Rockefeller Foundation Opens 2009 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition
"The Rockefeller Foundation is proud to build on our history of enabling creative expression in our hometown," said
Projects selected for funding fall into one or more of the following categories:
- creative engagement with the issues shaping New York City's future cultural and civic agenda;
- programming and premieres of new artistic work that demonstrate fresh perspectives and can activate new directions in the visual, performing and media arts;
- new partnerships among cultural organizations, community-based institutions, universities and the private sector;
- interventions designed to confront longstanding bottlenecks and limitations to the expansion of cultural vitality with fresh approaches and solutions.
To qualify, organizations must be based in one of the five boroughs of
Three prominent leaders from the fields of innovation and the arts will again serve as advisors to the Cultural Innovation Fund. They are:
Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Art & Design and former President of the Studio Museum in Harlem, David Thorpe, former Global Director of Innovation, OgilvyOne Worldwide, and Andrew Zolli, Founder, Z + Partners, a consulting firm specializing in analyzing cultural, technological and global trends, and curator of the annual Pop!Tech Conference.
The New York City Cultural Innovation Fund builds on the Rockefeller Foundation's tradition of support for the arts. The Foundation has funded arts organizations and provided support for the formation of several of New York City's landmark cultural institutions, including Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Creative Capital, and the Tribeca Film Institute.
The Rockefeller Foundation, established by
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