No Longer Empty is thrilled to be a recipient of a Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation social justice grant for the NLE Curatorial Lab program. The grants provide vital support to 57 cultural leaders in artistic activism, grass-roots organizations, and community-based institutions throughout New York City.

Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Foundation, states:

“This year’s awards recognize organizations both large and small that have modeled new ways of working collaboratively, across disciplinary lines, connecting New York City’s public with experimental and emerging artistic practices that intersect with activist efforts. As in previous years, we are supporting organizations that facilitate creative programs of the highest artistic caliber, with an unwavering commitment to social and political engagement and a proven capacity to involve historically overlooked audiences.”

It’s an honor to be among such esteemed colleagues and peers to effect social change through the work that we do. No Longer Empty is particularly excited that NLE Curatorial Lab is one of the professional development programs for emerging arts professionals to be supported by the grant; others include the Caribbean Cultural Center’s African Diaspora Institute’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability Residency Toolkit.

Congratulations to all! And a very special thank you to The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation!

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