Dancewave, a Brooklyn-based organization that inspires young people to express themselves authentically through an innovative model of dance education, performed at The Pocantico Center this summer. The youngest and first pre-professional dancers to appear on Pocantico’s stage, Dancewave's Company I members performed works by renowned contemporary choreographers, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, and Kyle Abraham.
New York City is a hub of creative industries. Its creative sector, as a share of all creative jobs nationally, grew from 7.1% to 8.6% since the previous report in 2005. (Courtesy nycfuture.org)
According to a report from Center for An Urban Future, creative industries have been among the fastest growing segments of New York City’s economy over the last decade, and they outpace traditional economic engines like finance and insurance.
The Fund has revised the Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Grants portion of its Pivotal Place: New York City guidelines, following an April 2014 review of its grantmaking from 2003–2013. The revised guidelines clarify the Fund’s interest in diversity and reaching artists of color and nontraditional communities, supporting the creative process, including residencies at The Pocantico Center, and building the capacity of small and mid-size arts organizations.
During one of two Composers Now residencies at The Pocantico Center in October 2014, composer and violinist Mari Kimura wrote "Breuer Vivant," a piece inspired by the historic Marcel Breuer House, and performed it at The Pocantico Center in February 2015.
AKA|Strategy and NEXT: Transition Advisors conducted a review of the Culpeper Arts and Culture Grants from 2003 to 2013. The review of grantmaking is intended to provide an understanding of the Fund’s place in the field, the evolution of the program, the strengths and weaknesses its strategies and grantmaking, an assessment of the contributions of Fund's grantees to progress in the field, and possible approaches going forward.