NYCCT Receives Funding from NYSCA for our Bilingual Touring Production CINCO/FIVE!

Nov 4, 2022 | Education, Posts, Spotlights

New York City Children’s Theater has received a Regrowth and Capacity grant of $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts. This grant will support our launch of CINCO/FIVE, a bilingual (Spanish & English) production of FIVE, our popular touring musical for students with disabilities and PreK-2 grade students. Providing this interactive learning tool to multilingual students across NYC, we help students and schools connect to the power of being present in their sensory awareness as they continue their ongoing recovery from pandemic challenges. This grant supplements an additional general operating grant of $49,500, which New York City Children’s Theater received from NYSCA earlier this year.

The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY93 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support.

“This unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the health of our economy, our communities, and our citizens,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “As we continue our comeback, we applaud the strength and innovation of arts organizations across the state and are all the better for their hard work and dedication.”

“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their historic investment of $240 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director of NYSCA, “As we continue rebuilding the arts across our New York, New York City Children’s Theater will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem. Congratulations on your award from the entire NYSCA team.”

“Council congratulates New York City Children’s Theater on their grant award! These grants are from the people of New York State, for the future of New York State,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to the health of our citizens and the economic vitality of our communities, and we recognize the contributions of NYSCA grantees to the lives of all New Yorkers.”

About the New York State Council on the Arts
The Council on the Arts preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State an exceptional place to live, work, and visit. The Council upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, the Council on the Arts will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts, including dedicated support for arts education and underrepresented communities.

The Council on the Arts further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please
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cinco five

Bring NYCCT’s bilingual (Spanish and English) multimedia musical to your school or community center! Piper the Puppet has traveled to New York City all the way from planet Blank to learn about his FIVE senses! Incorporating live music, puppetry, videos, and sensory objects, FIVE; CINCO will engage students in exploring their five senses while celebrating the unique boroughs of New York City!

¡Traigan el show bilingüe (Español e Inglés) de NYCCT a tu escuela o centro comunitario! Piper el títere ha viajado a la ciudad de Nueva York desde el planeta En Blanco para conocer sus CINCO ¡Sentidos! Incorporando música en vivo, títeres, videos y objetos sensoriales, FIVE; CINCO involucrará a los estudiantes en la exploración de sus cinco sentidos mientras aprenden sobre los diferentes distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York.

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