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    Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards $30 M. in Grants to 262 Arts Organizations

    Arts Innovation and Management. COURTESY BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES

    Arts Innovation and Management.

    COURTESY BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES

    Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today that 262 arts organizations will receive grants from its Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program, which is devoted to awarding money to small and midsize nonprofits in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among the awardees are Boston’s Museum of African American History, Chicago’s Hyde Park Arts Center, Dallas Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Los Angeles’s Women in Film, and San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center. Combined, Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving $30 million.

    The program, which was announced earlier this year, in April, asked grantees, all of which are two or more years old, to take part in one workshop funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies in cooperation with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The grantees will also participate in a second workshop in October, where they will learn strategies for community outreach using the arts.

    According to the conditions of the grants, the 262 recipients will now be asked to find matching funds, get 100 percent board support of fundraising, and get involved in the Cultural Data Project, which allows organizations to collect data and use it more efficiently to manage resources.

    “Arts organizations bring life and creativity to communities and strengthen local economies,” Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, said of the program, which was first piloted in New York between 2011 and 2013. “This program can help them expand their audiences and have an even greater public impact.”

    The full list of the 262 grantees follows below.

    BOSTON

    • A Far Cry
    • Artists for Humanity, Inc.
    • ArtsBoston, Inc.
    • Boston Baroque
    • Boston Center for the Arts, Inc.
    • Boston Children’s Chorus
    • Boston City Singers
    • Boston Dance Alliance
    • Boston Landmarks Orchestra
    • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    • Boston Youth Moves
    • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
    • Bostonian Society
    • Cantata Singers, Inc.
    • Central Square Theater
    • Charlestown Working Theater
    • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Inc.
    • Community Music Center of Boston
    • Company One
    • Dance Complex
    • Design Museum Boston
    • Fort Point Arts Community Inc.
    • Freedom Trail Foundation
    • From the Top
    • Grub Street, Inc.
    • Handel and Haydn Society
    • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
    • Mass Poetry
    • Medicine Wheel Productions
    • Museum of African American History
    • North End Music and Performing Arts Center
    • Old South Meeting House
    • OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
    • Project STEP
    • SpeakEasy Stage Company
    • The Theater Offensive
    • Urbano Project
    • USS Constitution Museum
    • World Music/CRASHarts
    • ZUMIX

    CHICAGO

    • About Face Theatre
    • Albany Park Theater Project
    • American Indian Center
    • Audience Architects
    • Barrel of Monkeys
    • Beverly Arts Center
    • Black Ensemble Theater
    • Blair Thomas & Company
    • Chicago Artists’ Coalition
    • Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
    • Chicago Children’s Choir
    • Chicago Children’s Theatre
    • Chicago Cultural Alliance
    • Chicago Human Rhythm Project
    • Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center
    • Chicago Opera Theater
    • Chicago Sinfonietta
    • Collaboraction Theater Company
    • Congo Square
    • Deeply Rooted Productions
    • DuSable Museum of African American History
    • Eighth Blackbird Performing Arts Association
    • Elastic Arts Foundation
    • eta Creative Arts Foundation
    • Facets Multimedia, Inc.
    • Guild Complex
    • Hedwig Dances, Inc.
    • Hyde Park Art Center
    • Illinois Humanities Council
    • Ingenuity
    • Incorporated Chicago
    • Jazz Institute of Chicago
    • Kartemquin Educational Films
    • Links Hall
    • Little Black Pearl
    • Marwen Foundation
    • Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
    • National Veterans Art Museum
    • Open Books
    • Pegasus Players
    • Porchlight Music Theatre
    • Rebuild Foundation
    • Redmoon Theater
    • Silk Road Rising
    • Sones de Mexico Ensemble
    • South Chicago Art Center NFP
    • South Side Community Art Center
    • Street-Level Youth Media
    • Teatro Vista Theater with a View
    • The House Theatre of Chicago
    • The Hypocrites
    • The Neo-Futurists
    • Third Coast International Audio Festival
    • Threewalls
    • TimeLine Theatre Company
    • Victory Gardens Theater
    • Young Chicago Authors

