Established in 1911 by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulson and a group of other forward-thinking leaders from business and education, the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) was the first international non-governmental society to have as its sole purpose the development of goodwill through educational and cultural exchange. It was designed to meet the needs of its time through fellowships, scholarly exchange, exhibitions, and publications. These programs have grown over the years, and along with the cultural programs at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, have provided a comprehensive platform for ongoing international exchange between the United States and the Nordic countries.
This international work is at the heart of the Foundation’s mission. Each year, ASF awards over $800,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals, and artists for study and research in the United States and abroad. To date, some 30,000 Americans and Scandinavians have participated in these and other ASF programs of study, research, or practical training.
In October 2000, ASF opened Scandinavia House as a showplace for Nordic culture and life. Since its founding, it has welcomed over 1.5 million visitors, who have come to enjoy exhibitions, performances, lectures, and more. Scandinavia House was financed by the generosity of more than 300 donors from the U.S. and abroad, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as the Nordic governments and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities.
Designed by the internationally renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House is the headquarters of the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of ASF’s cultural and educational programming.
Founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour, Magnum’s photographers have served as eyewitnesses to history: from the Spanish Civil War to the liberation of the concentration camps; from the growth of democracy in India to the civil rights movement in the United States; from the genocide in Rwanda to every major armed conflict of modern times. Magnum’s ranks - of more than seventy photographers - include contemporary masters such as Rene Burri, Josef Koudelka, Elliott Erwitt, Gilles Peress, Martin Parr, Bruce Davidson and Susan Meiselas, as well as a generation of rising young stars. Despite their diverse styles, attitudes, and areas of interest, Magnum’s photographers remain united by the organization’s core values: integrity, independence, and an unwavering dedication to honest and humanistic photography.
Today, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia.
Activities at Japan Society are set against a stunning backdrop of indoor gardens, a reflecting pool and a waterfall. Facilities include a 262-seat theater, art gallery, language center, library and conference rooms. Japan Society's landmark building—located near the United Nations on 47th Street and First Avenue—was designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura and opened in 1971 as the first building in New York City by a leading Japanese architect. The classic elegance and simplicity of Yoshimura's original vision has been preserved even as the building has been enhanced by a substantial renovation.
Japan Society was founded on May 19, 1907 by a group of prominent New York business people and philanthropists, many of whom shaped the policies of exchange and collaboration that guided the Society until the outbreak of World War II. After the war, activities slowly resumed, and the stewardship of John D. Rockefeller 3rd from 1952 to 1978 led to a unified vision, a firm financial foundation, and a revitalized mission that continues to inspire and sustain the organization today.
Founded in 1995 by Dale Fitzgerald and Roy Hargrove, The Jazz Gallery's stellar programming has enabled a reputation as "The most imaginatively booked jazz club in New York." (NY Times) and "The best place to hear live music in New York." (TimeOut NY). As a nonprofit, it has the ability to allow musicians to take creative risks that other jazz venues would be likely to avoid - therefore, The Gallery is a hub of creativity, a home to jazz musicians/composers, many of them from all over the world but now permanently settled in the United States.
The Jazz Gallery serves an ethnically diverse, international audience that represents a cross section of New York City residents and travelers to New York. The Gallery has many loyal audience members from the region, as well as those who come from all over the world and allocate time during their travel to specifically come to hear performances. Audiences represent all ages -children are comfortable attending since no alcohol is served, and many young college students from NYU and the New School frequent the venue regularly alongside adults of every age. One of the best bargains in NYC, the average ticket price is $10-$20 (occasionally, some special events are $35 or $40). The Gallery is open 3 to 5 nights per week, 50 weeks per year and produces an average of 175 events per year. In 2009 its audience was in excess of 11,000.
The Jazz Gallery produces most of its programming in it’s own venue, a loft space with walls that also serve as a gallery for artwork relating to jazz. It seats 70 people. The rented space is on the fifth floor of 1160 Broadway,accessible by elevator. The Jazz Gallery recalls Soho loft spaces of the 1960's and 70s, and conveys an intimacy and warmth that many newcomers comment on.
