OHNY Awarded NEA Grant for Building Capital

Open House New York Awarded $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Building Capital

Open House New York has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support Building Capital: Architecture and Finance in New York, set to launch in late fall 2021 and run through 2022. Through tours, lectures, podcasts and other digital content, Building Capital will explore the complex, multi-layered relationship between architectural form and finance.

Open House New York’s project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from Open House New York,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Open House New York is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”

“Capital is a defining force of why contemporary cities like New York look and operate the way they do, and yet its influences are largely invisible, if not incomprehensible, to most city dwellers,” said Open House New York interim co-executive director Dorothy Dunn. “Building Capital will help a broad audience of New Yorkers to better understand the intersections between design, urban form, and finance, and to make more legible the underlying forces that shape our day-to-day experience of the city.”

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2021/national-endowment-arts-supports-arts-over-275-million-awards-first-round-fy2021-funding