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2021 Institutional Grants
Since 2020, the Dedalus Foundation has offered annual institutional grants in support of initiatives that promote equity and diversity in the arts. This year, we are excited to announce that we have awarded $64,900 in unrestricted grants to Brandywine Workshop & Archives, ArtStart, The Fortune Society, BOMB Oral History Project, The Laundromat Project, Harlem School of the Arts, and Culture Push.
Brandywine Workshop and Archives
Over the years, the mission of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives has evolved, as evidenced in its growing permanent collection of works of art, public programs, Visiting Artist residencies, one-person and group exhibitions—many of which have traveled nationally and internationally—artist exchanges, a national network of 19 Satellite Collections presenting prints made at BWA, and the successful launch and ongoing growth of Artura.org, a free online resource for visual-arts-based cross-cultural and cross-curricular learning.
Art Start uses the creative process to nurture the voices, hearts, and minds of historically marginalized youth, offering a space for them to imagine, believe, and represent their creative vision for their lives and communities.
Through consistent workshops with long-term partners, including youth organizations, schools, alternative sentencing programs, and residences for youth and families experiencing homelessness, art becomes the starting point of a larger life process, and the start of larger conversations about the future of our communities.
The Fortune Society
The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
BOMB Oral History Project
BOMB’s Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora.
The Laundromat Project
The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.
We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.
We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development.
Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem School of the Arts is a cultural arts center of interdisciplinary excellence. For over 50 years, HSA has built a community centered around a dynamic global curriculum, with a focus on diasporas of prominence in Harlem and Upper Manhattan.
Culture Push is an arts organization that creates programs to nurture artists and other creative people who are approaching common problems through hands-on civic participation and imaginative problem-solving.