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The Museum of Modern Art

2009
Media Arts
General Program
New York City

The MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York City, received $6,300 to support the acquisition of Jerome Foundation-supported films and videos by emerging artists for the Museums permanent collection. As early as 1935, the Museum of Modern Art embraced motion pictures as an art form. In 1939, it began regular screenings to share works with the public. The Department of Film combines preservation with exhibition. Its collection is made publicly accessible through ongoing programs of classic and contemporary films that range from retrospectives and historical surveys to introductions of works by independent and experimental film and video makers. Since 1996, the Museum has received modest annual support, which it uses to purchase film and video works funded by the Jerome Foundation through its New York City and Minnesota Film and Video Grant Programs. The titles are chosen by Department of Film curators.

Plains Art Museum

1998
Visual Arts
General Program
Other

THE PLAINS ART MUSEUM, serving the regional area surrounding Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, received a grant of $15,000 to subsidize a pilot Printmaking Studio Program for emerging Minnesota artists. This museum is housed in a splendid new facility which provides exceptional exhibition, education and workshop areas. One of the unique aspects of the new facility is that the design reflects and accommodates not only the exhibition and preservation of the visual arts, but creation as well. One of the studios on the third floor will be a printmaking studio/living exhibit. The Printmaking Program will offer residencies to artists to work in the studio for determined amounts of time. A professionally trained printer, capable of executing the production of original prints, will staff the studio. The purpose of the funded program is to assist emerging artists in creating original fine art prints in partnership with the museum.

Manhattan New Music Project

2000
Music
General Program
New York City

The MANHATTAN NEW MUSIC PROJECT received $7,500 to support the development of Still Sounds Run Deep. The Project presents programs in jazz and contemporary music in concert and club settings, which, over the past nine years, have featured premieres by 25 composers. The funded project is a series of site-specific musical/sonic events in public park spaces. There will be ten events spaced weekly between May 19 and July 2 at sites in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, all featuring the music of Paul Nash. The significant scale of this public art project attracted Jerome Foundation attention to this opportunity for Nash.

New Rivers Press

1997
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

NEW RIVERS PRESS, Minneapolis, received a grant of $16,000 in support of the Minnesota Voices Project, first funded by the Jerome Foundation in 1980. New Rivers has a particular commitment to emerging writers and the publication of their first books. The editor works closely with competitively selected Project winners to review their manuscripts, edit the texts, design and produce the books, and promote them. The annual competition draws a large number of manuscript submissions, read by five judges who select three winners in prose and three in poetry.

Dance Today

1995
Dance
General Program
Minnesota

A two-year grant of $45,000 was awarded to the Minnesota Dance Alliance, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in support of Dancer Pool and related programming. The Alliances mission is to support and foster dance in Minnesota. With a membership of over 330 independent choreographers, dancers, teachers, companies and presenters, the Dance Alliance offers a wide variety of services and resources. Dancer Pool supports rehearsal fees for dancers working with independent choreographers. Jerome has funded this activity since 1982.

Ann Prim
The Sleepwalker-Notes from There

2013
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

ANN PRIM received $10,000 for The Sleepwalker-Notes from There, the third and final story of The Vellum Trilogy. The trilogy is a collection of three fictional vignettes Prim began writing in 2009. Each story takes a brief but intimate look into the lives of gay women: a writer, a painter and dancers. Additionally the trilogy also examines rejection, grief, and transformation. The Jerome Foundation funded Little Words, the first chapter of The Vellum Trilogy in 2010.  The Sleepwalker is a story told elliptically, that utilizes dance physically and metaphorically to reveal a tender love story of separation and the emotional transformation that is possible through creative expression.  In the late 1950s in a small modern dance studio run by German émigré Josette Holger, are two very promising but different dancers. The dancers Pepca and Martine become collaborators and lovers but are suddenly separated by Martine’s arrest by immigration officials.  Martine’s arrest causes Pepca to doubt the value of dance in her life and she begins to withdraw from the world. Martine’s reaction to her own arrest and the abrupt separation from Pepca cause her to transcend her physical confinement and enter into the world of her imagination. Martine creates a dance, which she sends to Pepca through a series of notes and hand drawn images. This dance reflects Martine’s confinement and passion for Pepca. These dance notes become an anchor of reality for Pepca and the path back to rediscovering her language of dance.

Hannah Jayanti
Truth or Consequences

2015
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

HANNAH JAYANTI received support for an 85-minute documentary entitled Truth or Consequences. In 1950, the residents of a southern New Mexico town, then called Hot Springs, voted to rename themselves after the most popular radio show of the time—Truth or Consequences. In return, the show’s charismatic host would visit once a year, bringing his celebrity friends to the newly burgeoning resort town. Fame and prosperity would inevitably follow, or so they hoped. For a short while the boom seemed imminent, but soon everything returned to how it was before—a small economically depressed desert town. Sixty years later, the same optimism and frustration is playing out as the world’s first commercial Spaceport is being built 20 miles outside of town. Just as the town’s residents are attracted to the remoteness of the desert, so is Spaceport America. Run by the government of New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the country, and funded with tax payer dollars, the spaceport’s landing strip is rented out to private Space Tourism companies such as Virgin Galactic and Space X. Through an intimate combination of observational and impressionistic filmmaking, this documentary will paint a portrait of a small town in flux by focusing on the daily lives of its residents. Intertwined with traditional documentary footage will be experimental photogrammetric animations of the landscape and the spaceport. Referencing sci-fi tropes of an impenetrable force affecting the status quo (think Solaris, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Contact), the animations will dramatize the desert landscape and represent the perceptions that the residents have of the spaceport, both fears of unknown progress and the hope that an outside influence could save the town.

Minnesota Film & TV Board

1999
Media Arts
General Program
Minnesota

The MINNESOTA FILM BOARD, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a nonprofit state film commission funded as a public/private partnership. It promotes the State of Minnesota as a prime location for filmmaking, provides a wide variety of services to independent producers and develops support for them. Now four years old, the Minnesota Independent Film Fund provides seed money to talented filmmakers who are developing independent feature film projects. The Film Board received $25,000 from the Jerome Foundation for a Screenwriters' Mentorship Program, a one-year pilot that matches nationally recognized screenwriters with three Minnesota Independent Film Fund award-winning projects. The mentor is expected to maintain regular contact with the Minnesota-based screenwriter, read and provide notes on drafts of the script and travel to Minnesota for one-on-one consultations.

Art in General

2000
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

ART IN GENERAL, New York City, received a grant of $17,300 to support a Minnesota Artist Residency. Art in General supports and stimulates the creation of contemporary artwork. It provides various exhibition and public programs, responding to diverse communities and broadening the context in which contemporary art is viewed and presented. An eight-week residency and installation opportunity for an emerging Minnesota artist has been offered annually since 1996, funded by the Jerome Foundation. Art in General provides support ranging from travel, room and board and materials to technical expertise and networking. The gallery hosts a reception, works with the artist in planning public programs, and sets appointments for the artists to meet critics, dealers, curators, writers and other artists.

Forecast Public Artworks

1998
Visual Arts
General Program
Minnesota

A two-year commitment of $55,000 was made to FORECAST PUBLIC ART WORKS, St. Paul, Minnesota, to subsidize the Public Art Affairs Program, which Jerome Foundation has funded since 1989. FORECAST 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. In the Public Art Affairs Program, a competitive application and jury review process awards stipends to emerging Minnesota artists to develop and/or produce public art projects throughout the state. Funding is available to artists in two categories: research and development stipends and public projects.

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