Queens artists/art groups receive grants

Jackie DeDios and Queens Dance Artist Song Hee Lee.

Jackie DeDios, development manager for QCA, and Queens Dance Artist Song Hee Lee. Photo courtesy QCA

On Wednesday, Queens Council on the Arts welcomed the 2014 recipients of the Queens Arts Fund and Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide grants to its Astoria office to celebrate.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Greater New York Arts Development Fund

Organization Support 

•American Bolero Dance Company, Inc. •Astoria Big Band •Center for the Holographic Arts •Con Brio Ensemble •Conjunto Kathari •Convergence Arts •Gideon Productions, LLC •In-Sight Dance Company •Local Project •Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) •Random Access Music, Ltd. •Rural Route Films •Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company •taxdeductible theatre •The Queens Players •The TRUF •Theatre 167 •Titan Theatre Company •Yarn/Wire

Individual Artist Support

•Nancy Agabian •Emily Berry •Caetlynn Booth •Karina Casiano •John Day •John DeBlase •Alberto Denis •Lindsey Drury •Salvador Espinoza •Alejandro Florez •Wojciech Gilewicz •Levi Gonzalez •Daniel Hendrick •Michelle Jaffé •Penelope Katsaras •Dara Lazar •Samuel Lee •Song Hee Lee •Xiao Ou He •Chee Wang Ng •Ella Rosewood •Camila Santos •Allen Schulz •Leslie Scott •Malini Srinivasan •Conrad Stojak •Rachel Sullivan •Rica Takashima •Roshani Thakore •Jennie Thwing •Christine Wong Yap

New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program Organization Support

•Art House Astoria Conservatory for Music and Art •Astoria Big Band •Ayazamana Cultural Center, Inc. •Ba Ban Chinese Music Society, Inc. •Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, Inc. •Bayside Glee Club, Inc. •Braata Productions •Center for the Holographic Arts •Con Brio Ensemble •Conjunto Kathari •Convergence Arts •Cultural Collaborative Jamaica,Inc. •Free Synagogue of Flushing Theatre Group •Fresh Meadows Poets •Greater Astoria Historical Society •Hip to Hip Theatre Company •Local Project •New Thread Quartet •Nodutdol for Korean Community Development •Oratorio Society of Queens, Inc. •Percussia •Queens World Film Festival •Random Access Music, Ltd. •Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company •The Flying Carpet Theatre •thingNY

Art in the Schools

Karen Domingo-Moran, partnering with PS 85Q, Charles Vallone School

SPARC Artists Recipients

•Leeanne M. G-Bowley, partnering with Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center;

•Tara Dixon, partnering with Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center;

•Ifeatuanya Chiejina, partnering with Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center;

•Molaundo Jones, partnering with CCNS Hillcrest Senior Center;

•Lenny Leibowitz, partnering with JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center;

•Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, partnering with CCNS Catherine Sheridan Senior Center;

•Marilyn Rogers, partnering with Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center;

•Alacia Stubbs, partnering with Samuel Field Y;

•Carol Sudhalter, partnering with Florence E. Smith Senior Services;

•Jennie Thwing, partnering with SNAP Innovative Senior Center;

•Chia-Mei Tseng, partnering with Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center

SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, a residency program is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the city’s five local arts councils. The program is supported in part by public funds provided by the Department for the Aging.

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