A new program from the Rockefeller Foundation aims to spark innovation and creativity in the arts and culture community of its home city.
The funder’s $2.5 million New York City Cultural Innovation Fund will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 annually in an effort to spark new cultural opportunities in the city and strengthen the impact of the arts.
To be eligible for one of the two-year grants, organizations must have an annual budget of at least $250,000 and propose a project that falls in one of four areas:
* New artistic works showing how innovation can broaden artistic depth and breadth of groups in visual, performing and media arts
* Issues shaping the future of the city’s cultural and civic agenda
* Partnerships joining community groups with universities and the private sector
* Efforts aimed at dismantling obstacles that prevent cultural vitality
Additional information about the fund is available on the foundation’s website. The deadline for initial applications is July 20.