Surdna Foundation, Grants 2013

Surdna Foundation
New York

2013 Youth Grants

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, $75,000 to support Youth Arts Workshop, a year-round program that engages artists to create a safe, constructive space for diverse groups of Philadelphia youth to share and deepen cultural and community experiences through art-making.

Baltimore School for the Arts, $160,000 over 2 years to support BSA’s TWIGS, a program that provides access to a continuum of pre-professional arts training for disadvantaged Baltimore students; and arts and academic programming necessary to prepare students for success in college and in careers.

Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston,  $80,000 to support advanced musical training for student singers in four Upper Choirs of the Chorus.\

Brevard Music Center, Brevard, N.C., $100,000 over 2 years To strengthen Brevard Music Center’s Young Artist Division (YA) for high school students through recruitment, student financial aid, high quality faculty, and enhanced programming for the student body.

Brooklyn Academy of the Arts, $50,000 to support BAM’s DanceAfrica Education Program; and planning and development of new arts education programs.

California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation, Pasadena, Calif., $60,000 to support CSSSA’s Visiting Artists Residency program, which annually brings 30 distinguished artists to teach, perform and create original work during the School’s four-week summer session.

Chicago’s Children Choir, $150,000 over 2 years to provide accessible, high-quality choral music training to teens by exposing them to exemplary artist teachers and to a multicultural repertoire representing diverse musical genres.

COMPAS, St. Paul, Minn., $35,000 for Continued support for ArtsWork and ArtsScope COMPAS’ arts-based summer employment and ‘pre-employment’ programs for teens.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, $100,000 over 2 years to support the Saturday and Outreach Programs, which provide free visual arts classes for New York City high school students to develop their creative talents and prepare them for entry to college.

Dance Institute of Washington, DC, $100,000 over 2 years to support Dance Institute of Washington’s pre-professional school, which provides DC teens (ages 13-18) opportunities to develop artistic talent and life skills, and perform at professional venues.

Dancewave, Brooklyn, NY, $60,000 over 2 years to support Dancewave Company, Dancewave Company II, and Dancewave Company III-the pre-professional training ensembles for dancers ages 13-18.

Dreyfoos School of the Arts – School of the Arts Foundation, West Palm Beach, Florida, $120,000 over 2 years to support four guest artists to teach expanded, diverse art classes and to provide small group and individual assistance in the areas of digital media, theatre, communications and dance.

International Center of Photography, New York, $150,000 0ver 2 years to support ICP’s Teen Academy, Imagemakers, and four partnerships with community organizations throughout New York City.

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, San Pablo, Calif., $50,000 to support hands on, cultural immersive, intensive arts training for Latino teens.

Mancheser Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, $80,000 for Continued support for MCG Youth & Arts’ Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP) and Process Masters.

Marwen Foundation, Chicago, $240,000 over 3 years to support Marwen Lab, a capstone program in which the most dedicated studio participants create independent art projects and prepare for post-secondary training in visual arts.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, $150,000 over 2 years to support Artward Bound, a multi-year college access program for Boston teens that provides the artistic, academic, and personal skills needed for admission to a visual arts college or other post-secondary institution.

New York Youth Symphony, New York, $120,000 over 2 years to support the training of young musicians through the New York Youth Symphony’s orchestra, chamber music, jazz, and composition programs, and to sustain its partnerships with community music schools.

Oberlin Dance Collective, San Francisco, $35,000 for Continued support for ODC School’s Teen Dance Program and pre-professional dance company.

Mural Arts, Philadelphia, $ 60,000 0ver 2 years to Support Art Education for Teens; ARTrepreneurs; and the Restored Spaces Initiative, a partnership with city and community stakeholders to foster environmental infrastructure projects at schools and recreation centers.

Reel Works Teen Film Making, New York, $80,000 For filmmaking programs that serve over 400 needy teenagers.

Teens’ Artistic Advancement, San Francisco, $100,000 over 2 years to support the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in providing free, pre-professional orchestral training for more than 100 gifted instrumentalists of the Bay Area.

The New School, New York, $100,000 over 2 months to increase access to educational and career opportunities in art and design for underserved New York City public high school students through Parsons’ free, intensive, three-year Parsons Scholars college-prep program.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Washington, DC, $150,000 over 2 years to support musical training in jazz to students from five public high schools in Los Angeles.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, $40,000 to support Youth Insights, the Whitney’s after school program for NYC high school students that combines arts training and interaction with working artists, career development, and community engagement during the year.

Working Classroom, Albuquerque, $50,000 to prepare young artists and actors from historically underserved communities for careers in the arts by expanding the pre-professional, college prep program; and strengthen professional development for faculty.

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