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William Reichard

1997
Literature
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Writer WILLIAM REICHARD received a grant to spend time in Maine and Nova Scotia to conduct research and to write poetry. He will complete In and Out of America, a series of speculative biographical poems focusing on the life and work of American painter and poet Marsden Hartley.

Ian Burns

2009
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
New York City

Artist IAN BURNS of Brooklyn, New York, will travel to the Arctic Circle, north of the Svalsbard archipelago of islands, on a collaborative voyage with artists, scientists and educators. He believes that the landscape and natural environment will have an impact on his artistic sensibilities, as will engaging with the other passengers on the ship. He intends to investigate sculptural forms and language in the context of the voyage and bring back new methods to apply in his studio.

The Loft Literary Center

1981
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

Lena Bernberg

1999
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

LANA BERNBERG received a grant for Wake Me When It's Over, an experimental narrative that will be a lyrical and elusive story of Helen, a young woman spurned by her mother after revealing her lesbian longings, who plunges into the dark depths of depression.

Coffee House Press

2002
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

A grant of $27,000 was awarded to COFFEE HOUSE PRESS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in support of the publication of three books by emerging literary artists, two of whom are residents of Minnesota and New York City. Coffee House Press publishes award-winning writers in beautifully designed books. The Press fulfills its mission by publishing books that advance the craft of writing, books that present the dreams and ambitions of peoples who have been underrepresented in published literature, and books that establish a common ground for all Americans. Funding will be used to publish Memory Jar, New York poet Brenda Coultass first full-length collection of poems, which is scheduled for a spring 2003 release. Funds will also support Foreign Wife Elegy, Minnesota writer Yuko Taniguchis first book, which focuses on the many roles she plays in life as foreigner, woman, wife, daughter, teacher and student.

J. Otis Powell!

1999
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

The GIVENS FOUNDATION FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a grant of $10,100 to support the further development of THEOLOGY: Love & Revolution by J. OTIS POWELL!. Its first form was a published prose poem, then a performance art event. With Jerome subsidy, THEOLOGY will now become an expanded text published by Spout Press and a CD recording.

Eduardo Sandoval

1992
Film and Video
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Eduardo Sandoval, host and producer, Fresh Air Radio, Inc. was awarded a grant of $1,100 to attend the Fifth World Assembly of Community Radio Broadcasters conference in Oaxtepec, Mexico. The conference's theme is All the Voices, focusing on the role that community radio plays in the promotion, development and consolidation of the cultural identities of communities they serve. Sandoval hopes to attain skills to help give voice to Minnesota Hispanics and to organize Minnesota Chicano, Mexican and Latino community broadcast journalists. He intends to investigate what other community broadcasters are doing to develop community radio, especially for minorities who do not speak the dominant language.

Nathan Fisher
Rebuilding Cold River

2011
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

NATHAN FISHER received $10,000 for Rebuilding Cold River a verite-style feature-length documentary on the United Nations-led rebuilding of Nahr al-Bared, a Lebanese city that was completely destroyed by the Lebanese Army in a 2007 war. The city was relentlessly shelled for over three months until the entire population of 31,000 civilians fled. The Lebanese Army engaged in the shelling campaign in an effort to root out a dozen or so Islamic militants accused of robbing a bank. More than four years later, Nahr al-Bared has yet to be rebuilt and most of the towns former residents, all Palestinians who were born in Lebanon but do not have Lebanese citizenship, remain scattered in overcrowded tent cities throughout the country. No state on earth considers the 31,000 displaced Palestinians its citizens, which leaves them with the only option of returning to their city to rebuild. This documentary will follow the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) as it supervises the rebuilding of Nahr al-Bared, a monumental effort that involves the construction of apartment buildings, parks, schools, doctors office, shopping centers and so much more.

The Loft Literary Center

2001
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

THE LOFT LITERARY CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a two-year grant of $120,000 to continue the Minnesota Writers Career Initiative. The Loft offers a broad and diverse range of workshops, public school programs, classes, readings, performances, award and fellowship programs and special events. The Minnesota Writers Career Initiative Program seeks to advance Minnesota writers who have achieved significant artistic recognition for their work and who have the potential to expand significantly that recognition and/or their existing audiences. The purpose is to utilize and leverage potential in order to bring the writers to new levels in their career development. Writers are served through a two-step process of 1) logistical and strategic planning with a consultant, resulting in the creation of a career plan; and 2) the implementation of the plan. The program is open to writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, childrens literature and performance oriented work.

Olivia Carrescia

1992
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

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