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African Voices Communications, Inc., a non-profit arts organization, is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding through art, literature and film.
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 38,000+ 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.
Spelman College, a historic Black women’s university, has acquired African Voices’ arts collection. In 2022, African Voices received the National Endowment for the Arts – American Rescue Plan grant to support our service to community and artists.
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Over the past 30 years, African Voices has published the works of over 4,470 emerging artists of color and presented more than 10,500 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.
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is 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 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn.
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. Reel Sisters will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2022. For information on African Voices call 212-865-2982 or visit www.reelsisters.org.