Culpeper Arts & Culture

Nurturing a vibrant & inclusive arts community in New York City

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    Dance Lab New York (Broadway Dance Lab) provides choreographers with the essential elements they need—dancers, space, and time—to craft new work and advance the art form. (Photo by Francisco Graciano.)
  • BOFFO fosters innovative intersections among design, art, and architecture. It produces creative, ambitious, and forward-thinking public art while supporting collaborations among a variety of theorists, creators, and the communities around them.

Program Guidelines

The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program supports the creative process, builds the capacity of small and mid-size arts and cultural institutions across all arts disciplines, and promotes diversity in the city’s creative life.

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Funding Strategies

Featured Grantees

Three people in a dance studio, each crouched near the floor, leaning on one hand.

Choreographer Ephrat Asherie working with the Dance Lab New York ensemble during her 2019 Lab Cycle residency. (Photo by Francisco Graciano.)

The Broadway Dance Lab, Inc.
2014 Choreography Fellows Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell perform as part of City Center’s Studio 5 series. (Photo by Christopher Duggan, courtesy of New York City Center.)
New York City Center, Inc.

News and updates

RBF Grants $1.5 Million to Help NYC Museums Build Back Better

The initiative will support a range of exhibitions, programs, residencies, and other projects that provide greater visibility and opportunities for artists who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, as well as for women and LGBTQ artists.

New David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center Will Nurture the Arts in Westchester and the World

The Pocantico Center will adapt the historic Rockefeller Orangerie for cultural and sustainability programming.

2019 Pocantico Summer Performance Series

The Pocantico Center summer performance series brings the best of New York City arts and culture to the lawn of Kykuit. Performances in 2019 include Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dance Lab NY, PAGE 73, and more. (Photo: Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project 2017 performance.)