FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021
CONTACT: Audrey Cox, ACox16@schools.nyc.gov
Dear Arts Partner,
The Office of Arts and Special Projects is pleased to announce summer 2021 Murals & Pop-up Performance Grants, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the City Cultural Aid. These grants will provide $25,000 School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) funding to grantee Summer Rising sites to build partnerships that culminate in a co-created mural or a co-created pop-up performance at the end of summer 2021. Program goals include investment in school facilities and communities through talented NYC teaching artists while developing, implementing, and promoting best practices in arts education.
This application is only available to school sites participating in 2021 Summer Rising. School leaders are only allowed to submit the Murals & Pop-up Performance Grant application. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
As New York City begins to recover and rebuild, we know the Murals and Pop-up Performance Grant will play a pivotal role in realizing this artistic renaissance. The Murals and Pop-up Performance Grant will create opportunities for teaching artists and school communities to redefine celebrating the arts in New York City Schools.
It is important to reiterate that schools are the grantees, so please follow-up directly with potential partnership schools. For more information regarding Summer Rising, please visit the Summer Rising webpage.
Please contact Audrey Cox at ACox16@schools.nyc.gov for inquiries.
Best wishes for a safe and creative summer!
Director of Arts Partnerships
Office of Arts and Special Projects
New York City Department of Education