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Connie Wanek

1999
Literature
Travel and Study
Minnesota

CONNIE WANEK, a writer based in Duluth, received a grant to travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico, for study and reflection, and to stimulate new work related to current themes in her poetry.

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.

Shin il Kim

2004
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

SHIN IL KIM was awarded funding for The Invisible Masterpiece, a video and drawing installation based on the ideas in the book of the same name by Hans Belting. The idea is to investigate the status and meaning of the masterpiece, with the goal of getting closer to the idea of nothingness, but also showing something with nothingness. Working from videotaped clips of people looking at art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kim will transfer the images to pressed line drawing animation on paper, eliminating the masterpieces. The drawings will be looped together and projected onto large walls.

Dance Today

1982
Dance
General Program
Minnesota

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

1977
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

Pavel Zustiak

2006
Dance
Travel and Study
New York City

PAVEL ZUSTIAK, a choreographer in Brooklyn, New York, will travel to Vienna, Austria, and Brussels, Belgium. In Austria, Zustiak will attend the three-week ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival and then will spend time in Brussels researching new approaches to video and dance integration with visual artist Khosro Adibi. While at ImPulsTanz, Zustiak will devote time to the Pro Series, which focuses on the work of extraordinary artists with international influence on the direction and perspective of dance in our times. Zustiak expects the investigation with Adibi to inform his highly visual 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.

Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury

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

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