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J. Otis Powell!

1999
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

The GIVENS FOUNDATION FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a grant of $10,100 to support the further development of THEOLOGY: Love & Revolution by J. OTIS POWELL!. Its first form was a published prose poem, then a performance art event. With Jerome subsidy, THEOLOGY will now become an expanded text published by Spout Press and a CD recording.

Eduardo Sandoval

1992
Film and Video
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Eduardo Sandoval, host and producer, Fresh Air Radio, Inc. was awarded a grant of $1,100 to attend the Fifth World Assembly of Community Radio Broadcasters conference in Oaxtepec, Mexico. The conference's theme is All the Voices, focusing on the role that community radio plays in the promotion, development and consolidation of the cultural identities of communities they serve. Sandoval hopes to attain skills to help give voice to Minnesota Hispanics and to organize Minnesota Chicano, Mexican and Latino community broadcast journalists. He intends to investigate what other community broadcasters are doing to develop community radio, especially for minorities who do not speak the dominant language.

Nathan Fisher
Rebuilding Cold River

2011
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

NATHAN FISHER received $10,000 for Rebuilding Cold River a verite-style feature-length documentary on the United Nations-led rebuilding of Nahr al-Bared, a Lebanese city that was completely destroyed by the Lebanese Army in a 2007 war. The city was relentlessly shelled for over three months until the entire population of 31,000 civilians fled. The Lebanese Army engaged in the shelling campaign in an effort to root out a dozen or so Islamic militants accused of robbing a bank. More than four years later, Nahr al-Bared has yet to be rebuilt and most of the towns former residents, all Palestinians who were born in Lebanon but do not have Lebanese citizenship, remain scattered in overcrowded tent cities throughout the country. No state on earth considers the 31,000 displaced Palestinians its citizens, which leaves them with the only option of returning to their city to rebuild. This documentary will follow the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) as it supervises the rebuilding of Nahr al-Bared, a monumental effort that involves the construction of apartment buildings, parks, schools, doctors office, shopping centers and so much more.

The Loft Literary Center

2001
Literature
General Program
Minnesota

THE LOFT LITERARY CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received a two-year grant of $120,000 to continue the Minnesota Writers Career Initiative. The Loft offers a broad and diverse range of workshops, public school programs, classes, readings, performances, award and fellowship programs and special events. The Minnesota Writers Career Initiative Program seeks to advance Minnesota writers who have achieved significant artistic recognition for their work and who have the potential to expand significantly that recognition and/or their existing audiences. The purpose is to utilize and leverage potential in order to bring the writers to new levels in their career development. Writers are served through a two-step process of 1) logistical and strategic planning with a consultant, resulting in the creation of a career plan; and 2) the implementation of the plan. The program is open to writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, childrens literature and performance oriented work.

Olivia Carrescia

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

Composers' Forum, Inc.

1988
Music
General Program
New York City

Red Eye Theater

1987
Theater
General Program
Minnesota

William Simenson

1990
Music
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

2010
Literature
Travel and Study
New York City

JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN, Brooklyn, New York, will travel to Chicago, Illinois; Jackson and Money, Mississippi; and St. Petersburg, Florida, to research the lives and deaths of Emmett Till and Tyrone Lewis. He will investigate the subject of race and violence in America through these two disparate and specific cases. Tills death in 1955 and Lewiss death in 1996 serve as historical and contemporary markers for Huffmans interest in the spectre of death haunting black men in America. His desire is to create a written and visual work honoring the complexity of the perpetual struggle for civil rights.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

2006
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

The LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL, New York City, received $21,000 in support of Workspace. The Council is a leading arts presenter, advocate and service provider to artists and arts groups throughout the borough of Manhattan. Workspace provides studio spaces in downtown urban environments to emerging artists. It addresses the critical need for affordable space to work, and also creates an environment for artists to learn from each other and access career-building resources. This year, in two sites, the program will allow 30 artists, competitively selected via an open call, to occupy studios for nine months. Complementary programs that strengthen the residency include stipends; opportunities to meet leading New York curators, dealers, writers and collectors; and an Open Studios Weekend held at the end of the residency. Artists are given 24-hour a day, seven-day a week access to their studios.

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