Selected
Grantees
2017

Grants for Arts and Arts Education

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Foundation’s AileyCamp program, which offers a six-week summer course for underserved young people in the New York City area.

 

Art Start, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support art programs for residents of the Bushwick Family Shelter as part of the Homeless Youth Outreach Program.

 

Battery Dance, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Dancing to Connect 360 program providing students with performances, lecture demonstrations, dance instruction, and workshops by guest artists.

 

Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support arts education, career training, and mentorship programs for Bronx youth through the Museum's School Partnerships and Teen Council programs.

 

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to provide students with in-depth learning opportunities through the Black Male Achievement Project and School-time Performances.

 

Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support classes teaching traditional music and dance of Asia and Africa for 3rd grade students at two Brooklyn schools.

 

Cool Culture, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Citywide Cultural Access Program, which introduces families to NYC's arts and cultural institutions through free admissions passes, educational materials, workshops, and events.

 

Dancing Classrooms, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to provide in-school residencies and after-school programs to NYC students that teach positive social and life skills through the practice of ballroom dance.

 

Epic Theatre Ensemble, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support EpicNEXT, a program to empower NYC high school students as arts leaders through theatre training, mentorship, and civic engagement.

 

Exploring the Arts, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support The 4-Year Plan, which provides strategic planning, funding, and assessment support to help principals and teachers build rigorous arts programs in their schools.

 

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support arts education programs in Queens high schools based on works in the Museum's collection.

 

Groundswell, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the School-Based Mural Residency Program, which seeks to build students' skills in both the visual arts and community organization through the design and creation of public murals.

 

Irondale, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support Irondale's programs for NYC youth, including: improv training in STEM programs to build presentation and public speaking skills; school-based theatre education partnerships; and youth ensembles providing professional training in theatre performance and production. 

 

José Limón Dance Foundation, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Limón4Kids program, which provides dance education residencies in the Limón technique to NYC public school students.

 

Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support a series of gallery workshops for children and its artist-in-residency programs for students in the Bronx.

 

Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of the Arts in the Middle program, which supports Title I middle schools with the goal of making the arts a lasting part of the schools' curricula.

 

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the onsite printmaking program for public high students and other outreach programs for students, teachers, and the general public.

 

Maysles Documentary Center, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to build the organization's capacity for delivering high-quality media arts education programming through strategic planning, evaluation, and curriculum documentation.

 

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of the Opera's 2018-2020 seasons.

 

Midori & Friends, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the MusicINC program, which provides sequential music instruction to students as they matriculate from elementary to middle schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Upper Manhattan, and Queens.

 

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support after-school and weekend classes in dance, theatre, and music for youth in the Northeast Bronx.

 

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the exhibition: Jean Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962.

 

Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
A grant was awarded to support the expansion of its galleries, collections, and programs through the Diverse Voices Initiative: The Art of Inclusion program and exhibition.

 

National Dance Institute, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the In-School Program, which seeks to make dance education part of the core curriculum through semester- and year-long residencies for students in every grade in NYC public elementary schools.

 

New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of The Learning Workshop to bring students from three NYC public schools closer to the creative process of theatre through in-school residencies and mentoring workshops.

 

The Noguchi Museum, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Museum's education and outreach programs, including art-making workshops and tours for schools, weekend art activities for families, the Teen Advisory Board program, and the Making Your Mark teen summer studio program.

 

Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the YouthCorps, an ensemble-based program that immerses students in the Armory's production process through projects, collaborations, and workshops with artists and the Armory's creative team.

 

Project Art, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the organization's core program to turn public libraries into community-centered cultural hubs through art classes for youth and studio space for emerging local artists.

 

READ Alliance, New York NY
A grant was awarded to support the Summer Reading Program, which offers paying jobs to teens who provide first and second grade NYC students with reading instruction.

 

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Math and Mandalas program for NYC students, which uses mandala paintings in the Museum's collection to connect mathematical concepts to art-making.

 

School of American Ballet, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the cultural experiences for SAB students and their families with trips to art institutions and professional dance performances.

 

Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded in support of a new visual arts residency program, The Art Studio, for students in Long Island City schools.

 

Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Stella Adler Outreach Division programs on Rikers Island providing young inmates with ensemble-based theatre training.

