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Awards and Contributions

In the past ten years, LAVA has received grants and awards from:

New York State Council on the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs     
New York Foundation for the Arts/BUILD
Brooklyn Arts Council
JPMorgan Chase
Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
Dance Theater Workshop
Estelle's Choice
Working Assets
Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Trust
Jerome Foundation
Heathcote Foundation
Gammons Foundation
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Minneapolis Foundation
Threshold Foundation
U.S. Community Trust/Schwarz Foundation
Puffin Foundation
Hirshan Foundation
and hundreds of individuals New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs

LAVA received a Bessie Award and an OBIE Award for Lava Love in 2000.

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