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Herb Grika

2000
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

HERB GRIKA, an installation artist and teacher, was awarded funding to spend two weeks in Aachen, Germany, to install a major work, comprised of hundreds of pieces, at the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen, as part of an international art exhibition titled Charlemagne 2000. Hell also visit nearby museums and galleries.

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.

2009
Literature
General Program
New York City

CAVE CANEM, New York City, received $15,300 to support writing workshops engaging emerging poets. Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional development of African American poets. The Cave Canem community has grown from an initial gathering of 26 poets to an influential movement with a renowned faculty and high-achieving fellowship of 289 poets residing in 34 states. Jerome support will cover two eight-week long poetry workshops in New York City. The fall workshop, Writing in Form, will be open to African American poets. The spring workshop, Writing Across Cultures, will be open to African American and Asian American poets. All participants will be emerging. The workshops will be led by a senior poet with strong teaching skills. Participants are chosen via an open application process and review by the poet instructor.

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center

1998
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

HARVESTWORKS, New York City, received a two-year grant of $20,800 to support its Artist in Residence program. Founded in 1977, Harvestworks is a nonprofit digital media arts center providing services to emerging and mid-career artists, particularly those seeking to expand the vocabulary of digital media art forms and to increase the audience for that work. It serves a broad range of artists working in a variety of media forms. The Artist in Residence Program awards to artists time, space, use of equipment and the services of a technician to explore and create new pieces. Funding will allow at least four emerging artists to work collaboratively with engineers and technicians on site, purchase materials and access studio production facilities.

Walker Art Center

1993
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

Workhaus Playwrights Collective
Workhaus Collective 2015-16

2015
Theater
General Program
Minnesota

SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS, St. Paul, Minnesota, as fiscal sponsor for WORKHAUS PLAYWRIGHTS COLLECTIVE, received $15,000 in support of the creation, development and production of new works by emerging playwrights Trista Baldwin and Alan Berks in its 2015-16 season.  They Want by Alan Berks, a modernization of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, is set in modern times in the home of the Secretary of Defense, amidst a war in Asia many miles away. al-Khatun: Queen of Iraq by Trista Baldwin centers on the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell, a Victorian-era explorer, archaeologist, writer, and politician, fluent in Arabic and Farsi, and the impact she had on Iraq and the entire Middle East. Workhaus is a collective of Twin Cities playwrights who create a direct relationship with audiences by fully producing original plays under the artistic leadership of the playwright. Since its founding in 2006, it has produced 22 world premieres. Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Its work is about building stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies.

American Opera Projects, Inc.

2002
Music
General Program
New York City

AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS, Brooklyn, New York, received $18,000 to support the First Chance program. American Opera Projects develops, nurtures and produces new American operas and innovative opera projects. It commissions new works from librettists and composers, presents those in workshops, and provides strategically chosen venues for premieres. The First Chance Program provides for composers and librettists, especially those creating opera for the first time, the experience of hearing their works performed by strong casts under skilled directors.

New Rivers Press

1984
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

Michael Hazard

2002
Film and Video
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Media artist MIKE HAZARD will spend six days in New York being mentored by master filmmaker and teacher George Stoney. Hazard seeks to develop further his professional life as an artist in the schools. The two share an interest in video poetry and a desire to change the world through passionate media. Hazard will also explore the idea of producing a video documentary portrait of Stoney as a teacher, activist, and artist. Hazard will show his work at the Tisch School of the Arts.

American Composers Forum

2010
Music
General Program
Minnesota

The AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM, Saint Paul, Minnesota, received a two-year grant of $197,000 in support of various programs supporting emerging composers. The Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. It provides new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engages communities in the creation, performance, and enjoyment of new music. Jerome support is directed toward the Jerome Fund for New Music, which provides support to emerging composers based in New York City and Minnesota. Dollars will support commissions and enhancement funds to further the development and reach of the commissions. This is an open application program with selection by an independent panel. Jerome funding also supports the Minnesota Emerging Composer Awards. Through a nomination process, emerging composers working in world music, jazz, and electronic forms are commissioned to create and produce new works.

Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art

2003
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

HERE ARTS CENTER, New York City, received a two-year grant of $38,000 in support of the production of four new works by HERE resident artists in the 2003-04 season. HERE supports a wide variety of artistic projects in theater, dance, new media, music and visual arts. Readings, works-in-progress, full productions, and exhibitions are offered. Resident artists are selected through an application process open to individual artists and collaborative teams working in live performance. Artists must be emerging, and developing a distinctive hybrid form of work or interested in stretching the boundaries of form. They are expected to actively participate in the HERE community via a peer-based program of exchanging resources, ideas, critique and support. The artists receive a monthly stipend as well as access to free rehearsal space, performing opportunities, production equipment, office time and caf hospitality. The program aims to be a fertile art incubator, encouraging individual growth and collaboration.

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The Foundation currently is not accepting new applications for the General Program. Unless you are a current grantee requesting continued support for a program or project, please do not start an application. Contact The Foundation with questions.

The Foundation will open the application for the New York City and Minnesota Film,Video, and Digital Production Grant Program grant on June 2, 2016. 

The Travel and Study Grant Program application will open in October 2016. 

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