46 NYC Arts Organizations awarded grants by the SDRF
We are excited to begin the New Year with the announcement of the 46 inaugural grant recipients, following our first open call under our new Art and Social Justice initiative. Shelley and Donald Rubin have always believed that art has the power to inspire positive social change, and the selected grantees reflect this commitment to social justice. The 2016 grantees serve the five boroughs of New York City and feature a diverse range of programming that seeks to catalyze collective action, promote equality, contribute to advocacy and policy change, and develop capacity for greater civic engagement and public discourse. The grants provide a range of support to these organizations, including funding that assists in the crucial aspects of day-to-day operations and operating support for exhibitions, performances, special projects, and educational programs.
The organizations selected exemplify the Art and Social Justice initiative’s areas of interest – arts education, art in service and community centers, artistic activism, community-based museums, expanded access to art, public art, and under-recognized artistic practices.
2016 Grant Recipients
Abrons Arts Center I Henry Street Settlement
Art Beyond Sight
The Center for Artistic Activism
Center for Urban Pedagogy
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Council On The Arts & Humanities For Staten Island (DBA Staten Island Arts)
Culture Push, Inc.
Ping Chong + Company
Queens College/Queens Museum- Social Practice Queens (SPQ)
Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)
The Working Theater, Inc.
Art in Community and Service Centers
Gina Gibney Dance, Inc.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center
Center for Architecture
Center for Book Arts
Children's Museum of Art
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Friends of Materials for the Arts
El Museo del Barrio
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
Bronx Museum of Art
Socrates Sculpture Park
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Weeksville Heritage Center
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Casita Maria, Inc.
Freshkills Park Alliance
National Audubon Society
Times Square District Management Association (DBA Times Square Alliance)
Under-Recognized Artistic Practice
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts
Triangle Arts Association
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