2021 Grants for Arts Education

ARTS EDUCATION FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

For more than 20 years, the Kornfeld Foundation has supported arts education programs in New York City public schools.

ArtsConnection

ArtsConnection School Partnerships in 4 Brooklyn schools (PS 32, 38, 130 and 230) using artist residencies to create and sustain whole school models of thematic skills instruction and faculty development, including one special education inclusion school (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.artsconnection.org]

$50,000
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 

Two in-school literacy residencies, including “Brooklyn Reads” in 6-8 high schools and one special needs class, focusing on poetry and written word, and a new theater program engaging students at 2 Brooklyn high schools with playwrights of color and others underrepresented in mainstream theater (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.bam.org]

$50,000
Brooklyn Museum

Support for the education division of the Brooklyn Museum that includes in-school & after-school programs for K-12 students and teachers, family and community programs, and programs for adults. First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.brooklynmuseum.org]

$50,000
Education Through Music

General operating support for Education Through Music. The mission of Education Through Music is to form multi-year partnerships with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children and to create school communities that value the arts.
[www.etmonline.org]

$50,000
Henry Street Settlement

StudioLab art workshops engaging more than 300 middle and high school students in 3 Lower East Side schools, with music, dance and visual arts residencies, combining art-making, analysis and communication, taught by local professional artists (Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.henrystreet.org]

$50,000
Marquis Studios

Comprehensive pARTnership Program in 10 schools, using intensive planning with school administrators and teaching artists to help integrate arts into school curriculum, and including one special education and one inclusive school (city-wide). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.marquisstudios.org]

$50,000
MCC Theater

Satellite Brooklyn Youth Company program at High School for Public Service, providing opportunities for students to develop skills in playwriting, rehearsing and performing, and partnership programs in 3 Manhattan high schools (Brooklyn and Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $90,000 grant.
[www.mcctheater.org]

$40,000
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Support for the education and community engagement programs of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s including their free schools concerts; Youth Orchestra St. Luke’s (YOSL); and Music in Color, a Five Borough Tour. First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.oslmusic.org]

$50,000
Park Avenue Armory

Teaching artist residencies in 8 NYC public schools, coordinating classroom curriculum with innovative, grand-scale productions presented annually at the Armory (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan). Second annual installment of two-year $50,000 grant.
[www.armoryonpark.org]

$25,000
Young Dancemakers: Dance NY (funded through Ethical Culture Fieldston School)

Summer dance program, connecting New York City public school students to the professional dance world through instruction and student-choreographed performances, field trips and special sessions with guest artists (city-wide). Second annual installment of two-year $54,000 grant.
[sites.google.com/ecfs.org/young-dancemakers-company]

$27,000
TOTAL 2021 EDUCATION GRANTS: $452,000