"The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation has announced the fifty-seven recipients of its fourth annual art and social-justice grants. Selected for their commitment to using art as a tool for advocacy and to effect social change, the New York–based organizations will receive financial support for educational programs, activist initiatives, and artist residencies, as well as for exhibitions, special projects, and operations.
This year’s cohort includes smaller organizations that are at the forefront of using cultural production to address contemporary issues such as LGBTQ rights, distributive justice, court diversion for youth, and domestic violence. Grantees include Fourth Arts Block, Disability/Arts/NYC, Jack, Alice Austen House, Photo Requests from Solitary (A Project of Solitary Watch), Wendy’s Subway, and Forward Union. Among the larger institutions receiving funding are El Museo del Barrio, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Queens Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
“As in previous years, we are supporting organizations that facilitate creative programs of the highest artistic caliber, with an unwavering commitment to social and political engagement and a proven capacity to involve historically overlooked audiences,” Sara Reisman, the foundation’s executive and artistic director, said in a statement."
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