Arts for All Fund
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
In honor of the forthcoming holiday, all month long we’re paying tribute to the borough we love by celebrating our valentines—the nonprofit organizations doing their part to make Brooklyn a better home for all.
Thanks to all who joined us for the first annual Brooklyn Love benefit for our Arts for All Fund!
A group of ten gifted high school students from across Brooklyn have been chosen as this year’s recipients of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship.
Four of the winners are musicians – including a clarinetist, violinist, vocalist and rock musician -- and three are dancers. The group also includes one writer, one visual artist, and one filmmaker/actor.
Brooklyn is one of the world’s great artistic communities. Every year, more and more people in the arts are migrating here and making it their home. But for generations, Brooklyn has also produced great artists—young people with big talent and big dreams who got their start in our borough.
Peter Jay Sharp Fellows participate in a movement workshop at the new BAM Fisher Building.
Summer in Brooklyn is when our borough truly comes to life. Neighbors convene on stoops over a shared pitcher of lemonade; kids in a kaleidoscope of colored t-shirts ride the subway to summer camp; parks are packed with runners, readers, and picnickers from dawn ‘til dusk—our communities’ spirit thrives in the warmer months. It’s also during these months that Brooklynites get together to give our neighborhoods a boost, be it with a fresh coat of paint or a new community garden.
Groundswell mural "Piece Out, Peace In" in Crown Heights.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Grants to Address Social and Economic Challenges in New York City’s Biggest Borough
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only philanthropy solely dedicated to New York City’s most populous borough, has announced the recipients of its competitive grantmaking for 2012, totaling $2,299,600 for 138 highly effective community-based programs and services.
Without a doubt, Brooklyn is the most exciting place in the world right now to be in the business of culture. From St. Ann’s Warehouse to the Brooklyn Museum, the Regina Opera in Bensonhurst to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, our borders are home to the most innovative artists, authors, performers, and producers anywhere.