The Union Square Arts Award recognizes the central leadership role played by arts and culture in providing educational opportunities for young people, building collaborations and promoting social change. The Arts Award supports organizations working with youth and families in low-income communities across New York City in all artistic disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, Visual and Media Arts.
Arts Award recipients are innovators motivated by a passion for the arts and social justice. They have created new possibilities for young people, built groundbreaking programs, and revitalized communities. Each Arts Award consists of a grant up to $35,000, comprehensive technical assistance, and the opportunity to apply for regrants to help build long-term organizational sustainability and community engagement. Recipient organizations are less than ten-years-old with annual operating budgets under $1 million at the time they are Awarded.
51 organizations have received the Union Square Arts Award