Thematic series include the Thursday Night Debut Series, a Commissioning Series supported by the Jerome Foundation, large ensemble presentations, and Composer Workshops with Steve Coleman. Funding in 2009 and 2010 included grants from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, the New York Community Trust, Meet the Composer, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The National Endowment for the Arts, among others. In June 2010, The Jazz Gallery presented six concerts at its venue as part of the New York City CareFusion Jazz Festival. Two of the six concerts were webcast by NPR and WBGO. In addition, as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival, The Jazz Gallery All -Stars appeared at Symphony Space's Peter Norton Theater, launching an initiative to create opportunities for jazz musicians at other larger performance venues.
Over the past fifteen years The Jazz Gallery presented nine of the last eleven winners of the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition PRIOR to their winning this competition. This year, in 2010, Jason Moran, a formidable pianist who has frequented the stage of The Gallery for more than 10 years, won a MacArthur Award; in 2008, Miguel Zenon, another musician whose emergence began at The Jazz Gallery, was a MacArthur Recipient. (Miguel is in residence at The Gallery this year.) Every jazz musician appearing at The Jazz Gallery, emerging and established, knows that this is a venue where they can experiment, try out new material, and grow and develop as artists. The Jazz Gallery's 2009/2010 season included, among many others, emerging artists such as Andy Milne, Pedro Giraudo, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dafnis Prieto, Darcy James Argue, John Escreet, Yosvany Terry, Ben Williams and Linda Oh, as well as established artists such as Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake and Fred Hersch.
The Philippine Center is a building that houses the Consulate-General of the Republic of the Philippines in New York City, United States. It is located at 556 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, three blocks south of Rockefeller Plaza and north of the New York Public Library Main Branch in Bryant Park. The Philippine Center has since its early days been a venue for the Filipino-American community as well as hosting business meetings, forums, receptions and weekly art exhibits featuring Filipino art.HistoryThe Philippine Center was established by Presidential Decree No. 188 on May 10, 1973. It was purchased by the Philippine Government from the Knights of Columbus on October 29, 1973 at the cost of $2,250,000.00, with an additional $1,500,000.00 to buy out an existing lease on the building.The building's legal owner is the Republic of the Philippines; offices of its national government housed within regularly began paying rentals to the Philippine Center in 1993, including nominal fees for the use of its function rooms.On September 15, 2005, President of the Philippines HE Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made a historic official visit to the Philippine Center, the first by a ruling Filipino head of state.
Gallery SHCHUKIN is an international arts organization with a representative office in Moscow and gallery exhibition spaces in Paris and New York. Founded in 1987, the gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art and is dedicated to discovering and cultivating cutting edge contemporary artists. One of the first organizations to bring contemporary Russian art to international audiences, Gallery SHCHUKIN has exhibited established and emerging artists, including David Datuna, Sasha Semenov, Andrey Shchelokov, Aladdin Garunov, Vladimir Migachev, Natalia Zaloznaya, Igor Tishin, and many others. The gallery frequently collaborates with prominent art institutions in Russia, Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia including a group show of contemporary work at the Tampere Art Museum in Finland; “Russian Collection Presents...” at the United Nations in Geneva; “Russian Mind,” a group show of Perestroika era artists in Graz, Austria; “Matrix XX Century,” a collection of digital work commissioned for the Japanese International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation in Tokyo; as well as projects with The State Tretyakov Gallery and The State Museum of the East in Moscow. In October 2013, Gallery SHCHUKIN expanded to Europe, opening an exhibition space on Avenue Matignon in Paris, France, with a solo exhibition of installations by David Datuna, “Power And Beauty.” The newest location of Gallery SHCHUKIN, a two-level, 3,500-square-foot space at 524 W 19th Street in New York, opened in spring 2014. Through exhibitions, publications, collaborations, and its non-profit component, “National Foundation for Art Collection,” Gallery SHCHUKIN continues to support and promote established gallery artists and introduce emerging talent.
