‘Destination>Brooklyn’ makes awards of $1,500 each available to local cultural organizations seeking to advance tourism in the borough
On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) announced the recipients of the 2016 “Destination>Brooklyn” awards, giving out a total of $30,000 in mini-grants to small local cultural organizations.
“Brooklyn is the preeminent destination for cutting-edge cultural experiences that reflect the world’s diversity. ‘Destination>Brooklyn’ is a wonderful vehicle for bringing residents and tourists closer to some of our borough’s hidden artistic gems,” said Adams. “Small arts organizations from Bay Ridge to Bushwick are benefiting from a boost in cultural tourism thanks to our mini-grant program.”
Funded by Adams and the NYC & Company Foundation, “Destination>Brooklyn” makes awards of $1,500 each available to local cultural organizations seeking to advance tourism in the borough. The funding supports the creation, production and distribution of print promotional materials that represent the organization’s artistic and cultural activities. In the last three years, $103,500 in mini-grants have been awarded to 79 local cultural organizations from all across Brooklyn.
The recipients of the 2016 “Destination>Brooklyn” mini-grants include, among others, the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a boroughwide musicians’ collective rooted in Indian classical music; FiveMyles, a gallery and performance space in Crown Heights; the Haiti Cultural Exchange in Crown Heights; JACK, a multidisciplinary arts center in Clinton Hill; the Live Source Theatre Group in Fort Greene; Lotus Creations Academy of Performing Arts, a dance and poetry performing arts organization in Clinton Hill; and Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, a dance arts organization in Crown Heights.
“’Destination>Brooklyn’ grants are vital to the development and sustainability of arts organizations and cultural groups engaging with our communities in ways that are critically needed in our borough today,” said Charlotte A. Cohen, executive director of BAC. “These grants encourage local tourism and stimulate Brooklyn’s creative economy.”
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the newest round of mini-grants at brooklynartscouncil.org. The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, September 20th.