African Voices Communications Inc

aka African Voices   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  http://www.africanvoices.com

Mission

African Voices Communications, Inc., a non-profit arts organization, is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding through art, literature and film.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Ms Carolyn A. Butts

Main address

325 Lafayetta Avenue, C.F. Suite

Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA

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EIN

13-3687018

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

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Our programs

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African Voices

Founded in 1992, our mission is carried out through public programs, arts appreciation and the publication of African Voices magazine. The magazine plays a pivotal role in helping writers and visual artists establish careers in art and publishing. Our writers have published work in poetry and fiction anthologies while others have completed novels and memoirs. The magazine reaches 33,000+ followers via our websites and social media network. African Voices has earned national respect among the literary community for publishing excellent fiction, poetry and artwork.

African Voices has a history of providing leadership within the arts community. Over the past 27 years, African Voices has published the works of over 4,270 emerging artists of color and presented more than 7,500 community programs to expand access to the arts. Each year, African Voices provides artistic services to 5,000 artists of color and young people throughout New York City and the tri-state area.

PROGRAMS:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, a film festival devoted to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers; AV Readings, Performance & Workshop Series, a program that offers writing workshops for emerging artists and presents readings by established authors and poets; and Get Your Read On! (GYRO!), a literacy program that uses the arts to strengthen young people’s math, reading, writing and oral communication skills.
Reel Sisters is the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival for narrative shorts devoted to women filmmakers. Reel Sisters is listed number 3 on Film Daily’s top 10 list of women-centered film festivals. The National Endowment for the Arts is a funder for Reel Sisters 2019 season! Reel Sisters will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary in 2019. For information on African Voices call 212-865-2982.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Adults

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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African Voices Communications Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeannette Curtis-Rideau

Jeannett Curtis-Rideau

Kenneth Meeks

Vera Sims

Carolyn Butts

Tracie Morris

Ebonee Tinker, Esq.