The founder of Gallery SHCHUKIN, collector Nikolay Shchukin, is a former psychotherapist specializing in psychoanalysis. Presently, Mr. Shchukin works on the universal concept of psychology and sociology of art.
Stuart Parr Collection is proud to present rare motorcycles and street bikes from its collection designed by engineering powerhouses such as Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda and Magni.
The twenty-six motorcycles in the exhibit are presented to the public for the first time, and according to Stuart Parr “these bikes represent an era when the greatest design and engineering talent took Italian motorcycles from the race track to the road”.
During the 1970s, racing embedded the fabric of Italian culture, and the finest motorcycles of this era evolved from this racing heritage. The Stuart Parr Collection centers on some of the most significant classic Italian motorcycles of this era, in particular the MV Agusta four-cylinder. Few production motorcycles enjoy the legacy of the MV Agusta four, which has an engine virtually identical to those racing bikes who won 13 World Manufacturers’ Championships and took victories in 91 Grands Prix. The MV Agusta four’s legacy is unparalleled.
The bikes on display are hand-built and forged by artisans, representing a bygone era of motorcycle design and limited production runs. The beauty in these motorcycles is in the myriad of details, wonderful aluminum castings and bespoke design. No two bikes are alike.
A New York based Beauty and Lifestyle Company, BRISTLE + CRÈME introduces a mixed-space concept that embodies creativity through the fusion of art, fashion, beauty and hair design. Our Manhattan location hosts a boutique spa, hair salon and espresso bar.
MDK GDS is a Manhattan based International photography, painter,visual artist and event planning [brain-child] of a Southern gentleman from North Carolina. Any and all questions are welcomed dealing with the CREATIVE.
Marc Jancou Contemporary opened in November of 2007 in historic Great Jones Alley in downtown New York, and relocated at 24 West 57TH Street on March 2013. The gallery's primary focus is on emerging artists, having presented the first New York solo shows by Tim Berresheim, Ross Chisholm, Slawomir Elsner, Ry Rocklen, Stephanie Taylor, and Jacques Louis Vidal. The inaugural exhibition in 2007 featured a new body of work by quintessential Los Angeles artist Larry Johnson, which was the artist's first exhibition in six years and led to a retrospective at The Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2009.
In addition to the gallery program, Marc Jancou initiated an ongoing series of exhibitions that take place in various international locations. In 2008, the exhibition In Geneva No One Can Hear Your Scream opened at BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva. The next exhibition in the series, Rive Gauche Rive Droite, opened in 2010 and was held in six unique locations across Paris including the famed taxidermist Deyrolle and the showroom of Azzedine Alaia. This ambitious exhibition presented over 100 works by 27 international artists. The next exhibition in the series will be held in 2012 in a location yet to be announced.
Prior to opening Marc Jancou Contemporary, Marc Jancou founded a number of galleries including London Projects, London (1996); Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich (1993); and Bonakdar Jancou, New York (1998). Through these galleries, Marc Jancou participated in FIAC, Art Basel, and the Armory, and curated exhibitions of Miroslaw Balka, Chris Burden, Carroll Dunham, Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, Karen Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Raymond Pettibon, Sean Landers, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Scheibitz, and Jeffrey Vallance among others. From 2006 to 2007, Marc Jancou hosted a residency program in St. Barth called Me.Di.Um, which included 25 residencies by emerging artists.
Recent gallery publications include Rive Gauche / Rive Droite (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010); In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2008); Faces and Figures (Revisited) (Gavilles&Rust); Justin Lieberman ((JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2009); Michael Cline (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010); and David Noonan, Scenes (JRP Ringier, Zurich 2009). In 1996 Marc Jancou & London Projects published an anthology of selected writings by John Coplans, which was edited by Stuart Morgan.
The Internship and Training Program, started in 1925, gives American and Scandinavian college students, recent graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get an insight into the cultures and peoples of Scandinavia and the U.S. by undertaking an internship or traineeship.
THE ASF provides J-1 visa sponsorship for Scandinavians coming to the United States as interns and trainees to participate in cultural and work exchange programs.
