chapter-42009 Approved Grants: Arts

52nd Street Project

New York, NY | $60,000 | 2 years

To expand the current curriculum of programs for teens with NEW PLATFORMS - programming in various art forms to expand performance abilities; and to support a teen employment program.

Bates Dance Festival

Lewiston, ME | $225,000 | 3 years

To support pre-professional dance training for teens (including scholarship support), access to performances for underserved youth in the training programs, the Teaching Fellows Program, and commissioning fees for professional dance artists at Bates Dance Festival.

Brevard Music Center

Brevard, NC | $150,000 | 3 years

To support the Young Artist Division (ages 14-18) of Brevard Music Center, including faculty salary support, guest artist fees, recruitment expenses, scholarship support for students, and enhanced programming in music education.

California State Summer School for the Arts

Sacramento, CA | $90,000 | 3 years

To bring international artists to teach, perform and create original work while in residence at the California State Summer School for the Arts (InnerSpark).

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art

New York, NY | $150,000 | 3 years

To support the Saturday Outreach Programs, which provide free visual art classes for New York City high school students, helping to develop their visual art talents, and prepare them for entry to college.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

New York, NY | $80,000

To support the Dance Theatre of Harlem School's professional training in classical ballet, as well as ancillary support and health services to students in the Pre-Professional program ages 12-18.

Dreyfoos School of the Arts - School of the Arts Foundation

West Palm Beach, FL | $180,000 | 3 years

To strengthen the Dreyfoos arts program through an artists residency program; and to increase student diversity by providing a summer and after-school arts program for underserved middle school students.

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts

New York, NY | $75,000

To provide talented teens with high quality pre-professional training in music, dance and drama with enhanced exposure to master artists through the commissioning of new works, artists residencies and a summer intensive study program.

International Center of Photography

New York, NY | $225,000 | 3 years

To sustain and strengthen four ICP youth initiatives: Teen Academy (courses and the Internship Program) and three Community Partnership programs.

Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts

Louisville, KY | $50,000

To strengthen and sustain recruitment for and implementation of its architecture program, a component of GSA's intensive three-week summer residency program for teens.

Marwen Foundation

Chicago, IL | $240,000 | 3 years

To help launch Marwen Lab, an accelerated program for Marwen's most dedicated students, providing them with intensive support as they prepare for life after high school, primarily in post-secondary education institutions; and general support for Marwen's studio visual arts programs serving its most advanced students.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD | $25,000

To enable MICA and The Posse Foundation to explore designing a new national model for increasing access to, and excellence in, higher education for talented students in the visual arts.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Miami, FL | $25,000

To increase participation of underserved NYC high school seniors in the youngARTS awards program by offering workshops to help them prepare competitive applications and audition portfolios.

New World Theater

Amherst, MA | $100,000 | 2 years

To support project activities for New World Theater's arts-based youth development program, Project 2050, including the Summer Intensive, mainstage performances and community-based activities.

Orange County High School of the Arts

Santa Ana, CA | $100,000 | 2 years

To enrich Orange County High School of the Arts' conservatory training through long- term learning opportunities in collaboration with regional arts and education institutions.

Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | $50,000

To support the pilot phase of the New Orleans Renewal and Building Crafts Training Program, a six-month apprenticeship program that will train local students and early-career union workers in the building craft skills needed to rebuild and preserve historic houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in low/moderate income neighborhoods of the Lower Ninth Ward. The program is developed in partnership with The Prince's Foundation, Delgado Community College and Louisiana Technical College.

Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking

Brooklyn, NY | $120,000 | 3 years

To support the core documentary filmmaking programs at Reel Works Teen Filmmaking: The Lab and The Lab Master Class, which match teens with professional filmmaker-mentors.

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco, CA | $100,000 | 2 years

To support the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in providing free, pre-professional orchestral training for Bay Area talented student musicians.

Stanford Jazz Workshop

Stanford, CA | $35,000

To support refinement of Stanford Jazz Workshop's Jazz Camp program for ages 12-17, while also adding new initiatives that will extend contact with Jazz Camp students beyond the summer months.

The New School

New York, NY | $150,000 | 3 years

To help support full scholarships, workshops, and supplies for the Parsons Scholars Program, a three-year Parsons pre-college program that serves low-income students from NYC public schools.

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

New York, NY | $25,000

To support planning for the expansion of the Young Artists Awards (YAA) Program for lower-income, high achieving students by increasing scholarships and opportunities for summer arts training in the visual and literary arts.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Brooklyn , NY | $75,000

To help support the Youth Arts Academy's onsite dance programs, for youth 12-18 years old. The program will include fundamental and advanced dance training across a variety of genres, professional artistic mentorship, and performance opportunities.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn, NY | $105,000 | 3 years

To support BAM's DanceAfrica Education Program, which provides Brooklyn teens with African dance and music training led by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's professional teaching artists, and Chuck Davis, Artistic Director of DanceAfrica, plus featured guest artists.

Chicago Children's Choir

Chicago, IL | $150,000 | 2 years

To strengthen the Chicago Children's Choir's Concert Choir by supporting staffing, professional development, commissions, and workshops in order to enhance the musical talents of the advanced Concert Choir singers.

