Dance/NYC’s Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Initiative aims to extend the role of dance artistry in fostering the inclusion, integration, and human rights of the more than three million immigrants in the New York City metropolitan area, while shaping urgent public discussion about changing demographics and immigrant affairs. This work extends Dance/NYC’s core capabilities for research, technology, and convening, and the organizational values of equity and inclusion that are embedded into all aspects of its programs and services.
Primary activities through 2020 include targeted leadership training, networking, and convening; quantitative assessment of the landscape of immigrant artists; and a directory of online resources.
Dance/NYC’s Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Initiative is made possible with founding and leadership support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The initiative is also supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the City of New York, Bill de Blasio, Mayor, and the New York City Council, Corey Johnson, Speaker, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner. Dance/NYC thanks the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the initiative task force for its partnership.