Grantees All Years

Expansion of the Performing Arts School (formerly known as beyondEDUCATION)

Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

bergenPAC received a grant to support the expansion of its beyondEDUCATION program, specifically the beyondTHEATER initiative. beyondTHEATER was created to provide students with instruction and performance opportunities in musical theater and drama. Read More

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and How It Changed Everything??

Berger, Susan L

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

I created a middle three large panels giving the history of women who worked in the factories and the 1909 strike of women marching and then to the horrific fire at the shirtwaist factory and death of 146 mostly women and the viewer becomes witness. Read More

Berks Opera Orchestra Training (BOOT Camp)

Berks Opera Workshop

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

BOOT camp is a two-day intensive rehearsal/workshop experience which brings together instrumental teachers and young players. The students are prepared to play in the Berks Opera Workshop orchestra during our summer performance. Read More

Coal Cocked

Bernofsky, Gene

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Coal Cocked is an advocacy film meant to help stop Arch Coal from strip mining 1.3 billion tons of coal in the Tongue River and Powder River Basins of Montana. Read More

The New Silence (2014)

Betterley, Alec

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Former name: The Final Bo. )The New Silence is an upcoming LP (expected release: late 2015) written by NYC songwriter and pianist Alec Betterley based upon selected stories of US veterans who have returned from tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More

FERC Into FREC Campaign

Beyond Extreme Energy

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

The FERC Into FREC Campaign, aims to replace the corrupt Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with a Federal RENEWABLE Energy Commission as part of the Green New Deal. We went on a roadshow through impacted communities screening our film FERC Doesn't Work and created a new film about FREC! Read More

“Keep the Peace” Anti-Bullying program (2014)

Big Apple Playback Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Big Apple Playback Theatre (BAPT) provides Keep the Peace!(KTP)interactive performances to schools and afterschool programs in the NYC metro area. KTP is designed to help schools address issues and incidents of harassment and bullying. Read More

Burning In The Sun

Birdgirl Productions

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

An inspirational portrait of a young West African man who starts a business building solar panels from scratch and selling to them to rural customers in Mali who’ve never before lived with electricity. Read More

Seven Star Suite

Birkett, Tyrone

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Tyrone Birkett is a New York City based saxophonist, composer and producer. “The Seven Star Suite” is entitled in reference to the Seven Stars of the Big Dipper constellation, which that guided the American enslaved to freedom via the Underground Rai Read More

Colonial Colonnade

Bittar, Doris

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Colonial Colonnade, an immersive and interactive installation of text, sound, and movement layers the Arabic and English languages to make visible current and past iterations of colonialism. Arabic, often feared when seen in "Western" contexts, is accompanied by its English translations. Read More