To support full and partial scholarships for teens to attend Stanford Jazz Workshop's Jazz Camp and Residency, with instruction provided by professional jazz artists and college-age Jazz Mentors. Also to support pre-camp preparation for scholarship students.
To support Urban Bush Women's Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans, a 10 day training for dance professionals, community-based artists and activists.
To help the Detroit Collaborative Design Center create the business model needed for a one-stop community design resource center that could provide comprehensive environmental, social and economic community-driven development services.
To expand access to the Pre-College Summer Institute Program by providing full scholarships, materials and travel stipends to economically challenged high school students, support the creation of a scholarship recipient tracking system, and fund professional development opportunities for teaching artists.
To provide technical, research, policy and legal support to ensure the participation of low-income people of color, immigrants, youth and other traditionally marginalized populations in New York City in the design and planning of public space in their communities.
To participate in a number of key community planning events in 2011 in order to lay the groundwork for a community-driven design project to enhance Village buildings and parks for neighborhood arts programming.
To support the Rhythm Project's high school program, comprised of five performance-based ensembles in world drumming. Funding is for performance and summer camp expenses, teaching artists and guest clinician fees, transportation costs, and the alumni program.
To support Youth Insights, the Whitney's afterschool program for New York City high school students that combines arts education and interaction with working artists, career development, and community engagement during the year.
To strengthen The Wooden Floor's core dance education programs as the center of the organization's holistic youth development model.
To prepare aspiring student artists and actors from disadvantaged communities for careers in the arts by expanding the role of guest artists, providing professional development opportunities for staff and filling staff vacancies.
To support Zaccho Youth Company's intensive training in aerial dance, composition and performance mentored by choreographer Joanna Haigood. The context of the work will be drawn from social issues relevant to the youth artists.
To increase ZUMIX's organizational capacity as it expands its music and technology programming in its new facility.