Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater

“Education and artistic innovation are at the heart of Ailey’s endeavors. The Howard Gilman Foundation’s generous leadership support of our Education Programs and Artistic Initiatives will help us to continue fulfilling Alvin Ailey’s commitment to inspiring, engaging, and empowering all people through the art of dance. We are honored and privileged to call the Howard Gilman Foundation a partner in accomplishing these objectives during the 2014-2015 season.” – Bennett Rink, Executive Director

Carnegie Hall’s
UBUNTU Festival

“In creating UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, we were inspired by the cultural life of a wonderfully diverse country with an often surprising culture like no other. Our festival comes 20 years after the first free elections in South Africa, an anniversary made even more resonant by the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will be enriched with powerful and highly memorable live concerts as well as a range of events co-presented with our network of cultural partners, thanks to the generosity of the Howard Gilman Foundation.” – Clive Gillinson, Executive & Artistic  ....

The Flea

“With small theater companies across New York struggling to make rent, The Flea made a bold decision to build a permanent home to share with the entire Off-Off-Broadway community. Thanks to the Howard Gilman Foundation's visionary support, we will soon provide a stable and much-needed space base for hundreds of artists and audience members in the heart of Lower Manhattan. But the Foundation is supporting more than just our building—they are safeguarding our role as a fundamental part of the cultural ecosystem—feeding our industry and eventually our culture.” – Carol Ostrow, Producing Director

Primary Stages

“With the support of the Howard Gilman Foundation, we are able to conduct a significant institutional planning process that is essential for Primary Stages' future. Especially during these turbulent times, non-profit theater requires the understanding and support of our funding partners who help to make our success possible. We are grateful for the Gilman Foundation’s belief in our work, our staff, and our mission to share the art of playwriting.” – Elliot Fox, Managing Director

New York City Center’s Encores! Series

“New York City Center is deeply grateful for the partnership of the Howard Gilman Foundation. The Foundation’s support is crucial to sustaining two of our signature programs, the Tony Award-honored Encores! series and the Fall for Dance Festival, enabling us to maintain a high level of artistry while keeping performances accessible to all.” – Arlene Shuler, President & CEO

Theatre for a New Audience

“The establishment of the Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama at Theatre for a New Audience will support the development of productions of Shakespeare and classic plays, including new translations of and adaptations of world classics, in perpetuity. In the current and next seasons in our new home at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, it will support upcoming productions by Sirs Michael Boyd and Trevor Nunn, former artistic directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in their directorial debuts with an American theatre company.” – Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director

La Mama

“The Howard Gilman Foundation’s support is a game-changer for La MaMa. Now in our 53rd season, this commitment gives La MaMa so much hope for the future and strengthens our capacity to present artists whose work transcends boundaries of language, race, and culture.” – Mia Yoo, Artistic Director


“The collaboration between the Howard Gilman Foundation and BalletNext drives two of our mission objectives: working with today’s leading artists to build a robust repertory of new choreographic works and to test new models for distribution, marketing, and audience development for emerging dance companies. The formula for building a full-time dance company that consistently commissions, performs, and tours new work has irrevocably changed in the new millennium. We look forward to working closely with the Foundation to implement solutions that address some of the key opportunities and challenges that face our industry.” - Elizabeth Johanningmeier, Executive Director

Baryshnikov Arts Center

“The Howard Gilman Foundation’s founding, leadership support has been instrumental to Baryshnikov Arts Center’s success. The Howard Gilman Performance Space was BAC’s first dedicated performance venue: it reflects our shared commitment to providing a space in New York City for the presentation and creation of art from around the world, and has also helped BAC to carry Mr. Gilman’s commitment to the arts forward. The Foundation’s current award in support of diverse programming and capital improvements for the Howard Gilman Performance Space will ensure that we maintain the highest professional standards for our artists as we celebrate our ten-year anniversary  ....

Elevator Repair Service

“It is difficult to express just how much this grant means to our organization. Thanks to the Howard Gilman Foundation, we can, for the first time, self-produce one of our own productions (The Sound and the Fury at The Public Theater). This grant will bolster our ability to take risks on new work in the future without jeopardizing our company’s current infrastructure and ongoing operations.This means so many good things for ERS, our company of artists, and our show." John Collins, Artistic Director