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The Children's Theatre Company

2002
Theater
General Program
Minnesota

THE CHILDRENS THEATRE COMPANY, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a grant of $30,000 in support of Playground, a new-play development program for emerging playwrights. As one of the largest professional theater companies for young people, The Childrens Theatre sets a standard for excellence. It collaborates with New Dramatists, New York City, a national playwrights membership and service organization, on Playground, which introduces playwrights to the challenging world of theater for young people by creating process oriented frameworks for venturing into new territory. Three emerging playwrights will be selected to work with a collaborative partner of their choice to develop new plays. There will be a ten-day Lab at the Childrens Theatre where the playwrights will have access to a full range of developmental resources. The plays will then be presented in staged readings in Minneapolis and New York City.

The Playwrights' Center

2000
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

THE PLAYWRIGHTS' CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is in the midst of a capital campaign to renovate its building, including a 120-seat theater, lobby area, rehearsal hall, playwright work areas and improved office space. The Jerome Foundation does not make grants to capital campaigns, but it has developed an interest in projects that provide opportunities for individual artists to create and install their works as part of the renovation, construction and enhancement of a nonprofit arts facility. The Playwrights' Center identified three areas within the capital campaign for artists' projects: an exterior sign and rail, a lobby mural and the entrance tower. FORECAST will manage the application and selection process. Jerome Foundation made a commitment of $35,000 to the Center for one or more projects.

Daniel Rieppel

2000
Music
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Pianist DANIEL RIEPPEL of Marshall, was awarded a grant to travel to Vienna, Austria and Leeds, England. Rieppel will research and study the original manuscripts of Franz Schuberts early piano sonatas and specifically his Adagio and Rondo Concertante D. 487 for which Rieppel uncovered a lost section in earlier research. He will travel to Leeds to present a lecture/recital on the subject at the International Schubert Conference and Festival.

Sabrina Chapadjieu

2011
Music
Travel and Study
New York City

SABRINA CHAPADJIEU, composer and songwriter, Brooklyn, New York, will travel to London, Paris, and Berlin, to study neo-burlesque to inspire her composition and performance style in this form. She is interested in exploring the different geographic influences, such as the of Londons theartical politics, Berlins Weimar era cabarets, and Paris new wave of feminist burlesque, to create a new series of songs.

The Loft Literary Center

1987
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

Roddy Bogawa

1994
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

The Collapsable Giraffe

2001
Theater
General Program
New York City

COLLAPSABLE GIRAFFE, New York City, is an experimental theater company that incorporates contemporary technology and borrowed vocabularies from dance and film within its theatrical productions. It seeks to re-imagine live performance in ways that captivate new audiences. Jerome Foundation funding of $8,000 was authorized for the development and performance of three company created projects during the 2001-02 season. Jim Findlay will develop Witch Mountain, Black Tarantula; Amy Huggans will create a work based on Louis Aragons Le Con dIrene; and Iver Findlay will create a new piece based on Artauds unrealized film script 18 Seconds.

Printed Matter, Inc.
Emerging Artists Publication Series

2012
Literature
General Program
New York City

PRINTED MATTER, New York City, received $24,000 in support of an Emerging Artists’ Publication Series.  Printed Matter is dedicated to the promotion and distribution of artists’ books as low-cost democratic artworks.  Its mission is to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ publications, which are defined as books or other editioned publications conceived by artists as artworks.  Its activities include wholesale and retail distribution, a public reading room, consulting services for libraries and arts institutions, exhibitions, and educational programs for the public and artists.  The Emerging Artists’ Publication Series supports four emerging artists who demonstrate excellence and potential in the field.  An exhibition accompanies the production and distribution of their books, which are produced in editions of 1,000, printed off-set, sold inexpensively, and distributed worldwide through Printed Matter’s network. 

Bart Schneider

1989
Literature
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Elaine Gan

2009
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
New York City

Artist ELAINE GAN, Brooklyn, New York, will travel to Manila, Philippines, to research, locate and document various spatial forms, urban zones and gated communities that reflect uneven geographical development and growing disparities in distributions of capital/commonwealth. Gan is an artist working in the public domain to reconfigure urban spaces, social roles and popular images. Her research will focus on spatial forms, urbanization processes and human migrations/displacements that have shifted or developed as a result of specific sociopolitical events beginning with the 1986 People Power Revolution. She seeks to construct a visual constellation of built environments as spatial products linked to contemporary neoliberal and postcolonial occupations.

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