    DALLAS

    • 29 Pieces
    • Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
    • Black Academy of Arts & Letters
    • Bruce Wood Dance Company, Inc.
    • Cara Mia Theatre Co.
    • Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
    • Creative Arts Center of Dallas
    • Dallas Bach Society Inc.
    • Dallas Black Dance Theatre
    • Dallas Children’s Theater
    • Dallas Contemporary
    • Dallas Film Society
    • Dallas Holocaust Museum
    • Dallas Wind Symphony
    • Dance Council of North Texas
    • Fine Arts Chamber Players
    • Frontiers of Flight Museum
    • Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
    • Junior Players
    • Kitchen Dog Theater Company
    • Lone Star Circus Arts Center, Inc.
    • Lone Star Wind Orchestra
    • Orchestra of New Spain
    • Orpheus Chamber Singers
    • Sammons Center for the Arts
    • Second Thought Theatre
    • Shakespeare Dallas
    • Sixth Floor Museum
    • TACA Inc
    • TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc.
    • Texas Winds Musical Outreach
    • Turtle Creek Chorale, Inc.
    • Undermain Theatre
    • Uptown Players
    • Voices of Change
    • Writer’s Garret

    DETROIT

    • Allied Media Projects
    • Arab American National Museum
    • Arts & Scraps
    • Carr Center
    • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    • Creative Many
    • CultureSource
    • Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings
    • Detroit Children’s Choir
    • Detroit Historical Society
    • Detroit Repertory Theatre
    • Grosse Pointe Theatre Inc.
    • Heidelberg Project
    • Heritage Works
    • InsideOut Literary Arts Project
    • Living Arts
    • Matrix Theatre Company
    • Michigan Science Center
    • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
    • Motown Historical Museum Inc.
    • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    • Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
    • Pewabic Society, Inc.
    • PonyRide
    • PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater
    • Scarab Club
    • Signal-Return Inc.
    • Sphinx Organization

    LOS ANGELES

    • 24th Street Theatre
    • Arts for LA
    • Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
    • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
    • Bootleg Theater
    • Casa 0101
    • Center for Cultural Innovation
    • Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
    • Cornerstone Theater Company
    • Craft and Folk Art Museum
    • Craft in America
    • Debbie Allen Dance Academy
    • Diavolo Dance Theater
    • East West Players
    • Ebony Repertory Theatre
    • Filmforum, Inc.
    • Floricanto Dance Theatre
    • Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
    • Get Lit-Words Ignite
    • Ghetto Film School, Los Angeles
    • Heidi Duckler Dance Theater
    • Independent Shakespeare Co.
    • Inner-City Arts
    • Invertigo Dance Theatre
    • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
    • LA Stage Alliance
    • LA Theatre Works
    • Lambda Literary Foundation
    • Latino Theater Company
    • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
    • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
    • Los Angeles Master Chorale
    • Los Angeles Nomadic Division
    • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
    • Machine Project
    • Museum of Jurassic Technology
    • Plaza de la Raza, Inc.
    • Rogue Machine Theatre
    • Sacred Fools Theater
    • Santa Cecilia Orchestra
    • Self Help Graphics & Art (Boyle Heights)
    • Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
    • Street Poets, Inc.
    • The Blank Theatre Company
    • The Industry Productions Inc.
    • The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
    • The Young Storytellers Foundation
    • Theatre of NOTE
    • Theatre West
    • Venice Arts
    • Women In Film

    SAN FRANCISCO

    • 509 Cultural Center
    • Alonzo King LINES Ballet
    • American Indian Film Institute
    • Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology
    • Brava For Women in the Arts
    • Center for Asian American Media
    • Chhandam Chitresh Das Dance Company
    • Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
    • City Arts & Lectures
    • Community Music Center
    • CounterPULSE
    • Cypress Performing Arts Association
    • Dancers’ Group
    • Frameline, Inc.
    • Galeria Studio 24
    • Golden Gate Performing Arts
    • Golden Thread Productions
    • Joe Goode Performance Group
    • Kronos Performing Arts Association
    • Litquake
    • Loco Bloco
    • Magic Theatre
    • Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
    • Mexican Museum
    • Museum of the African Diaspora
    • Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Hula Halau
    • New Century Chamber Orchestra
    • New Conservatory Theatre Center
    • ODC
    • Other Minds
    • Performing Arts Workshop
    • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
    • Precita Eyes Muralists Association Inc.
    • Queer Cultural Center (QCC)
    • Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
    • Radar Productions
    • Root Division
    • San Francisco Center for the Book
    • San Francisco Girls Chorus
    • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
    • San Francisco Performances
    • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
    • SOMArts Cultural Center
    • Southern Exposure
    • The Cutting Ball Theater
    • Women’s Audio Mission
    • World Arts West
    • Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
    • Youth Speaks, Inc.
    • Z Space Studio
    • Zaccho Dance Theatre

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