December 1st, 2011

Lar Lubovitch, Founder and Artistic Director, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

December 1st, 2011

Pascal Rioult, Artistic Director, RIOULT

December 1st, 2011

Ellen Bar, Director of Media Projects and Former Soloist, New York City Ballet

July 25th, 2011

Fifty Years, Fifty Stories

New York Artists Celebrate 50 Years of New York State Council on the Arts In New Advocacy Campaign by the New York City Arts Coalition

Fifty Years, Fifty Stories, an online video campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of the State’s arts agency, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) includes 50 video statements from leading artists and organizations that have benefitted from agency funds.

The campaign launches today with 12 statements (see below). Read Stuart Elliott’s feature on the campaign in today’s The New York Times.

July 25th, 2011

Kevin Augustine, Artistic Director and Founder, Lone Wolfe Tribe (a puppet theater)

July 25th, 2011

Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Co-Founders, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance [BAAD!]

July 25th, 2011

Robert Battle, Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

July 25th, 2011

Yanira Castro, Director and Choreographer, a Canary Torsi

July 25th, 2011

Ping Chong, Artistic Director and Founder, Ping Chong & Company

July 25th, 2011

Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage

The New York City Arts Coalition promotes a broad awareness of the arts in the life of the city. It encourages leaders and elected officials to protect the creative freedom of the arts community and to support adequate appropriations for the arts in the city, state and federal budgets.

We believe that public funding for the arts is essential to the growth, diversity, and freedom of our communities. Works of art show us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world around us. Art reveals who we are and who we might be. Art feeds our souls and our minds.

The availability of public funds increases access for everyone and ensures the creation and exhibition of all forms of art, independent of market trends.

NYC Arts Coalition

246 West 38 St., 4th Fl.
New York, New York 10018

phone: 212.278-8111 ext 309
fax: 212-278-8555