Pregones/PRTT proudly stands with artists in Puerto Rico as they begin the long process of rebuilding and maintaining their vital cultural voices. Launched in October and now extended through DECEMBER 31st, we are going shoulder to shoulder with other members of the community in order to bring a little relief to those who generate so much good!
WHAT: $500 micro-grants to theater, music, dance, visual, and literary arts practitioners in Puerto Rico. WHY: Because artists in Puerto Rico are on the receiving end of emergency today. Your support of this peer-to-peer artist relief drive helps us put emergency cash in their hands with no intermediary costs retained by Pregones/PRTT. HOW: We are dedicating 100% of all tax-exempt donations through December 31. The drive’s reach depends on how much money we raise together. Help us assist as many deserving artists as possible, we give you not just one but 2 great ways to take action:
Support the drive online at the links above, in person, by check, or by calling 718-585-1202. Read more about it on our Artistic Director’s BLOG!
ABOUT THE CURRENT PHASE OF THIS DRIVE:
Like all important undertakings, it takes a village! We are grateful to the many individuals across the nation and around the globe who have put their personal and organizational resources at the service of this drive. Indispensable on-the-ground advisors and fundraising partners volunteering their assistance include:
ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF THIS DRIVE:
Launched on 27 September 2017, Pregones/PRTT’s Relief Drive for Artists kicked off with ticket sales for two benefit performances at our Bronx theater, publicized and conducted in partnership with valued sister organizations in New York City. 100% of ticket sales benefited artists in Puerto Rico:
7 OCTOBER 2017: Anniversary concert presented in tribute to 100 years of the 369th Infantry of the U.S. Army, its influential regimental band, and its legendary African American and Puerto Rican musician-soldiers — including the great Rafael Hernández and band leader James Reese Europe! Special thank you and recognition to our partners: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (www.cccadi.org) and Harlem 9 (www.harlem9.org).
20 OCTOBER 2017: Critics call it “the quintessential Boricua play” and The New York Times said it’s “illuminated by miracles and music.” No wonder, El Apagón is one of Pregones/PRTT’s most popular productions. Adapted from a story by great Puerto Rican author José Luis González. The show will be representing New York City at the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas Festival in Los Angeles!