Selected
Grantees
2019

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 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.

 

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 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 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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Harmony Program
A grant was awarded to support intensive music instruction to students in low-income NYC neighborhoods through an El Sistema-based model.

 

Hook Arts Media
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Mark DeGarmo Dance, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support sequential dance instruction in Title 1 elementary schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

 

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

 

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

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

Queens Theatre
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Young Audiences New York, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the development of the INSIDE OUT program at the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation by providing arts residencies for local middle school students, paired with community and family engagement.

 
 
 
 

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.

 

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.

 

Mt. Holyoke College, 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.

 
 
 
 

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.

 

Mark Morris Dance Group, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in 2015 to support 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
A grant was awarded 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. A second grant was awarded to complete, publish, and disseminate research from the New Victory SPARK program.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

1_Fern.jpg

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


 

2-TSMMIRO_NEW1.jpg

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


 

3-TSMPMCHAGALL_FX.jpg

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


 

4-TSMPMBALTHUSSETSUKO_FX.jpg

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

 

5-TSMZAOSNAP_FX.jpg

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

  

6-PMGpic_FX.jpg

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