CREATE FAR ROCK Arts Initiative

A community-wide initiative to grow the capacity of arts and culture on the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula

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RISE led a community-wide initiative, CREATE FAR ROCK, in partnership with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, to envision the future of the arts on the eastern end of the Rockaways.

Local residents and stakeholders joined town hall meetings, participated in focus groups, and took our survey to help identify cultural assets and ways to grow the capacity of art and culture in the Rockaways.

Community input has been critical to ensure that arts and culture play a role in supporting a vibrant, equitable, and diverse Far Rockaway, especially in the face of recent city initiatives including NYC Economic Development Corporation's Downtown Far Rockaway Neighborhood Development and Resilient Edgemere Community Plan, conducted by NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Check out our final report: Far Rockaway Queens Neighborhood Arts & Cultural Inventory

Special thanks to FRANC (Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit  Coalition), Rockaway Artists Alliance, and the many local civic organizations that contributed to this report.