Carnegie Hall gets $4 million for wide range of initiatives
August 27, 2012
New York City's Carnegie Hall recently received a two-year, $4 million award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will help the music hall support a wide range of initiatives that include new works, the digitization of archives, radio and digital broadcasts. The establishment, which has been hosting renowned musicians since 1891, aims to better serve future generations with these offerings.
"We are enormously grateful for this inspiring support from The Mellon Foundation, which will have tremendous impact as we work to encourage audiences to expand their artistic horizons, serve a greater number of people through technology, and seek to play a role in supporting the future of music," said Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall.
In particular, the funding is earmarked for the commission of 25 new musical workers, the Digital Archives Project to conserve the venue's historic collections and to put on citywide Carnegie Hall festivals.
The Mellon Foundation works in five primary areas - performing arts, higher education, libraries and communication, conservation, museums and art. Organizations that provide funds to a wide range of programs can benefit from nonprofit financial management
programs to ensure efforts are correctly dispersed across core areas.