SUPPORT THE BILLIE
Fulfilling the mission of The Billie Holiday Theatre would not be possible without the generous support of our foundation, government and corporate partners, and well as our individual donors.
We extend our deepest gratitude for their commitment to bringing world-class theater to the audiences and artists of Bedford Stuyvesant and beyond.
OF BLACK THEATRES FOUNDED OUT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS/BLACK ARTS MOVEMENTS DIDN’T EXIST BY THE MID-90S.
FOUNDATIONS GIVE $4 BILLION DOLLARS TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, BUT ONLY 4% OF THAT FUNDING GOES TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE COMMUNITIES OF THE GLOBAL MAJORITY.
EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE ELEVATES THE CRITICAL VOICES OF BLACK ARTISTS, AND THE STORIES OF OUR COMPLEX JOURNEY TOWARD FREEDOM, A JOURNEY THAT IS FAR FROM OVER.
Thank you to our partners, for their support of equity in the arts, for elevating the voices of Black artists, and for their commitment to our communities, in Bed-Stuy and beyond. Our ability to tell stories that matter in the epicenter of the largest community of people of African descent in the nation would not be possible without their support.
LEAD SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
The Ford Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation
Mosaic Network and Fund in The New York Community Trust
The Kresge Foundation
The New York Community Trust
The J. L. Greene Art Access Fund in The New York Community Trust has partnered with The Billie Holiday Theatre to bring the performing arts to underrepresented audiences throughout New York.
OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theatre Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
Booth Ferris Foundation
Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Fund for the City of New York
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Lily Auchincloss Foundation
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
A special thank you to the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust.
PUBLIC FUNDS PROVIDED BY:
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council Commissioner Gonzalo Casals
The Office of the Mayor of the City of New York with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President with the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
New York City Council (District 36) with the support of Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy
Majority Leader Councilmember Laurie Cumbo
Assemblymember Tremaine Wright
The National Endowment for the Arts