ArtsConnection Awarded Grant for Museum Initiative

We are excited to announce that The New York Community Trust has awarded us $500,000 over three years to support a new initiative called Museum Connections. Museum partners selected for this project will be disclosed in the spring. Museum Connections will help us continue our mission to provide access to the arts for all New Yorkers.

STARTING A MUSEUM PROGRAM FOR SNAP FAMILIES: The New York Community Trust is continuing its commitment to helping low-income New Yorkers access our world-class cultural institutions. ArtsConnection will use $500,000 to start a free or $1 museum admission program for families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—a population that accounts for one out of every five New Yorkers. The group will work with New Yorkers using SNAP to design and carry out the program. It will also work with the City’s Human Resources Administration to promote the effort.
-The New York Community Trust