Selected
Grantees
2021

Grants for Arts and Arts Education

826NYC, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support Write After School, Write Away, and the Teen Writers Collective after school programs.

 

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 for Progress, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Summer Arts Program in music, visual arts, and fashion for NYC high school students.

 

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

 

ArtTable, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Diversity Fellowship Program, which offers career development and mentoring for women in the museum field.

 

Ballet Hispanico, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Community Arts Partnerships program in New York City, which brings dance residencies and performances to NYC schools.

 

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.

 

The Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Youth Arts Academy & Public Programs, the Black Arts Institute, and the Lifelong Learners Program.

 

Born Dancing, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Dance Education & Production Apprenticeships for Students with Disabilities program.

 

BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Arts and Media Residency Program bringing in-school residencies to  students in Brooklyn,  and to support BRIC's intergenerational family programs

 

Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Bronx Junior Photo League program.

 

Brooklyn Art's Exchange, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support Public School Residencies & Community Partnerships, YouthWorks, and the Teens Arts Conference programs.

 

Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Museum's ColorLab, a family art-making space where artists of all ages explore, make, and celebrate art .

 

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support School Partnerships, Teen Programs, and Guided Gallery Visits.

 

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to the Recruitment, Retention and Advancement Initiative, which supplements vocal music instruction with college and career readiness programming.

 

CO/LAB Theater Group, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the CO/LAB:kids theater program.

 

 

Community Word Project, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Collaborative Arts Residency Program which brings professional writers and artists to NYC classrooms.

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Dancing Through Barriers, which consists of residencies for second through fourth graders focused on the basics of ballet technique and dance-making through original movement.

 

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

 

Developing Artists Theater Company, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Performing Arts Classes in Fall, Spring, & Summer.

 

The Door - A Center for Alternatives, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Epic Theatre Ensemble Program at Broome Street Academy and The Door.

 

Dorill Initiative, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Dorill Initiative to engage youth in social justice through Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Storytelling, and community activism.

 

Drama Club, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support The Apprentice Program.

 

DreamYard Project, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Here-to-Here program, which creates career pathways in creative industries for teens and young adults.

 

Education Through Music, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to the New York City Partner School Program to implement a sequential music curriculum for all grades in NYC partner schools.

 

Education Video Center, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Youth Media Arts, Youth Documentary Workshop, and New Media Arts programs.

 

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.

 

The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support the expansion of integrated arts curriculum in the Comprehensive Music Program for Young People.

 

Gibney, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Hands are for Holding, which provides in-school performances and residencies for students using dance to explore the topic of healthy relationships.

 

Girl Be Heard Institute, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support Arts Education Workshops in Theater & Spoken Word.

 

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.

 

Harmony Program, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support intensive music instruction to students in NYC neighborhoods through an El Sistema-based model.

 

Hook Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Arts Forward program, which provides multidisciplinary in-school, after-school, and summer arts programs for students in Red Hook who are at the greatest risk for dropping out of high school.

 

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Cultural Arts Program and Ifetayo Youth Ensemble.

 

Irondale Productions, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support School Partnerships, The Young Company, The Junior Company, and STEAM-STEM UP! programs.

 

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support JCAL Edcuation Programs in Music, Dance, and Visual Art.

 

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.

 

The Justice Resource Center, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Judiciary and the Arts program which provides art students the opportunity to learn about the judicial system and create relevant visual arts projects. 

 

Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support Arts Education Programming for PreK-12 Artist Residencies & Field Trips.

 

Lewis Latimer House Museum, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Virtual STEAM Programs for NYC youth.

 

Lotus Fine Arts Production, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Arts-in-Education Programs to engage K-12 students in Native American & World Dance performances and artist residencies.

 

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 Film Center, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Albert Maysles Documentary Initiative for high school students.

 

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of the Opera's 2021-2022 seasons.

 

M.S. 378, The School for Global Leaders, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Comprehensive Arts Program and to expand its partnership with Lincoln Center Education to integrate Music in English & Social Studies classrooms.

