Participant Inc., located in New York City received grant funds towards costs associated with renovation work of its venue as well as for the costs of hiring a bookkeeper. The renovations were an ambitious project, involving completion of offices, archive, workshop and audiovisual production areas. Technology upgrades were also required due to the fact that when the organization moved to its 3000 square foot storefront in the Lower East Side, the space was completely raw. Participant Inc’s commitment to producing new works with new artists has seen the organization grow into a successful and vibrant community. Additionally, funding was directed towards Board cultivation, the creation of a Development plan and website upgrades and re-design.