and Partners

Harlem Stage


For 37 years, Harlem Stage has been providing opportunity and support for artists of color to create, develop, and present their work while making these performances accessible to the Harlem community and thousands of New York City school children every year.


Purpose: To support Harlem Stage’s efforts in promoting artists of color through multiple initiatives, which build equity and diversity in the field.

Harlem Works programs include:

  • Waterworks, which provides multi-year, large-scale commissions and developments to both emerging and established artists to create multi-disciplinary works in a rich artistic environment.
  • E-Moves, an annual choreographic showcase that presents a diversity of artists and dance forms from ballet to hip-hop.
  • Uptown Nights, a music series dedicated to showcasing genre-defying artists in an intimate cabaret setting.
  • The Frances Davis/Harlem Stage Education Programs, which were established based on the premise that arts education and early exposure to the creative process provide the foundation and support that young people need for their personal and cognitive development.


In the latest fiscal year, Harlem Stage welcomed over 8,195 attendees to events and performances, and over 2,300 NYC school children attended professionally presented performances in dance, music, theater, and film performances through in-school workshops.