The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is pleased to announce three grant award notifications for Fiscal Year 2022 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Coalition of Theaters of Color (CTC).
“Our Arts Center’s tradition of engaging community and embracing culture, even during a pandemic, is being recognized for its impact and quality. I am so proud of our colleagues,” remarked Hostos President Daisy Cocco De Filippis.
The Arts Center received a NYSCA 2022 Programming Grant for $25,000, the highest amount the Arts Center has ever been awarded from NYSCA for programming support.
An award in the amount of $130,000 came from the CTC, also the highest amount ever received from this City Council Initiative, which is administered through the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Arts Center's grant amount was designated by our NYC Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr. (District 17).
The last award was an unexpected $25,000 grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation who selected Hostos to receive the additional support for reopening efforts in 2022.
And Arts Center Director Felix Arocho remarked, “What a wonderful way to end (or start) the year! The Arts Center is humbled and honored to have been awarded. I thank everyone for their continued support.”
About The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
An integral part of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York since 1982, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, includes two state-of- the-art theaters of 900 and 367 seats each, a black box experimental theater, and a museum-grade art gallery, is a resource for students and faculty in addition to serving the cultural needs of South Bronx residents and neighboring communities.
Recognized nationally as a leader in Latin and African-based programming, the Hostos Center creates performing and visual arts forums in which the diverse cultural heritages of its audiences are celebrated and cultivated.
In meeting that objective, the Center is dedicated to the development of emerging artists and the creation of new work. | Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture