2020 Grants for Education

ARTS EDUCATION FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

For over 20 years, the Kornfeld Foundation has supported arts education programs in New York City public schools, focusing on classroom residencies and teacher professional development.

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). First 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). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.bam.org]

$50,000
Brooklyn Museum

School Partnerships Program for over 1,000 students from 8 Brooklyn public schools, whose teachers work closely with museum educators to design and implement a customized curriculum using museum resources; and “artXchange,” a professional development initiative for visual arts teachers (city-wide). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.brooklynmuseum.org]

$50,000
Education Through Music

Expansion of ETM’s Training, Mentoring and Professional Development Program, providing extensive services to ETM teachers, school music teachers and principals working in 65 partner schools, including more customized and specialized programs (city-wide). Second annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
[www.etmonline.org]

$50,000
Henry Street Settlement

StudioLab art workshops reaching over 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). First 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). First 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). First annual installment of two-year $90,000 grant.
[www.mcctheater.org]

$40,000
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Expansion of a Youth Orchestra (YOSL) for grades 4-6 (150+ students) at the DiMenna Center and 4 other sites, in partnership with the Police Athletic League, including in-school and after-school string and wind instruction and beginners’ classes, along with new advanced classes and more frequent performances and collaborations (Manhattan). Second 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). First 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). First annual installment of two-year $54,000 grant.
[www.ecfs.org/ydc.asp]

$27,000
TOTAL 2020 EDUCATION GRANTS: $442,000