Sara Reisman, MACP faculty and Artistic Director of Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, remarks on recent announcement of social justice grant recipients
January 26, 2017
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation has awarded forty-seven New York–based arts organizations with social justice grants supporting “positive social change,” Robin Scher of Artnews reports.
“Now more than ever, the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is proud to support organizations that believe in the crucial role that art plays in the fight for social change,” Sara Reisman, the artistic director of the foundation, said. “The grantees are at the forefront of community engagement and cultural advocacy in their communities, tackling timely issues related to xenophobia, Islamophobia, LGBTQ rights, racism, criminal justice, income inequality, and women’s rights, among many others. The work they do to provide fundamental access to the arts in the five boroughs of New York City will be critical in the years to come, given the current political landscape.”