April 13th, 2015: Jason Maas is awarded Laundromat Project Create Change Fellowship 2015 and a Forward Flux NYC, collaborate:create residency  

April 7th, 2015: Hyperallergic wrote a wonderful write up about the Engaging Artists art show at Hot Wood Arts. Read the article here

March 5th, 2015: Curator Adam Zucker sat down with Jason Maas to interview him about his art, activism, arts administration and his socially conscious drawings on view during Armory Week at the (un)SCENE Art Show. Read the interview here.

January 13th, 2015: New York Foundation for the Arts spotlighted Jason Maas on their website. Read the interview and sign up to meet with him at the NYFA Doctor's Hours on March 23rd. 

September 21st, 2014: Jason Maas sat down with Bill Ayers at 95.5 WPLJ for a thirty-minute conversation about the AVC.

September 2nd, 2014: Queensbridge Residency for the Performing Arts deadline extended to September 15th! Click here to learn more and apply! 

June 3rd, 2014: The AV Center was donated a space to run a gallery and programing out of. The 700 square foot space located at 347 E 54th St. was and will be a restaurant again someday, but in the meantime, the AVC has a new temporary home! The first gallery show will be the work of the 15 Engaging Artist residents. The gallery will be open by appointment only, email info@avcenter.org to set up a viewing. The show runs through July 14th.

 

April 23rd, 2014: CALL FOR ARTISTS! 

The Artist Volunteer Center is partnering with More Art and Judson Memorial Church this summer to launch a unique six-week residency program called Engaging Artists. Click here for more info and to apply.

April 5th, 2014: Artist Volunteer Natasha Camhi began a mural painting program with middleschool students at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House in Long Island City. The students will learn about architecture and be encouraged to redesign their neighborhood and their city as the architects. The students will work with artists to realize their vision on large canvases to be displayed at Jacob Riis and Ravenswood community center. Material and Volunteer support will be provided by New York Cares. We are looking for more artists to help paint! contact info@avcenter.org for more info. 

February, 2014: Founder Jason A. Maas was asked by the nonprofit More Art to create a program to connect artists with homeless populations. The program, Engaging Artists, is a six-week residency that will provide 15 selected artists with weekly volunteer opportunities through partnerships with organizations such as Art Start. The artists' experience will be enriched and contextualized through weekly workshops at Judson Memorial Church with professionals in the field as well as artists, curators, and activists. The six-week residency program will be connected to their studio practice, encouraging the production of artwork that is informed by this unique program, which will culminate in a show of the work made during this time. Artists will be able to submit proposals for a project at the end of their residency, and selected projects will be funded by More Art to allow the artist to continue his or her work with this population.

January, 2014: Founder Jason A. Maas was selected to be a part of the Ben Appelbaum Foundation's Mentorship Program. BAF provides individuals with the inspiration, guidance, and practical assistance needed to undertake worthwhile entrepreneurial or charitable activities that offer long range benefits to society.

December 7th, 2013: Danspace is holding a series of performances at Industry City's show Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 on November 17th at 4pm. Proceeds from suggested $10 donation will benefit Rockaway Youth Task Force and The Artist Volunteer Center. For info and tickets, click here. 

December 5th, 2013: Founder Jason A. Maas has been invited to be a panelist for Brooklyn Arts Council's discussion "Documenting Sandy: Who's Story Is It, Who's Will It Become?" from 6:30-7:30 at the BAC Gallery, 111 Front St. Suite 218 in Brooklyn. Click here for more info.

November 19th, 2013: Founder & Director Jason A. Maas joined over 30 arts and cultural organizations to testify at the NYC City Council Hearing on the creation of a Cultural Plan for NYC.  The City Council will redraft the proposal as a result of the comments by the organizations.

November 17th, 2013: Presented by Danspace: Xaveria Simmons performed Yoko Ono's Cut Piece at Industry City's show Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 on November 17th at 4pm. The event was presented by Danspace and curated by Lydia Bell. Proceeds from suggested $10 donation benefited Rockaway Youth Task Force and The Artist Volunteer Center. For info, click here.

 October 15th, 2013: The nonprofit Art From The Ashes asked the talented artist and jewlery designer Miki Tanaka (who's home was flooded in Red Hook by Hurricane Sandy) to design a bracelet to support her community in the aftermath of the storm. Proceeds from the sales of the Red Hook Bracelet will benefit The Artist Volunteer Center. Click here for more info on this beautiful piece.