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Sally Rousse

2010
Dance
Travel and Study
Minnesota

SALLY ROUSSE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will travel to Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany, to engage in an aesthetic dialogue and reflection with dance artists of the Forsythe Company. Rousse will explore a potential collaboration and continued exchange with Noah Gelber, an American born choreographer currently working in Germany as a choreographic assistant with the renowned Forsythe Company. This study will serve to deepen her choreographic practice mixing classical and modern ballet as inspired by the approach of The Forsythe Company.


Meet The Composer

2002
Music
General Program
New York City

A grant of $23,000 was authorized to MEET THE COMPOSER, New York City, in support of the participation of emerging composers from Minnesota and New York City in the Meet The Composer Fund. Meet The Composer fosters the creation, performance and recording of music by American composers and develops new audiences for their work. The Meet The Composer Fund provides grants for composers to be actively involved in the performances of their work, including performing, conducting, speaking with audiences, presenting workshops, giving interviews and coaching rehearsals. Composers at every stage of their careers are involved, writing in all stylesfolk, chamber, jazz and orchestral, from traditional to avant-garde.

Lewis Klahr

1988
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

Dance Today

1982
Dance
General Program
Minnesota

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

1981
Music
General Program
Minnesota

Blacklock Nature Sanctuary

1996
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

A one-year commitment of $13,000 was made to the BLACKLOCK NATURE SANCTUARY in Moose Lake, Minnesota, to support a pilot residency program for emerging artists at this new retreat center. The 278 acre undeveloped land is a sanctuary for plants and animals indigenous to East Central Minnesota. The Center will provide residencies of various lengths for naturalists, artists and writers to create in a secluded, rural setting, entirely focused on their work.

Cori Thomas

2011
Theater
Travel and Study
New York City

CORI THOMAS, playwright, New York, New York, will travel to Liberia, West Africa, to interview rehabilitated child soldiers for the purpose of research for the final play in The Liberia Project. This trilogy explores historical and personal family experiences that Thomas is uncovering around the Liberian Civil Wars.

Milkweed Editions

2006
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

MILKWEED EDITIONS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a two-year grant of $46,000 in support of the publication of four single author books and one anthology. Milkweed Editions, an independent, nonprofit literary publisher, releases 12 to 20 new books each year in the genres of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. In 2005, it released its 200th title, bringing more than one million Milkweed books into circulation. Jerome Foundation funding will be directed toward books by emerging authors, including James Armstrong. In 2008, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Minnesota as a state, Milkweed will publish an anthology of writing from the region. A portion of Jerome funding will be used for this volume as most of the writers will be emerging.

Kristin Lucas

2002
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

KRISTIN LUCAS was awarded a grant in support of The Electric Donut, an experimental single channel video and DVD installation based on visions of the future. Using family photographs, Super-8 films, and home videos, Lucas will construct personal futuristic visions.

Laura Dean Musicians & Dancers

1980
Music
General Program
New York City

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