 

M.S. 452, Frederick Douglass Academy VIII, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support  arts integration residencies in African Dance, African Drumming, and Visual Art. 

 

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.

 

More Art, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support youth-focused community engagement workshops connected to public art explorations.

 

MOVE NYC, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Young Professionals Program to increase opportunity and diversity in the Dance field.

 

Musical Mentors Collaborative, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support one-on-one music mentorship and access to free musical instruments.

 

Mosaic Network & Fund in The New York Community Trust, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support this collaborative fund in supporting projects to strengthen the organizational capacity of African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American arts groups.

 

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.

 

National Jazz Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Young Leaders Immersion Project - Building Cultural Connections through Jazz program.

 

National Queer Theater, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Staging Pride: Queer Youth Theater initiative.

 

The New 42nd Street, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support New Victory Education programs.

 

New York City Children's Theater, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support theater programs including Literature at Play, Afterschool Reading Club, Applied Theatre Workshops, Touring Shows, and Field Trips.

 

New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of The Learning Workshop, which allows students from three NYC public schools  to experience the creative process of theater-making 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.

 

On Stage at Kingsborough, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Art Smart performances for schools in musical theatre, dance, and circus arts.

 

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.

 

The Point, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Power-Folio Project to engage youth in artistic development and leadership opportunities.

 

Publicolor, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Summer Design Studio program.

 

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.

 

Queens Theatre, Queens, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Inclusive Model for Performing Arts Children and Teens (IMPACT) program, which is a theater program for disabled 11-18 year olds in New York City while developing new frameworks of inclusion for teaching artists and school teachers.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Studio in a School, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Early Childhood Program.

 

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.

 

Theatre Development Fund, Inc, New York, NY
A grant was award to support TDF’s education programs for middle and high school students in New York City, introducing them to the performing arts through workshops, residencies, mentorship and live theatre.

 

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Youth Forum Theatre Troupes program.

 

UNCF, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support scholarships for Black, Latinx and Indigenous college students residing in New York City.

 

UpBeat NYC, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to expand the capacity for this free music program for children in the South Bronx.

 

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support Rhythm & Voice, which provides programs in songwriting, percussion, and vocal music to three schools in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.

 
 
 
 

Schools Choose Grant Recipients

K518: Kappa V, Brooklyn NY
A grant was awarded to support a diverse, school-wide, multi-tiered arts programs for all students in grades 6 - 8.

 

K588: Middle School for Art & Philosophy, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support partnerships with art organizations and teacher training in arts integration to establish M.S.A.P. as the flagship visual arts middle school in Community School District 18.

 

K678: East New York Middle School of Excellence, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Matisse Cultural Arts Program to expand arts-based learning that is rooted in the African Diaspora.

 

X098: JHS Herman Ridder, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to support and grow a music program for all students.

 

X190: Environmental Science, Mathematics & Technology School, Bronx, NY
A grant was awarded to extend its theatre arts program and to support learning in music, dance, and visual arts.

 

X318: Math, Science & Technology through Arts, Bronx, NY
A Schools Choose Grant was awarded to establish a concert band and provide students with vocal, spoken word, musical theater, and instrumental instruction.

 
 
 
 

Impact Grant Recipients

City Lore, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in 2018 to support From Homer to Hip Hop: Oral Traditions as a Gateway to Literature and Literacy. This in-school program engages students in grades 3 - 8 in Queens in exploring poetry and spoken word from diverse cultures around the world, including from their own communities in NYC.

 

The People's Theatre Project, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in 2019 in support of The PTP Academy, which is a rigorous arts and social justice leadership program dedicated to the holistic development of immigrant youth and youth of color in Upper Manhattan. The PTP Academy will engage participants in meaningful, culturally-sustaining ensemble-based theatre programming throughout their elementary, middle, and high school experiences while preparing them for college and career success.

 

Reel Works, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded 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.

 

Young People’s Chorus of New York City, New York, NY
A grant was award in 2016 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.

 
 

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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