 

Storm King Arts Center, New Windsor, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Children and Family program for the general public and to the Family Day program, open to Title I elementary schools in the city of Newburgh.

 

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the programmatic development of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in Harlem, serving children and their families.

 

Symphony Space, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Global Arts and All Write! programs. The former provides students with multi-disciplinary arts experiences to explore regional cultures in the social studies curriculum, and the latter provides a comprehensive creative writing curriculum for adult literacy students.

 

Third Street Music School Settlement, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of the Tuition Assistance Program, which subsidizes music and dance instruction for low- and moderate-income students.

 

UpBeat NYC, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to hire a lead string instructor to increase participant capacity for this free music program for children in the South Bronx.

 

Young Audiences New York, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to pilot a "school-family-community" model, which builds on the organization's in-school arts education partnerships to provide a range of arts and culture opportunities to families in underserved NYC neighborhoods.

 

Schools Choose Grant Recipients

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  M.S. 57, The Ron Brown Academy, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

MS_343.jpgM.S. 343, The Academy of Applied Math and Technology, Bronx, NY

 

 

MS_378_1.png  M.S. 378, The School for Global Leaders, New York, NY

 

 

 

MS_452.JPG  M.S. 452, Frederick Douglass Academy VIII, Brooklyn, NY 

 

 

 

 

HS_650.jpg  H.S. 650, High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture, Queens, NY

 

 

Impact Grant Recipients

Mark Morris Dance Group, New York, NY
Mark Morris Dance Group received an Impact Grant in 2015 in support of the Access/MMDG: Arts Immersion and Expanded Residencies, a 30-week program which aims to create a new immersive arts program for teens while expanding its education and community residencies in its Brooklyn community.  Access/MMDG will provide modern dance instruction and develop practical and theoretical skills in arts administration and production through seminars, fieldtrips, and exposure to core MMDG staff/personnel as well as guest experts in the field.

 

New Victory Theater, New York, NY
New Victory Theater received an Arts Education Impact Grant in 2013 in support of New Victory SPARK
(Schools with the Performing Arts Reach Kids).  The SPARK program seeks to unlock creativity in students by infusing performing arts into the school day, developing professional development curricula and activities to teachers and school administrators, and providing opportunities to attend live performances at its theater.

 

Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Queens Museum received an Arts Education Impact Grant in 2014 in support of the After School Artist Residency Program and Summer Youth Arts Project which are intensive after-school and summer visuals arts learning programs that link the Museum’s artistic and educational programming with two local public middle schools and the Queens Library system.

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture received an Impact Grant in 2015 in support of Teen Curators, an extracurricular arts and history enrichment program, which aims to use arts education to increase the historical and cultural literacy of high school students. Teen Curators learn the behind-the-scenes work of collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting art.

 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art  received an Impact Grant in 2014 in support of Open Doors.  The Open Doors program allows the Whitney to serve as a safe space for diverse groups of teens to engage with the Museum and with artists of their time through a range of accessible programs that connect them to art, identity, and community.

 

Young People’s Chorus of New York City, New York, NY
Young People’s Chorus received the 2016 Impact Grant in support of the Vocal Resolutions: Shaping Perceptions through Music program, which aims to help young people engage more deeply with a diverse world by using music as a bridge to investigate the cultures from which the songs they are singing originate. Vocal Resolutions will provide quality vocal training to teenage choristers, customized individual private lessons, and master classes.

 

Reel Works, Brooklyn, NY
Reel Works received an Impact Grant in 2017 in support of the Reel Works Fellows Program, a year-long fellowship that provides young filmmakers with opportunities for individualized study, mentoring, and portfolio-building to help them develop their craft and launch professional careers.

 
 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse in their New York City home.
Photograph by Hans Namuth for Connaissance des Arts, February 1987.


 

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Tana Matisse enjoying the company of Joan Miró at the artist’s home in Mallorca, circa 1980


 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse with Marc Chagall at a reception at The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977


 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse visiting Balthus and Setsuko Ideta in Rossinière, Switzerland, circa 1988

 

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Tana Matisse and Zao Wou-Ki in his studio, ca. 1992

  

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The entrance of the Pierre Matisse Gallery in the Fuller building in NYC where Pierre Matisse maintained his gallery for over 50 years