Make a donation:

Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

PRESS ALERT
Dotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted Line
Contact: Annette Cortes, 212.5291545

LMDC TO AWARD $27 MILLION IN CULTURAL GRANTS FOR LOWER MANHATTAN
SEA, Society of the Educational Arts
Receives a Major Capital Grant!

March, 2006
Dotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted LineDotted Line
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin and SEA's Executive Director Dr. Manuel A. MoránGovernor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) will award $27.4 million in cultural enhancement grants to 63 organizations located in or serving Lower Manhattan.

LMDC recommended SEA to receive a capital grant to expand Teatro SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children's Theatre, NY's Only Latino Children's Theatre, located at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on Manhattan's Lower East Side.


Actress Sigourney Weaver and SEA's Executive Director Dr. Manuel A. MoránSEA is proud to be among the cultural institutions that Governor George E. Pataki was referring to when he said, “These institutions will serve to unite the local community, to educate, inform, and inspire visitors, as well as animate and redefine the neighborhood. New cultural institutions and festivals will complement and rejuvenate an area already rich in cultural and historic sites, and will continue to stimulate economic investments in Lower Manhattan.”

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg stated, “These organizations represent the energy, diversity, and excellence of New York City’s non-profit cultural community.”

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Chairman, Richard J. Schwartz and SEA's Executive Director Dr. Manuel A. MoránThe grant will bolster SEA's current Capital Campaign to expand and enhance their unique programs.

Society of the Educational Arts (SEA), now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, is the leading bilingual Arts-in-Education organization and premiere Latino Theatre Company for young audiences in the United States. SEA’s home base theater, TEATRO SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, offers a year-round season of professional Bilingual Puppet and Children’s Theater. Teatro SEA has become a vital component to New York City cultural life.

The organizations included in the grants to be approved are:
Alliance for Downtown New York/River to River Festival
Alliance for the Arts
Architectural League of New York
Art in General
Artists Space
Asian American Arts Center
Asian Americans for Equality/CREATE
Bang on a Can
Battery Conservancy
Battery Dance Company
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Children's Museum of the Arts
Church Street School for Music & Art
City Lore/CATCH
CityARTS
CultureNOW
Culture Project
Dance New Amsterdam
Downtown Community Television Center
Educational Alliance
Eldridge Street Project
Exhibitions International/Raymond Loewy Museum
Exploring the Metropolis/NYC Performing Arts Spaces
Flea Theater
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Harvestworks/Electronic Music Foundation
Henry Street Settlement
Home for Contemporary Theater/HERE Art Center
Horticultural Society
HT Dance Company
International Studio & Curatorial Program/Elizabeth Foundation
Judd Foundation
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Manhattan Youth Recreation & Resources
Minetta Brook
Moving Image/Film Forum
Museum of American Finance
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
National Dance Institute
National Museum of the American Indian
National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy
New Dance Alliance
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Chinese Cultural Center
New York City Opera
New York City Police Museum
New York Classical Theatre
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Scandia Symphony
Open Channels NY/Dixon Place
Pace University Center for Cultural Affairs
Poets House
Project Rebirth
Roulette Intermedium
Skyscraper Museum
Society of the Educational Arts/Sociedad Educativa de las Artes
SoHo Repertory Theatre
StoryCorps: Sound Portraits Productions
3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center
Tribeca Film Institute
Wall Street Rising
WNYC Radio

For complete details, visit www.RenewNYC.com.


Photos (by Richard Marino)


Spacer
107 Suffolk St. / 2nd Fl. / New York, NY 10002 / 212.529.1545 & 212.260.4080 Ext. 14 / info@sea-online.info