Jamaica Is...Building


About Jamaica Is...

Jamaica Is…
was born out of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Building Community Capacity Initiative (BCC), which takes a collaborative and comprehensive approach towards building and enhancing resources that support the vitality of arts and culture in Southeast Queens.

Over the last year, we’ve hosted free tours of local landmark institutions, panel discussions, workshops, and held a community-wide visioning summit to build connections around the vast diversity and strong artistic legacy of our beloved neighborhoods. We’ve also conducted extensive research to understand the assets, needs, and opportunities that need attention as we continue to develop our platform. As the start-up funding of the program comes to end, we need your help to keep all of this exciting work moving forward!  

As we look to utilize all of the information we’ve compiled and take Jamaica Is… into the sustainability phase, we need funding to keep our staff, facilitate programming and offer community resources. 

Our vision for Southeast Queens is a community that highlights the arts and culture and that encourages and strengthens broad participation and collaboration through engaging residents, artists, students, and cultural institutions of all kinds. We’d love your support to make this vision a reality!

Here's Our History...

Here's what Resident's and Guests Have to Say...
 
With additional funds from the New York Community Trusts’ Cultural Agenda Fund, Jamaica Is… dedicated staff completed a deeper research study that serves three purposes:

(1) Help inform the Cultural Plan of New York City being rolled out in July 2017

2) Guide burgeoning capacity building efforts in the arts and culture sector in Southeast Queens as the community enters a crucial yet delicate stage of rezoning and development.

3) Facilitate community growth initiatives and platforms that diversify, include and express the Arts & Culture of southeast Jamaica, Queens.


Jamaica Is... our vision, our art, our culture, our home. Our vision for Southeast Queens is a community that highlights the arts and culture and that encourages and strengthens broad participation and collaboration through engaging residents, artists, students, and cultural institutions of all kinds.

Here's What We Have Done...
- Rufus King Manor Park Tour
- Visioning Summit
   (Stakeholder Conference)
-  Jamaica Is... Evolving
   (Economic Development Panel & Discussion)
Here's How You Can Help!

                            Campaign Ends December 31, 2017

Join Us In The Fight...

                               Let's Keep The Ball Rolling...

                                                                              #JamaicaIsBuilding





Donation Level & Rewards!

$10 | Thank You
Jamaica, Queens is filled with Artistic & Entrepreneurial Talent. Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is... Thank You Postcard in honor of your Donation. Each Postcard is unique and original, created by one of the many Artists who support Jamaica Is...
Thank You!

$25 | High 5
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is... Thank You, Postcard and Jamaica Is... in honor of your Donation. 
Thank You, High Five!

$50 | Double High 5
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is... Thank You, Postcard and Jamaica Is... Sticker and Acknowledgment on All Programming as a Double High Five Donor.
Thank You, Double High 5!

$100| Neighbor
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is... Thank You Postcard, Jamaica Is… Sticker, T-Shirt and  Acknowledgment on All Programming as a Neighbor.
Thank You, Neighbor!

$175| Team Player
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is...Thank You Postcard, Jamaica Is...Sticker, T-Shirt & Tumbler. One(1) Ticket to
Live/Virtual  Event of Choice and Acknowledgment on All Programming as a Team Player.
You're such a Team Player, Thank You!

$300| Team Leader
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is...Thank You Postcard, Jamaica Is...Sticker, T-Shirt & Tumbler, Two (2) Tickets to
Live/Virtual  Event of Choice and Acknowledgment on All Programming as a Team Leader.
Way To Go, Team Leader! Thank You!

$500| Charter Member
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is... Thank You Postcard, Jamaica Is...Loyalty Pack+ Tix, Custom Video Short for Social Media. Acknowledgment on All Programming as a Charter Member.
Thank You!

$1000| Superstar
Enjoy a Custom Jamaica Is...Thank You Postcard, Jamaica Is...Loyalty Bundle +Tix,  Custom Social Media Video Short, Kudos in all programming.
Thank You!

Donations

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  • Jamaal Francis 
    • $175 
    • 42 mos
  • Carl Clay 
    • $175 
    • 42 mos
  • Patricia Robinson 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Imani Bentham 
    • $1,025 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Nia Bentham 
    • $1,025 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Jamaica Is 
Organizer
Jamaica, NY
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