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New York: NYC Awards $47.1 Million in Grants and Pandemic Relief to Arts Organizations

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Dec 16, 2020 • View in browser
There’s some good news in sight. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has just awarded grants to more cultural nonprofits than ever before, including additional support that will extend into 2022.
In the galleries, there’s a rich crop of shows closing soon—including brilliant presentations of work by Thornton Dial, Jesse Krimes, Etel Adnan, and Derek Fordjour. Don’t forget your mask, and with the storm ahead, your snow boots.
– Dessane Lopez Cassell, Editor, Reviews

Arts Organizations Get Millions in Grants
The Dance Theatre of Harlem is among this year's DCLA grant recipients. (photo via Flickr)
The Dance Theatre of Harlem is among this year's DCLA grant recipients. (photo via Flickr)
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has announced that it will distribute $47.1 million in funds to more than 1,000 cultural nonprofits – the largest number of recipients ever for the annual program.
The grants are focused on organizations serving BIPOC communities, among the hardest hit by the health crisis, and those providing art education programs.
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Eric Fischl: Meditations on Melancholia at Skarstedtthrough December 18
Fischl finds a visual bond between the seclusion of the affluent white world and the pandemic’s enforced isolation. – John Yau
Etel Adnan: Seasons at Galerie Lelongthrough December 19
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Theaster Gates: Black Vessel at Gagosian, through December 19
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