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.


Battery Dance, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Dancing to Connect 360, which provides students with opportunities to explore careers in the performing arts beyond the program's weeklong dance residency.


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 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.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, NY
A grant was awarded to Brooklyn Center’s SchoolTime series of live performances to make cultural, curriculum-supporting arts education accessible to NYC students and teachers.


Center for Curatorial Leadership, New York, NY
A grant was awarded in support of the Fellowship Program to provide high quality training to curators expanding the reach of museum leadership in the 21st century.


Cool Culture, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the Citywide Cultural Access Program, which introduces families to NYC's arts and culture 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.


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 staff.


Project Art, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support Project Art's after-school and weekend arts workshops for youth held in NYC public libraries.


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.


School of American Ballet, New York, NY
A grant was awarded to support the cultural education activities among SAB’s student community and to low-income youth and families through lecture-demonstrations and open classes at community centers and schools.


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.


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.


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.


Schools Choose Grant Recipients


  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

Epic Theatre Ensemble, New York, NY
Epic Theatre Ensemble received an Arts Education Impact Grant in 2012 in support of Epic Next: Developing Young Thinkers, Actors & Leaders.  This Epic Next program is a comprehensive, individualized mentorship program for underserved high school students to empower them as arts leaders through training in artistry, leadership, civic engagement and personal growth.


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.



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



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



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



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



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



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