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Money Moves: Several Black Arts Organizations to Receive NYC Grant

Any day money is put in the hands of black people, it’s a good day. The National Black Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Apollo Theater, and Negro Ensemble Company are among the dozens of non-profit performing arts companies awarded Cultural Development Fund grants of up to $100,000 from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

The acclaimed theater, The Apollo, among a long list of grant recipients.

The grants, totaling $47.1 million, include new investments and measures to support the city’s nonprofit cultural sector as it continues to struggle through the pandemic. These include allocating funding to hard-hit BIPOC communities and supporting arts education programs.

The department also announced that those receiving funding this upcoming year will also be receiving funds in 2022 of a similar amount, pending final budgets. NYC really has been leading the way in America when it comes to actively working to protect and support its citizens. Not perfect, by any means, but as always, a win for any black group is a win for us all. 

Look below for a larger list of NYC arts organizations impacted. 

Up to $9,999

LAByrinth Theater Company

League of Professional Theatre Women 

Negro Ensemble Company

$10,000 – $19,999



The New Group

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

The Shed

Sing for Hope

$20,000 – $49,999

Bushwick Starr, Inc.

National Black Theatre

Primary Stages Company

The Vineyard

$50,000 – $99,999

Ars Nova

Atlantic Theater Company


New Dramatists

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

Second Stage Theatre

The Tank


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Apollo Theater

La MaMa

New York Theatre Workshop

New York Philharmonic

Playwrights Horizons

Roundabout Theatre Company

Signature Theatre Company

Repertorio Espanol

St. Ann’s Warehouse


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