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David Gordon Pick Up Company

1989
Dance
General Program
New York City

Twin Cities Public Television

1978
Media Arts
General Program
Minnesota

Michelle Westmark Wingard

2015
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

WINGARD, MICHELLE WESTMARK, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will travel to Amsterdam and Ronse, Belgium, to interview the son of the farmer who saved her grandfather's life, to photograph the remains of her grandfather’s plane wreckage from World War II, and to visit the monument erected in honor of her grandfather and his crew. She will also meet with local and regional historians. She is interested in the ways stories are told from different perspectives. She hopes that this will be a starting point for a new work that will be a hybrid of previous projects with more personal content.

Chris Aiken Dance

1995
Dance
General Program
Minnesota

Funding of $8,000 was also authorized to the Minnesota Dance Alliance, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 1995-96 seasonal activities of choreographer Chris Aiken. Aiken works both solo and with collaborators. His season includes a number of concerts, touring, teaching and the development of new work.

The Nautilus Music-Theater

1997
Theater
General Program
Minnesota

NAUTILUS MUSIC-THEATER, St. Paul, Minnesota, received a grant of $25,000 in support of the Composer-Librettist Studio and Rough Cuts. It is the mission of Nautilus to explore the dynamics of individual and communal integrity through the creation, development and production of new operas and other forms of music-theater. The Composer-Librettist Studio is a professional development program which focuses on the process of collaboration between composers and writers through exploratory assignments that deal with the challenges of writing for the music-theater form. Rough Cuts is a monthly series of works-in-progress, dialogues between artists and audiences, and investigations into the creative process.

Eric Fawcett

1997
Music
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Composer ERIC FAWCETT received funding to study with two excolas de samba in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He will also attend Terrerio services of the Candomble religion to experience and investigate its various rhythms which he hopes to incorporate into his compositions for dance.

Philanthropy New York

2008
Miscellaneous
General Program
New York City

The Jerome Foundation also committed $1,000 to the NEW YORK REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRANTMAKERS in order to keep active its Associate membership and provide operating support. Collectively, the 300+ members of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers represent the world's largest concentration of philanthropic capital. The Association's mission is to promote and support effective philanthropy and concerted action for the public good. Membership includes independent foundations, family foundations, corporate foundation, corporate contributions programs, community foundations, public foundations, federated funds, operating foundation, religious entities with grantmaking programs and individual donors.

Graywolf Press

1997
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

GRAYWOLF PRESS, St. Paul, Minnesota received a two-year grant of $40,000 to support the publication of emerging artists titles in 1998 and 1999. For more than 21 years, Graywolf Press has been publishing creative literature by contemporary writers. It is committed to promoting promising literary authors who may be overlooked in other publishing environments. It publishes works in poetry, fiction, memoir, criticism and creative nonfiction. Now under the direction of Fiona McCrae, Graywolf published 16 titles in the 1996-97 program year; and hopes to expand that number over the next two years.

Urban Bush Women

1995
Dance
General Program
New York City

Urban Bush Women, New York City, received $13,000 toward the creation of Bones & Ash, A Gilda Story, based on the novel by Jewelle Gomez. The dominant themes of the story/production are the empowerment of women through history, and the basic human need for belonging to a family or other primary group. This large-scale and multi-year production very much needed the financing necessary to complete the work.

Jen Shyu (Jennifer Lay Shyu)

2015
Music
Travel and Study
New York City

SHYU, JEN, Bronx, New York, will travel to East Timor and West Timor, from the city of Suai in the East Timorese district of Cova Lima, westward to the village of Laran in West Timor. Shyu plans to learn, document, and compare the traditional music and ritual language of different elder female storytellers’ versions of the Wehali tale about the woman warrior legend named Ho’a Nahak Samane Oan, who disguised herself as a man in order to conquer a rival king. This trip will incorporated into her work as a multilingual and multicultural composer and experimental jazz vocalist.

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