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Springboard for the Arts

1994
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Workspace Artist Residency Program

2014
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

THE LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL, New York City, received a two-year grant of  $56,000 in support of the participation of emerging New York City-based artists in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 Workspace Program. The mission of the Council is to empower artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Workspace is a nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines. The program offers space for experimentation and dialogue with peers and arts professionals, as well as career-advancement opportunities. It serves between 25 and 30 individuals or collaborative groups annually. Artists are chosen via an open call and peer review process. Workspace encourages creative risk-taking, collaboration, learning, and skill sharing at a critical early stage of an artist’s career.

Coffee House Press
THE NUMBER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, by John Colburn; DANCE, by Lightsey Darst; THE DEVIL'S SNAKE CURVE: A FAN'S NOTES ON BASEBALL AND AMERICA, by Josh Ostergaard; POTLUCK SUPPER WITH MEETING TO FOLLOW, by Andy Sturdevant

2013
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $26,000 in support of the publication of four books by emerging Minnesota writers.  The mission of the Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of this time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of its community; and to enrich literary heritage.  By building on the best traditions of publishing in the book arts, it produces books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience.  Coffee House brings the work of emerging Minnesota writers to the attention of reviewers, award panels, booksellers, teachers, and, most importantly, readers.  

University of Minnesota

1982
Miscellaneous
General Program
Minnesota

Jack Becker

1997
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

JACK BECKER, an arts administrator for FORECAST, a public arts agency in the Twin Cities, was awarded a grant to travel for three weeks to San Francisco, Toronto and Key West. He will study AIDS memorials and public art addressing the AIDS epidemic. This will assist him in the facilitation of an AIDS memorial effort in the Twin Cities.

Forecast Public Artworks

2000
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

FORECAST PUBLIC ARTWORKS, St. Paul, Minnesota, supports the development and appreciation of public art by creating opportunities for artists and communities to explore the public realm, and by producing educational materials to enhance the understanding and growth of public art. Public Art Affairs is a regranting program for emerging Minnesota artists. It supports the development, production and installation of public art projects throughout the state. In the past 10 years, this program has received over 506 applications involving more than 887 artists; and it has responded with funding for 94 projects. It provides financing for public projects and for research and development. A two-year grant of $65,000 was authorized.

Wil Swanson & Dancers

1997
Dance
General Program
OTHER

A grant of $12,000 was authorized for DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP, New York City, toward the development and presentation of new work in the 1997-98season of WIL SWANSON AND DANCERS. Raised in Minnesota, Swanson for several years danced with noted American choreographer Trisha Brown. Returning to choreography, he sought support for the assembly of new, recent and older work in a program scheduled to be presented at Dance Theater Workshop in November of 1997, and subsequently in Minnesota and at Swarthmore College. A large portion of the subsidy is dedicated to the creation of a new half-evening length work using two groups of dancers. The Jerome Foundation had previously underwritten Swansons choreographic work in 1986, and was pleased to return with a second grant.


Norah Shapiro
Norah Shapiro Travel and Study Grant

2014
Film and Video
Travel and Study
Minnesota

SHAPIRO, NORAH, Minnesota, will travel to the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2014 as well as the concurrent Docs for Sale Market with her soon to be completed feature documentary Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile. Shapiro views this as an opportunity to stimulate awareness and recognition of the film, help to secure additional festival invitations, and ultimately broadcast distribution options throughout the international market.

Christopher Atkins

2013
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Atkins, Christopher, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will travel to Dublin, Ireland to learn more about the Artist Residency Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  It is similar to the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP), which Atkins directs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, in that it is housed and mentored onsite at the Irish Museum as well as submerged in Dublin’s contemporary art community. Atkins will meet with fellow curators and colleagues as well as current and past participants to hear how the residency program made an impact on their artistic careers. The knowledge and partnerships he expects to gain from the trip will be folded into his plans for developing an exchange program for Minnesota artists, and bringing those artists into closer dialogue with new international colleagues and issues of global relevance.

Mixed Blood Theatre Company

1999
Theater
General Program
Minnesota

The MIXED BLOOD THEATRE COMPANY, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a two-year grant of $35,000 in support of projects by emerging playwrights. The majority of the funds will be spent on the development and production of new plays by Minnesota and/or New York City writers in the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons. Mixed Blood is a professional, multiracial theater dedicated to encouraging cultural pluralism, individual equality and artistic excellence. In addition to its mainstage shows, the Theater maintains an extensive touring program, a playwrights' competition, a script submission process, and a mission-driven entrepreneurial wing titled EnterTRaining.

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