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10 Minute Film Festival

The much anticipated 10-Minute Film Festival is here!


The online event consists of short films made by NYC based filmmakers with one central theme - 2020. It will take place exclusively on JCAL’s Youtube on April 16th and 17th at 7:30pm. With a theme of 2020, filmmakers will be given a platform to tell their stories, and interpret this unprecedented year in their artistry.

Encounters: Conversation with Artist Pairs and Curator

April 10, 2021, 2-4PM

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In a year defined by great turmoil and deep sorrow, when all forms of symbolic and actual distance, division, and isolation overwhelmed our daily lives and our world, how did we make space for meaningful creativity, connection, and collaboration? Curator, Grace Aneiza Ali, will moderate a panel conversation with the artist pairs participating in Encounters, an exhibition presented by the South Asian Womxn's Creative Collective.

Immanuel Wilkins Trio

April 8th, 2021, 7PM

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Immanuel Wilkins is a Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Bandleader from the greater Philadelphia-area. Being a bandleader and having a working group for over four years has allowed Immanuel to grow both as a composer and arranger. Ultimately, Immanuel’s mission is to create a sound that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact which will allow him to become a great leader in the long lineage of jazz musicians. Through studying the human pathos of the music and the culture of jazz, Immanuel aspires to bring people together through the commonality of love and belief in this music.

JCAL Education at Home

In a continued effort to provide educational opportunities that are accessible and free, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning has launched JCAL Education At Home, a pilot project of definitive titles in music, dance, visual art and more.

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Building Equity Project

Building Equity Project Programs

Building Equity for Immigrant, Indigenous and Native American Artists is a pilot program from JCAL. Supported by a grant from New York Community Trust, it is dedicated to researching, engaging and promoting underrepresented artists in our community, and to providing greater access for audiences to see and to experience their work. 


Recent programs include 500 Years & Counting: The East Coast Blind Spot; Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean: A Focus on the TaínoPuerto Rico Update with Prolibertad; and Film & Music: Sounds of SiberiaAll the recordings of these live-streamed events are available on our Youtube channel.

Connect & Explore

Current Exhibition


South Asian Womxn's Creative Collective


April 1–May 15, 2021

On view at JCAL's Miller Gallery and online

In a year defined by great turmoil and deep sorrow, how did we make space for meaningful creativity, connection, and collaboration? Encounters features fourteen women from the South Asian Diaspora working as ‘artist pairs’ to illuminate shared bonds and histories and envision a equitable future in which women thrive. 

Jamaica Flux 2021

In Summer 2021, JCAL will present the fifth iteration of the public art exhibition, Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows. 14 NYC-based artists and artist groups will present socially-engaged public artwork along Jamaica Avenue. Check out the ways you can participate in the development of the artists' projects today! 


Get the latest insights and updates on JCAL's programs! Browse through interviews with featured artists and teachers and learn more about our upcoming events.

Artist Registry

Check out our ongoing, open gallery for artists! The JCAL Artist Registry is online catalog of images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City.

JCAL Alumni Page

With over 48 years and counting of Arts programming and Education, JCAL has had the privilege of working with thousands of artists, educators and students. This page highlights a few of the individuals that have shared the stage, gallery or classroom with JCAL over the years.


Connection and creativity are vital for building strong communities. American Stories is JCAL's  online platform for snapshots of life and creativity from across the U.S. as well as right here in NYC and Queens. Participate through Instagram or submit through our website.


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