The Rockefeller Foundation has a long history of supporting the arts and humanities, fueled by a belief that the cultivation of aesthetic sensibilities through literature, music, and other fine arts is essential to the well-being of humanity. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation focuses on nurturing the vitality of New York City’s cultural institutions through our New York Opportunities Fund, and supporting artists through our Arts & Literary Arts Residency program at our Bellagio Center. This high-profile program awards residencies to artists who have demonstrated exceptional originality inspired by global social issues, and who share in the Foundation’s goals of advancing more inclusive economies and building a more resilient world.
In addition, the Foundation continues to ensure that the arts remain inclusive through innovative collaborations including a recent partnership to provide 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway. By integrating the arts into classroom studies, educational initiatives such as this promise to inspire the next generation of historians, artists, singers and musicians.
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