Culpeper Arts & Culture

Nurturing a vibrant & inclusive arts community in New York City

  • The Foundry Theatre's Audience Ambassadors program works with community organizers in New York City to bring groups from their own neighborhoods to attend performances at theaters across the city. For many, this is their first time engaging with theater.
  • 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

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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.
A scene from Marcus Gardley's The Box: A Black Comedy, which made its premiere in 2014 at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo courtesy of The Foundry Theatre)
Foundry Theatre, Inc.

News and updates

Lage Lund Quartet Presents New Jazz Works to Pocantico Audience

In July, acclaimed jazz guitarist Lage Lund performed at The Pocantico Center, kicking off a week-long summer composition residency cohosted by The Jazz Gallery.

Dancers from the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company Grace the Pocantico Stage

In June, the young dancers of the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company presented five works on the al fresco stage at The Pocantico Center. They'll return this autumn for a week-long dance residency.

Ensemble Connect Brings Contemporary and Classical Sounds to the Pocantico Stage

Following a residency last year at The Pocantico Center, Ensemble Connect's performance featured a blend of old and new works, including a world premiere by composer Andy Akiho.