Earth Day began in 1970 when a perfect storm of public awareness, political will, and dedicated activism converged to create one of the largest demonstrations in human history. More than 10,000 events engaged 20 million people across America. Everyone from housewives to Hollywood actors took part in the first Earth Day events. Over the years, Earth Day has continued as an annual call to action from classrooms to board rooms. The inclusiveness of the first Earth Day has only grown as Earth Day events have spread around the world.
Our organization was founded by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City in 1990. We organized the largest event ever held in Central Park and every year since then have organized large-scale events in landmark locations. We have also grown into year-round programs and partnerships that all aim to bring the enthusiasm and spirit of Earth Day into our daily lives to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.
Visit our site today to join the Virtual Climate March.
Started by a small group of family and friends of the mentally ill determined to increase the pace of research to find the causes, better treatments and cures for mental illnesses, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was originally incorporated in 1981 as the American Schizophrenia Foundation. In 1985, the organization became the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). In 2011, the organization re-branded itself, becoming the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, awarding NARSAD Grants to fund research in every major area of brain and behavior research for all mental illness. Since awarding the first NARSAD Grant in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $360 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.
Seven Bar Foundation Distance: 0.1 miCompetitive Analysis 261 Madison Ave, Fl 9th New York, NY 10016
The Seven Bar Foundation invests in women by providing the resources needed to:
√ Start/operate their own business
√ Meet the needs of their children
√ Create opportunities for themselves
√ Provide better nutrition
√ Improve living conditions
√ Help break the poverty cycle for future generations
The Foundation raises funds through various efforts, but the primary ones currently are private donations and athlete sponsorship in organized races. Andrea and others have chosen The Dream Hope Believe Foundation as their cause for which they will raise funds via their participation in the NYC Marathon and other similar events. If you are considering running a marathon, participating in a similar event, or just thinking about supporting a charity - we ask you to consider the Foundation as a cause you want to support. Additionally, if you wish to get involved but don’t know how to do so, we are happy to brainstorm together and help formulate a plan. Finally, as mentioned above the really unique and interesting thing about this Foundation will be your ability to participate in the selection process of the grant recipients. We think this is an empowering option that allows our donors to directly see the impact that they have on other people’s lives and to clearly understand the positive ways in which the funds are being used.
A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today it is a museum, independent research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. A century after its founding, the Morgan maintains a unique position in the cultural life of New York City and is considered one of its greatest treasures. With the 2006 reopening of its newly renovated campus, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, and the 2010 refurbishment of the original library, the Morgan reaffirmed its role as an important repository for the history, art, and literature of Western civilization from 4000 B.C. to the twenty-first century.
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Long before there was a USO, when the YMCA was in it's infancy, SSMAC became a "Home Away From Home" to traveling Military Personnel and their Families. Ever changing to meet current needs, SSMAC also serves America's Veterans.
It began with a promise from a father to his dying son.
In 1973, a high school student named T.J. Martell was battling leukemia. He asked his father, music industry executive Tony Martell, to raise a million dollars for cancer research so that “no one else will have to experience what I am going through.” Although he had no fundraising experience, Tony agreed.
Two years later, T.J. died at the age of nineteen, and as Tony explains today, “that put my promise in cement.” Soon after, Tony was joined by many of his musician friends like Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington to hold a fundraiser at Buddy Rich’s nightclub in New York. They raised $50,000 and the T.J. Martell Foundation was born.
Over the years, hundreds of volunteers have worked passionately to help provide more than $270 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. We are proud of our long history and our reputation for innovation in fundraising and the research we support.
With 250 professional staff and over 1,500 dedicated volunteers, ELEM is able to reach thousands of at-risk youth annually. Recognized as a leader in the field of youth-oriented social services, ELEM has served as a powerful lever for the reduction of poverty and effective participation in society since the organization’s inception in 1981. Utilizing a holistic approach, professional staff and dedicated volunteers offer youth- from normative to fatal risk- a spectrum of services from preventative measures and vocational training, to humanitarian aid and individual counseling. These services provide youth the tools they need to stay on the road to recovery, discover their potential, and lead a dynamic life.