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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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