Science Festival Foundation

To support program development and production of the World Science Festival for two years

  • Amount $1,300,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Tracy Day
  • Year 2013
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program New Media

This grant provides two years of continued support to the Science Festival Foundation for development and production of the World Science Festival, a week-long celebration of all that is fun and fascinating about science. Held each year in New York City, the Festival brings together scientific luminaries, technologists, artists, tastemakers, and the public for a series of panels, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and educational events that aim to make manifest how engagement with science is as indispensable to a rich life as other cultural mainstays like music, theater, and literature. Grants funds support the production of the 2014 and 2015 World Science Festivals; additional scientific programming to be produced year-round; expanded educational programming focused on reaching students; expansion of the Festival’s web offerings to enable participation for those outside New York; and the development and implementation of a long-term sustainability plan for the Festival.

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