Bloomberg Philanthropies Selects Organizations in Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh for Arts Innovation and Management Program

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Bloomberg Philanthropies has named 47 cultural organizations in Washington, D.C., and 38 organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as grantees in its Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. AIM is an invitation-only, multi-year initiative that “seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and midsize cultural organizations” through training in fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, and board development.

Through the program, Bloomberg Philanthropies will distribute $43 million to over 200 arts organizations across seven cities—Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Last week, 45 Atlanta-based organizations were invited to take part.

Kate D. Levin, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Program, said in a statement, “Small and midsize cultural organizations are absolutely essential to cities because they develop artists, build community, and boost the local economy. We are proud to provide unique training and support to help dynamic cultural organizations thrive.”

The lists of organization in Washington and Pittsburgh follow in full below.

Washington, D.C.
Atlas Preforming Arts Center
Capital Fringe
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Chamber Dance Project
Children’s Chorus Of Washington
City Dance Ensemble
Company E
Constellation Theatre Company
Cultural DC
Cultural Tourism DC
D.C. Creative Writing Workshop
Dance Institute Of Washington
Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company
Dance Place
DC Youth Orchestra Program
DC Arts Center
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
Joy Of Motion Dance Center
Kankouran West African Dance Company
Life Pieces To Masterpieces
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
Only Make Believe
Opera Lafayette
Pan American Symphony Orchestra
Pointless Theatre Company
Post Classical Ensemble
Sitar Arts Center
Split This Rock
Spooky Action Theater Company
Step Afrika USA
Story District
The Andrew Keegan Theatre Company
The City Choir Of Washington
The In Series
The Washington Chorus
Theatre Lab
Washington Bach Consort
Washington Concert Opera
Washington Improvisational Theater
Washington Master Chorale
Washington Project for the Arts
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Words Beats And Life
Young Playwrights Theater

Afro-American Music Institute
Arcade Comedy Theater
Artists Image Resource
Attack Theatre
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Chatham Baroque
City of Asylum
City Theatre Company
Contemporary Craft
Dreams of Hope
Hill Dance Academy Theatre
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Manchester Craftsmens Guild
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts
Off the Wall Productions
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
Quantum Theatre
River City Brass Band
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Silver Eye Center for Photography
SLB Radio Productions
Squonk Opera
Steeltown Entertainment Project
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
The Mattress Factory
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

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