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Darian Parker

2012
Dance
Travel and Study
New York City

DARIAN PARKER, choreographer and performer, New York City, will travel to Bamako, Mali, to conduct intensive study of Malian dance--the technical aspects, its accompanying music and the folklore--with master artists to enhance his abilities as a performer and choreographer. Parker’s study will center on dance training with members of Bamako’s artistic community, music training, and conversations and interviews with artists, community elders, and other gatekeepers of the cultural, folkloric, and historical significance of Malian dances and the accompanying music. One particular area of study will involve the form known in the United States as Lamba. This Malian dance was traditionally performed by the Djeli, a poet, praise singer, and wandering musician considered a repository of oral tradition. Parker wants to understand how different ethnic groups in Mali interpret the form.

Minnesota Council on Foundations

1992
Miscellaneous
General Program
Minnesota

Garth Stein

1992
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

Ethos Percussion Group

2003
Music
General Program
New York City

ETHOS PERCUSSION GROUP, New York City, received a two-year grant of $45,000 in support of a commissioning program for emerging composers. Ethos is dedicated to the advancement of the percussive arts in performance and education. It embraces musical styles from around the globe and highlights its players vibrant musicianship as well as an extensive and unique collection of instruments. It maintains an active touring schedule and frequently performs the new works that it commissions. Jerome dollars will support an emerging composer commissioning fund in which ensemble members select composers to commission. Composers are in contact with ensemble members throughout the course of the development of the work and its rehearsal. Ethos makes the commissioned works available to other percussion ensembles through publication, and distribution of recordings. Over 100 performances of new works previously commissioned with Jerome Foundation funding have occurred.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc.

1993
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

Deacon Warner
Radical Roots: Revolutions of the Twin Cities Food Co-ops

2013
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

DEACON WARNER received $15,000 for the feature-length documentary Radical Roots: Revolutions of the Twin Cities Food Co-ops. The Twin Cities has by far the largest number of food cooperatives in the country, including several of the largest, forming the basis for an alternative food economy which helped it gain the distinction of the #1 metro area for local food in the nation. According to the filmmaker, this co-op system has contributed to the high level of health and community cohesion in the Cities and has provided a basis for the economic survival of many sustainable family farms in the region.  Many in the food justice movement in other parts of the country look at the Twin Cities’ strong co-op and local food culture with envy, but its accomplishments did not come without struggle. The Twin Cities were the site of the “Co-op Wars” of the mid-1970s, a struggle over issues of class, race, health, ecology and the nature of social change that descended into threats, violent takeovers, and even a car bombing. These issues remain alive for activists of today as they make efforts to create a food system, and a society, that is just, sustainable, and healthy. Through verite footage, interviews, and animation, this film will link “The Co-op Wars” struggle of the past with issues that continue to be wrestled with in the nationwide contemporary food movement today.

New York Live Arts

2011
Dance
General Program
New York City

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS, New York City, received $23,000 in support of commissions for the creation and production of new works by emerging choreographers. The mission of New York Live Arts is to support dance artists and other creative artists at all stages of their careers through new and adaptive approaches to producing, presenting, education, and community engagement. The commissioning and creative residency program provides emerging artists with a critical combination of commissioning funds for new work and creative and rehearsal time for its execution.

Minnesota Historical Society

1990
Visual Arts
General Program
Minnesota

Andrea Weiss

1991
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

Fence Magazine, Inc.

2005
Literature
General Program
New York City

FENCE MAGAZINE, New York City, received $10,000 in support of the publication of new works by emerging New York City and Minnesota writers. Since 1998, FENCE has published poetry and short fiction in magazine and book forms, and coordinated discussions, both public and in print, on topics that illuminate and contextualize contemporary literature. It selects work from a wide range of writing styles and aesthetic stances. It celebrates the idiosyncrasies of authors and nurtures individual voices. Jerome support is directed toward the publication of poetry and fiction by emerging writers. The magazine encourages unsolicited submissions and commits to an open and generous stance in its review.

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