Dance Institute of Washington

Washington, DC | $50,000 | 1 year

To support Dance Institute of Washington's pre-professional school, which provides DC teens (ages 13-18) with opportunities to develop artistic talent and life skills, and perform at professional venues.

Dancewave, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY | $60,000 | 2 years

To support Kids Company and Kids Company II - pre-professional training ensembles for dancers ages 13 -18.

Governor's School for the Arts Foundation

Norfolk, VA | $30,000

To help students explore new art-making opportunities through work with resident guest artists.

Harlem School of the Arts

New York, NY | $150,000 | 2 years

To support advanced, college preparatory, arts training and academic mentoring for young people (ages 12-18) who are enrolled in HSA's College Prep Dance and College Prep Visual Arts programs, as well as professional development for HSA faculty.

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL | $25,000

To increase the capacity for Jazz Links to provide diverse opportunities for young people to learn about and perform jazz music.

Kenyon Review

Gambier, OH | $50,000

To strengthen and sustain recruitment for and implementation of its architecture program, which is part of GSA's intensive 3-week summer residency program for teens.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD | $255,000 | 3 years

To provide scholarships for talented high school visual art students to attend an intensive, summer, pre-college studio residency program; and provide financial aid to middle or high school visual art teachers attending the MFA studio program.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Baltimore, MD | $25,000

To support a year-long planning process that will institutionalize, as part of the NAACP's ACT-SO program, arts pre-college programming to prepare aspiring young African American artists for college enrollment.

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Albuquerque, NM | $50,000

To support two tuition-free intensive summer arts intensives for New Mexico teens: Voces, a four-week writing institute; and the Manoa Project, a state-wide teen playwriting competition and seven-week theatre ensemble apprenticeship.

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Charlotte, NC | $50,000

To support the training of students in the Pre-Professional Division of its School by Patricia McBride, and increased alumni and marketing initiatives and scholarships.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates

Philadelphia, PA | $240,000 | 3 years

To support Big Picture and Mural Corps, which provide art instruction designed to empower youth ages 10 - 18 to become leaders in community revitalization through quality public art projects.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Washington, DC | $225,000 | 3 years

To support the Institute's Jazz in the Classroom and BeBop to Hip-Hop jazz education programs in seven middle and high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

San Francisco Jazz Organization

San Francisco, CA | $50,000 | 2 years

To support the All-Stars program, an advanced-level training program for exceptional Bay Area high school jazz musicians. The program focuses on providing students rehearsal, workshop, and performance experiences.

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts Foundation

Greenville, SC | $80,000 | 2 years

To fund guest artist visits to the Governor's School campus for intensive artistic training of its students.

Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy

Concord, MA | $50,000

To sustain and strengthen Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, which provides teens with the opportunity to advance their creative skills through intensive training in technique, creation of original contemporary works, and public performances.

The Wooden Floor (formerly Saint Joseph Ballet)

Santa Ana, CA | $160,000 | 2 years

To provide support to continue strengthening the core dance program for underserved teens, and to realize the artistic vision of its director, Melanie Rios Glaser, following a leadership transition.

Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program (SATF)

The Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program supports the artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in specialized, public arts high schools. Recognizing that such teachers often lack the time and resources to reconnect with the artistic processes they teach, the Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to enable selected teachers to make art with professionals in their disciplines and stay current with new practices and resources. A complementary grant of $1,500 is awarded to each Fellow’s school to support related post-Fellowship activities. For details and deadlines, visit our Website at or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Julie Anderson

Dayton, OH | $6,600

Stivers School for the Arts

Sue Chenoweth

Phoenix, AZ | $7,000

Metropolitan Art Institute

Susan Smith Cohen

Schenectady, NY | $6,800

John Sayles School of Fine Arts

Foster Dickson

Montgomery, AL | $5,700

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

Randy Gachet

Birmingham, AL | $6,800

Alabama School of Fine Arts

Jeffry McQuillan

Hartford, CT | $7,000

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Anne O'Hara

Brookhaven, MS | $7,000

Mississippi School of the Arts

Lisa Taylor

Willimantic, CT | $7,000

Arts at the Capitol Theatre

Lizabeth Ann Whipps

Dayton, OH | $7,000

Stivers School for the Arts

Norah Worthington

Baltimore, MD | $6,000

Baltimore School for the Arts

Rocky Bridges

Lakeland, FL | $7,000

Harrison School for the Arts

Paul Christensen

Baltimore, MD | $6,800

Baltimore School for the Arts

Marcea Daiter

New York, NY | $7,000

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Peg Foley

Schenectady, NY | $7,000

John Sayles School of Fine Arts

Janet Grice

Bronx, NY | $7,000

Fordham High School for the Arts

Lara Naughton

New Orleans, LA | $7,000

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Carol Sun

Bronx, NY | $7,000

Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Paul Werner

New Orleans, LA | $7,000

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Mark Anthony Williams

Washington, DC | $7,000

Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts

Lizabeth Anne Young

Los Angeles, CA | $7,000

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts