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

Video: Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council

Creativity can be fueled by the collaboration between artists who approach their work in different ways and together discover new forms of expression. The Pocantico Center hosted more than a dozen residencies in 2016. Here is a glimpse into two of them.

Black Iris Project Brings Black Lives to the Stage

Artists from the Black Iris Project, a new ballet group recently featured in The New York Times, will participate in a 10-day residency at The Pocantico Center this spring.

Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas appointed to Mayor Bill de Blasio's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission

Mayor de Blasio has appointed Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, the director of the Fund's Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program, as vice chair of the New York City Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission.