In this space Makandal acknowledges the individuals and institutions whose support, both financial and in-kind, helped realize the Frisner Augustin Memorial Archive. With heartfelt gratitude…

Institutional Funders

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA)

The Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) creates a space where scholarship on Vodou can be augmented. The Congress works toward positively guiding Haitian cultural politics as well as other measures and policies that affect the Republic of Haiti. The presence, role and importance of Vodou in Haitian history, society and culture are unarguable, and recognizably a part of the national ethos. It is the belief of the Congress that Vodou plays and shall continue to play a major role in the grand scheme of Haitian development and in the socio-economic, political, and cultural arenas.

Institutional Partners

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)

Brooklyn Arts Council’s mission is to act as a coordinating, educational, and service organization to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and practices of the arts through public educational and cultural activities, and to provide support and services to artists and arts organizations.

City Lore

Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs.  We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions.  We work in four cultural domains:  urban folklore and history; preservation; arts  education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each of these realms, we see ourselves as furthering cultural equity and modeling a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.

Haiti Cultural Exchange

Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. We seek to raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding and appreciation through programs in the arts, education and public affairs.

Makini Sacred Arts

Makini Sacred Arts provides cultural activities for children and youth in the underserved communities of Central Brooklyn, using proceeds from the sale of sacred arts and crafts of Africa and the Caribbean. Activities include dance, drumming, mask making, and traditional Haitian song conducted by community-based visual and performing artists. Founded by artist, art merchant, and community activist Makini Armand, the enterprise addresses the social problems that impact evolving communities, while creating a mutually beneficial bond between professional artists and young people.

individual donors (alphabetical by first name)

Amer Assoc of Teachers of French NJ
Amelia Ingram
Amy Bonwell
Andrès Nieves
Andrew C. Cyrille
Ange Bellevue
Annie Sessler
Anonymous Contributors
Ashe Sallade
Ashleigh Hendrix
Billie Tannen
Carol Amoruso
Chantal Regnault
Charles Valade
Claude Ambroise
Dasha Chapman
David Karlberg
Elisa Decker
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Eugénie Marie Dieudonné
Foster Henry
Gaylord Cull
Harry Cason
Ibo Zié La Lune
Iliana Quander
Isabel Soffer
Jacob Freeman
Jacqueline Colette Prosper-Sonderegger
Jennifer Boone
Joan Burroughs
Julia Kenny
Kai Fikentscher
Katherine Ramsey
Kesler Pierre
Laura E. Esposito
Laura Leisinger
Laurie Popkin
LeGrace Benson
Lois Eileen Wilcken
Marc E. Etienne
Maria Van Daalen
Marithelma Costa
Martine Lecorps
Michel Anne Frederic DeGraff
Nancy Solomon
Nicole Miller
Nuria Quella
Pat Scheu (Mambo Komande)
Patricia M. Argilagos
Patrick Jean-Pierre
Paul Corbanese
Phillip Nerestan
Rebecca Sager
Rebekah Nagy
Regine Roumain
Sheila Anozier
Sherley Davilmar
Shinichi Murota
Steve Deats
Susanna Sloat
Tom Mitchell
Virginia Merritt
Walter Ditman
Yolaine Tchponhoue


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