Grantee tags NYC

NYC: Struggles and Survival Strategies

Rubenstein, Judith

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

This booklet is to introduce New Yorkers to each other.  My political hope is that if we see each other as compatriots in the struggle, we will join in addressing the real powers that keep us all down. I narrate my rambling around NYC, describing, in words and prints, struggling New Yorkers. Read More

Respect the Locals

Darkeem, Dennis- RedMoon

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Respect the locals is a Mixed-Media documentary Art Exhibit and Photo book of Bronx Local community members who have survived in the Bronx for the last 50 years, Read More

Cold Sweat

Nyoka, Wi-Moto

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

A chilling coming-of-age anthology about making it to high school in one piece. Read More

Blue Lotus: new music as a vehicle for social activism.

Gwen Laster/New Muse 4tet

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

An original music recording inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and devoted to social activism. Violinist Gwen Laster leads New Muse 4tet string quartet in performing her original works that include her commissioned piece "Black Lives Matter Suite" motivated by the Sandra Bland tragedy. Read More

FROM PAGE TO STAGE- A CARIBBEAN JOURNEY- A Tribute to Trinidadian Playwright Zeno Obi Constance

Banana Boat Productions

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

On Monday December 10, 2018, Banana Boat Productions brought together an ensemble comprised of some of New York's best known Caribbean American actors to pay tribute to one of the region's most iconic playwrights, Zeno Obi Constance The event was called, “From Page to Stage- A Caribbean Journey” Read More

Spaghetti Dinners

Great Small Works

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

A decades-old series, cabaret-style performances in puppetry, music, spoken word, theater and dance, and spaghetti, supporting artistic experimentation and engagement with critical thinking, feeding ourselves and our audiences with food, with art, and with ideas. Read More

“Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World”

Willow Pond Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

A short documentary about students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. Read More

Spy Vs. Us: MoRUS 5th Annual Film Fest:

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

Our 5th Annual Film Fest: Spy Vs. Us focused on a range of techniques used to spy on and disrupt community groups, including environmental, civil rights, and anti-war organizations. The festival featured films on these topics as well as hosted Q&As with directors and activists. Read More

Play Development

Break A Leg Productions

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Break A Leg (BAL) Productions is committed to helping playwrights put new plays on their feet, often for the very first time as full productions and a variety of reading series. BAL follows every performance with a talkback involving playwrights and other invited guests. Read More

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