In January 2019, Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton for only 24 performances of Hamilton at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to general admission tickets going on sale this Fall, a limited number of VIP Tickets will launch the Flamboyan Arts Fund.
The Flamboyan Arts Fund is an initiative dedicated to preserving, amplifying, and sustaining the arts in Puerto Rico by supporting all facets of the arts community including music, theater, visual arts, dance, literature, and youth arts education.
At the heart of Puerto Rican culture is a vibrant expression of humanity through the arts. Be it theater, dance, music, literature, or visual arts, the community has relied on the arts to tell the story of its history – and the story of everyday life.
In this time of social and economic change following Hurricane Maria, the arts can build hope, stimulate the economy, and enrich people’s souls.
Research has demonstrated that the arts provide immeasurable benefits to students, both socially and academically. Yet many arts institutions and artists on the island are at risk. By stabilizing the arts community, we can ensure families and communities have spaces for shared connection and creative expression. Together, we can help ensure that arts and communities are not just surviving, but are thriving.
Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, his family, and Hamilton have partnered with the Flamboyan Foundation to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund. As critical components of Puerto Rico’s tourism, arts and culture are pivotal to the vitality and the economic recovery of the island.
This limited-term fund will be dedicated to supporting institutions, arts groups, and independent artists to ensure that the arts and culture continue to flourish through the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Through this initiative, we will also advocate for public and private funding for the arts to ensure that momentum continues beyond the scope of the fund.
The Flamboyan Arts Fund is proud to fund the following grant recipients in 2018. These organizations are working to preserve and promote the arts island-wide. Our open grants process will begin in February 2019. If you are an arts organization in Puerto Rico interested in funding, tell us about your organization and sign up to be notified when the grants cycle begins at: http://eepurl.com/dKQTsI.
Guided by the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, the Flamboyan Foundation works to ensure every child in the US and Puerto Rico receives an outstanding education. In D.C., Flamboyan is accelerating student learning by helping educators and school systems transform their relationships with families. In Puerto Rico, Flamboyan is ensuring students are reading in Spanish on grade level by third grade while building a thriving philanthropic and nonprofit sector.