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WHERE'S THE MONEY? 

November 30, 2022 @ 7:30pm - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161 - 04 Jamaica Avenue 

Join us for a Panel With Successful Artists & Creatives Talking about What You Want to Know to be Successful in your Art Field! Art - Poetry - Dance - Program Management - Business & More

As a part of Building Equity for BIIPOC Artists, an initiative funded by New York Community Trust, JCAL Presents Where's is the Money, curated and hosted by Paige "Queen Tut" Stewart.

To gain knowledge and be more successful, topics such as marketing, social media, grants, LLC & 501c3 status, fundraising, and other vital business practices will be discussed. The panel will answer questions from the live YouTube audience and the In Person Crowd.

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About The Panelists!

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Amy Simon is an educator, artist, activist and owner of ALLURE ART STUDIO in Queens. She began painting at 11 and continued painting throughout life. Amy decided that she wanted to own her art skills and share her art with the world. In April 2019 she opened ALLURE Art studio to merge her love of art & teaching and encourage others to explore their own creativity. Allure art studio is a creative arts space 

 where people go to learn & be inspired and network with like minded creatives. Now she hosts paint events and art classes for kids & adults and curates art shows at the studio to provide a platform for other artists. Her mission is to nurture creativity, confidence and culture in everyone through art.

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Kevin McEwen is a Professor of Dance at Queensborough Community College. Kevin’s dance focus is in traditional West African dance techniques from the countries of Mali and Senegal. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Kofago Dance Ensemble, an African Diasporic dance company. A graduate of the NYU’s Dance Education Graduate Program, Kevin is also versed in Afro Caribbean Folkloric, and various Afro-Modern/Contemporary techniques.

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Cito Blanko is a poet and author from the Bronx. He published his first book 98sense in September 2019. Cito is a well-known poet at the famous Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC. He has partner with New York public library to give poetry workshops for the community. His poems have been featured in The Source magazine. He has also been casted to perform his poetry in indie films including April Again.

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Mariano Martinez is Brooklyn born A.K.A @mariano_i_am first got his taste of dance while battling and free-styling on the Streets of the well known Himalayas at Coney Island’s Astroland Park. Putting his Caribbean background to use Mariano is not only well versed in Hip Hop. He also puts his knowledge of Salsa, African, House, Bachata, Dance Hall, Punta, Soca, and Street Jazz to great use, allowing him to

 teach internationally. Mariano’s work has been seen on Good Morning America, Fox5 news, and as far out as Central America and Korea.

              Mariano’s choreography of the Gunchei successfully brought back the forgotten formal dance of the Garifunas; A culture whose Language, Dance, and Music was proclaimed a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the United States Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). His contribution to the Garifuna culture through the amazing rendition of the once lost art of Gunchei, gained him recognition, including citations from city government officials.Mariano is currently Head Choreographer for #JDoveDanceAcademy, a free dance academy open to all NYC youth. He also serves as C.E.O/President of J-Dove Productions Inc, a Quinceañera/Sweet 16 & Special Events choreography company.