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    Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Gifts New York Arts Organizations With Inaugural Grants

    Shelley and David Rubin.COURTESY THE SHELLEY & DAVID RUBIN FOUNDATION

    Shelley and David Rubin.

    COURTESY THE SHELLEY & DAVID RUBIN FOUNDATION

    Shelley and Donald Rubin have long been supporters of arts organizations and institutions in all five boroughs of New York City. The beneficiaries of the couple’s largess have included the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, the Queens Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, and, of course, their own Rubin Museum in Manhattan.

    The Rubins’ philanthropic endeavors within the city limits expanded last year when they announced that the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation was starting an Art and Social Justice initiative, which pledged to support local arts institutions that fight for social change. Today, the first recipients of that initiative’s grants program were announced, and the list comprises 46 different operations from different parts of the city, including the Abrons Art Center on the Lower East Side, Council on the Arts & Humanities For Staten Island, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling on 155th Street. They will split a gift of nearly $1 million, with each organization receiving anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000

    The news was first reported by The New York Times. See the full list of grant recipients below.

    Artistic Activism

    Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement

    Art Beyond Sight

    The Center for Artistic Activism

    Center for Urban Pedagogy

    The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    Council On The Arts & Humanities For Staten Island (DBA Staten Island Arts)

    Culture Push, Inc.

    PARTICIPANT INC

    Ping Chong + Company

    Queens College/Queens Museum – Social Practice Queens (SPQ)

    Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School

    Visual AIDS

    Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

    The Working Theater, Inc.

     

    Art in Community and Service Centers

    Gina Gibney Dance, Inc.

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center

    PEPATIÁN

    RxArt Inc.

     

    Arts Education

    Center for Architecture

    Center for Book Arts

    Children’s Museum of Art

    Community Word Project

    Cool Culture

    Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

    Friends of Materials for the Arts

    El Museo del Barrio

    New Museum of Contemporary Art

    Project Art

    Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

     

    Community-Based Museums

    Bronx Museum of Art

    Brooklyn Museum

    Queens Museum

    Socrates Sculpture Park

    The Studio Museum in Harlem

    Weeksville Heritage Center

     

    Public Art

    CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

    Casita Maria, Inc.

    Creative Time

    FiveMyles

    Freshkills Park Alliance

    More Art

    National Audubon Society

    Times Square District Management Association (DBA Times Square Alliance)

     

    Under-Recognized Artistic Practice

    Foundation for Contemporary Arts

    New York Foundation for the Arts

    Triangle Arts Association

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