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Kenna-Camara Cottman
Takk

2013
Dance
General Program
Minnesota

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as fiscal sponsor for choreographer Kenna-Camara Cottman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $8,000 in support of the development and production of Takk.  Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.  It combines design education and youth empowerment with a social-enterprise business model.  Cottman has been dancing, studying, teaching, and organizing in the Minneapolis area for over 20 years.  Her main area of focus is Black Dance, with an emphasis on West African and Hip Hop Dance and culture.  Takk is an exploration of relationships placed in the shifting sand of a Senegalese wrestling ring.  The work will investigate the ambiguity that comes from expressing emotions and desire, the effects of commentary by outsiders on a romance, and the way the sand affects movement.  Jerome support will subsidize, in part, three productions of the work in 2013.

Momenta Art

2000
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

MOMENTA ART, Brooklyn, New York, is a nonprofit alternative space that promotes the work of emerging artists. The standard exhibition format is two, one-person shows in separate project rooms. Momenta mounts seven to nine shows each year, exhibiting 14-18 emerging and under-represented visual artists to an approximate audience of 3,000. The Jerome Foundation made a two-year grant of $24,000 to support the participation of emerging artists in the exhibition program. Co-directors Eric Heist and Laura Parnes work with Board members to select artists for exhibitions, based on an open call system that welcomes slide submissions throughout the year.

Elisa Carlson

1991
Dance
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

2004
Visual Arts
General Program
Minnesota

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK, Shafer, Minnesota, received $34,000 in support of emerging artists' residencies. Franconia is a work/residence, outdoor sculpture park, occupying 16 acres. Franconia's mission is to support artists and their careers, conduct workshops, and offer residency programs. Artists are invited to create work on site for the Park. They are given physical space, technical assistance, materials, and financial support to produce their work. Artists are selected via an open call and jury review.

Theater for the New City

2000
Theater
General Program
New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, New York City, received a two-year grant of $40,000 to provide commissions to ten emerging playwrights each year and provide production subsidies to produce their works. Theater for the New City discovers new plays, nurtures and develops playwrights and acts as a bridge between playwrights and audiences. Each year, it produces 30 to 40 new American plays. All production decisions are made by the playwrights. Jerome support allows emerging writers to develop their craft by seeing their works fully produced, in a theater, with professional actors, designers and technicians. Theater for the New City nurtures and realizes the playwrights vision through the testing ground of production.

Kevin Augustine's Lone Wolf Tribe
Lone Wolf Tribe's Clarion Call

2014
Theater
General Program
New York City

THE FIELD, New York City, as fiscal sponsor for LONE WOLF TRIBE, Brooklyn, New York, received a two-year grant of $18,000 in support of the development and production of the new work Clarion Call. Founded by artists for artists, The Field provides strategic services to thousands of performing artists and companies in New York City and beyond. It fosters creative exploration, stewards innovative management strategies, and helps artists reach their fullest potential. Lone Wolf Tribe is a puppet theatre ensemble blending history, sociology, and psychology into brutally poetic contemporary narratives. Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Kevin Augustine, the ensemble will develop Clarion Call, a performance cycle of three self-contained works presented in indoor and outdoor settings, and in various environmental conditions over the duration of three days and nights. This work is a response to the cynicism, frustration, and paralysis many people experience in the face of a changing world. The goal is to broaden the model of how ideas of activism are communicated.

Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Fund for New Work

2013
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

HARLEM STAGE, New York City, received a two-year grant of $50,000 in support of the commissioning of new works by emerging artists within the Fund for New Work. Harlem Stage is devoted to the creation and development of new works by performing artists of color. It celebrates and perpetuates the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the incredible impression it has made on American culture. Harlem Stage provides opportunity, commissioning and support for artists of color; makes performances accessible to all audiences; and introduces children to the rich diversity, excitement, and inspiration of the performing arts. The Fund for New Work focuses on assisting emerging artists in the conception, development, and presentation of new works. Support encompasses commissions, rehearsal space during the development of new work, and creative staff support.

Multigravitational Aerodance Group, Inc.

1976
Media Arts
General Program
New York City

Santiago H. Cucullu

2000
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Painter SANTIAGO CUCULLU received a grant to spend five days in the Badlands of South Dakota to gather material for a wall piece. A previous trip to the Badlands yielded photographic source material that was incorporated into a suite of screen prints and a site-specific wall painting by the artist.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

1995
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

Franklin Furnace, New York City, received $32,000 of which $12,000 was designated for the Emerging Installation and Performance Artist Program and $20,000 for a regranting program titled the Fund for Performance Art. Franklin Furnace selects artists for these two programs through the use of expert peer panels, which consider proposals from artists. The Fund for Performance Art awards grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to emerging artists so that they may produce work.

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