NYC Cultural Innovation Fund: 2011 Grantees

7 stories from the 2011 Grantees of Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund

The seven featured projects include the barter network; the Public Access Design program at the Center for Urban Pedagogy; a collaboration between Groundswell and the Department of Transportation to improve traffic safety in Hunts Point; a new collaboration between Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Dancing in the Streets to produce a South Bronx cultural trail; an online platform from the Wildlife Conservation Society where every resident can share their vision of a sustainable future for the city; Chimpanzee Productions’ photo sharing event, Digital Diaspora Family Roadshow; and the new Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Fisher building. Each of these projects tackles the big issues shaping New York City’s cultural and civic agenda today.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion

This short documentary is part of a series about innovation in action featuring the Rockefeller Foundation's 2011 Cultural Innovation Fund grantees.


Chimpanzee Productions
Thomas Allen Harris, Director
Don Perry, Writer and Producer

Video by: Meerkat Media
EmcArts Producer: Karina Mangu-Ward

The series is produced by EmcArts, Inc. with funding support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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