Neyda Martinez

Board Member

Neyda Martinez is a producer and independent film, arts and cultural consultant with experience in strategic communications and project development.  Most recently, she served as Director of National Engagement for PBS’ LATINO AMERICANS, a documentary special on Latinos in the United States that reached millions viewers and aired in national markets, including New York, the number one media market.  Her clients are from government and private industry such as Hachette Book Group USA, NYC’s Mayor’s Office, and Pernod-Ricard, former sponsor of the Latin Grammy.  She is the producer of the documentary film LUCKY, which pemiered at HOT DOCS in Toronto and at DOC NYC in New York City in 2013.

Prior to that, she conceived and produced the award-winning women’s project, The New Audience Project,™ a hand-on endeavor to engage Latina women as cultural ambassadors, consultants and micro-entrepreneurs within a cultural economy. The project was awarded the highly coveted, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund Award.  Previously, she has worked at the Chicago International Art Expo, El Museo del Barrio, New York’s Public Theater and PBS' acclaimed POV documentary series.  

Since 2004, she has produced the music and humanities project she conceived and developed, HABANA/HARLEM®. The project that celebrates the legacy of this creative nexus, as well as expressions by artists whose work fosters dialogue, cultural appreciation, and greater understanding among diverse communities. Most recently, the project co-produced a top jazz title as noted on NPR and the New York Times', Michele Rosewoman's 30th anniversary recording of New Yor-Uba.

She volunteers on committees for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Uprose and serves on the national board of directors for The Association of American Cultures, Pepatian and Women Make Movies. An active cultural advocate and leader, she nurtures the next generation with her mentoring.

Her articles on art and culture have been published in Latin London; Postmedia (Milan, Italy), New York Post, and El Diario La Prensa. Her contributions have been recognized: Trailblazer on (2012); a Woman in the Arts by Senator Peralta and the Latin American Intercultural Alliance (2013); and as a Latina Leader in the Ford Motor Company’s Mujer Legendaria campaign (2013).

February 18, 2016

Dudamel during halftime.
February 5, 2016

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