Orchestra of St. Luke’s receives $600K and $200K grants

Posted on: August 5, 2010

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s announced that it has received a grant of $600,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The multi-year Mellon grant will support new artistic initiatives and programs at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the new home of Orchestra of St. Luke’s set to open in March 2011. “We are deeply grateful for The Mellon Foundation’s long-time support of our work,” said OSL Executive Director Katy Clark. “It is a tremendous vote of confidence in Orchestra of St. Luke’s as it approaches several critical milestones with the opening of The DiMenna Center and the departure of our co-founding President, Marianne Lockwood.” The orchestra also has received a grant of $200,000 from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations’ Performing Arts Recovering Initiative & Fund for the City of New York, which will be used for general operating support. The Soros initiative is a special one-time program meant to help performing arts organizations in New York City. The DiMenna Center—a rehearsal, recording, and education facility located at 450 West 37th Street and co-owned by the Baryshnikov Arts Center—is intended as an anchor for classical music on Manhattan’s west side.

Posted August 5, 2010