September Member Spotlight: Humanidades Puerto Rico

With the end of year 2023 soon approaching, we at Humanidades Puerto Rico (HPR) find ourselves looking back at a period of intense activity. As we do so, we're excited to share news of recent work that represents what we are passionate about and that show the ways in which our humanities-based programs support work that truly makes a difference. 

Just days ago, the documentary film “Voces de pasión'', by Sonia Fritz, premiered locally. Made possible in part by the support of HPR and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the film showcases the journey of five rising Puerto Rican opera stars, all of whom trained at exceptional institutions like the San Juan Children's Choir, the Escuelas Libres de Música, and our Conservatory of Music, among others. Their stories help understand the importance of promoting equitable access opportunities in arts education, and the role of institutions that deserve our continued support as grantmakers.

Also, this past year dozens of cultural organizations engaged diverse audiences thanks to partnerships and subawards made possible by NEH through ARPA funding; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and Fundación Ángel Ramos. We deeply thank the partnership of these funders and celebrate the tenacity of an arts and culture ecosystem that remains working collectively –¡contra viento y marea!-- to keep spaces for connection and dialogue alive and open to the public.

Having joined GIA only some months ago in March 2023, we feel proud and fortunate to be part of such an amazing community of practice.

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