Through Musical Connections, people collaborate with professional artists and with each other to create, perform, and produce original music and art. Participants express their voices and have new opportunities for personal growth. Their stories also connect people to each other, creating empathy, informing policy, and strengthening communities.
Lead support is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Ford Foundation.
Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation and United Airlines®.
Additional support has been provided by Ameriprise Financial.
Public support for Musical Connections is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York City Administration for Children's Services; the New York City Departments of Homeless Services, Probation, and Youth and Community Development; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and New York City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Daniel Dromm, and Annabel Palma.