Inwood Art Works Fall Fundraiser, Inaugural Grant Award Recipients And Film Festival

Inwood Art Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community, held its first Fall Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 25th at Republica restaurant and lounge in Inwood. Dozens of neighborhood residents and supporters came out to celebrate Inwood Art Works and take-in amazing music from local accomplished classical singers, as well as dance to the tunes from Inwood’s finest salsa and Latin jazz artists.

“It is an honor to recognize and support the tremendous talent in my community in Northern Manhattan,” said Aaron Simms, Inwood Art Works’ Founder and Executive Producer. “Inwood Art Works is a small organization that is working on making a big impact in arts and entertainment Uptown and promote the neighborhood, its residents and its artists.”

During the Fall Fundraiser, Inwood Art Works announced the inaugural grant award recipients for the first Inwood Film Festival Filmmaker Fund, created to financially support and encourage the creation of cinema in the Inwood NYC community. The 2020 grant award recipients included: Adam Elliott, Desiree Abeyta, Seamus Boyle, Ellen Mullen and Brian Mihok.

These filmmakers were awarded a grant up to five-thousand dollars ($5,000) to be used for film project expenses incurred between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Upon the conclusion of the project their films will be automatically submitted to the selection committee for the 5th Annual Inwood Film Festival, which opens for submissions October 1st with a January 15th deadline.

More information about Inwood Art Works, the Inwood Film Festival and submission process for the film festival, visit

Inwood Art Works is a nonprofit organization that works to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in Inwood and its surrounding community. IAW’s vision is to establish a dedicated cultural arts destination that fosters a vibrant multicultural community nourished by local connectivity and sustained by artistic equity.

Inwood Art Works champions the craft and cultural diversity of local professional and emerging artists, and education of youth through the arts.

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