Latina. Vea una selección de nuestros eventos del Mes de la Herencia Hispana de este año a pedido.

Louis En Casa Film on Facebook. With over 300,000 views!  Louis En Casa es un recorrido filmado por la Casa Louis Armstrong Museo todo en español, presentado por el ganador del premio Grammy Latino Trompetista, Vocalista y Productora Linda Briceño.  //Louis En Casa is a filmed tour of the Louis Armstrong House Museum all in Spanish, hosted by Latin Grammy Award winning Trumpeter, Vocalist and Producer Linda Briceño.

IBETA/RESILIENCE: Thank you to Edmar Castañeda (Musician) Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez (Visual Artist), A Better New York and all of our community members for an amazing initiative and culminating performance!