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The Rochester Art Center

2010
Visual Arts
General Program
Minnesota

The ROCHESTER ART CENTER, Rochester, Minnesota, received $20,000 over two years in support of the 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series. The Centers mission is to foster an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art through the organization and presentation of exhibitions and the creation of innovative educational programs and interpretive materials that effectively engage regional audiences with contemporary art. The 3rd Floor Emerging Artists Series is devoted to emerging artists working in Minnesota, founded on the principle of critical engagement with new practices in contemporary art. The Center has presented over 20 exhibitions reflecting the broad spectrum of concepts and working methodologies of emerging artists in the state. Each exhibition is a solo show mounted for a period of seven to nine weeks. A brochure with a critical essay and color plates from the artists portfolio accompanies each exhibition. Artists present an opening lecture to inform the public of their concepts and practices. Artists are selected by an independent panel and the program director in response to open call submissions.

Independent Sector

1982
Miscellaneous
General Program
Other

The Writers Room

2003
Literature
General Program
New York City

The Foundation's Directors approved a two-year grant of $30,000 to THE WRITERS ROOM, New York City, to subsidize members' fees and offer services to emerging writers. Now in its 25th year, The Writers Room is dedicated to the purpose of providing writers with clean, quiet and affordable work space, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Writers have access to work stations, a library, the Internet, typewriters, and common space for discussion, directly addressing the need writers have for a space of their own in which to work, free from real distractions. Each year, The Writers Room serves approximately 400 emerging and established writers of all literary genres.

Imani Uzuri

2016
Music
Fellowship for Composers and Sound Artists
New York City

Imani Uzuri, New York City, received $20,000 to do research and compose a multi-voice piece with instrumentation focused on the iconography of black womanhood, traveling to Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to research the various altars and cathedrals dedicated to the Black Madonna; further develop and compose a children's musical; and study piano, guitar and Sibelius software to deepen her compositional practice.

Arts Benefit All Coalition Alternative

1982
Dance
General Program
New York City

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

1991
Theater
General Program
New York City

Marina Kuchinski

1999
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Visual artist MARINA KUCHINSKI received funding to travel to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, to install an exhibition of her work, document places in Tennessee for incorporation in the exhibition, give a gallery talk and attend the opening.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

2011
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

The LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL, New York City, received a two-year grant of $46,000 in support of the participation of emerging New York City literary and visual artists in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Workspace program. Through progressive cultural planning, innovative artist residency programs, a multitude of funding and training opportunities, and the presentation of many free events in the visual and performing arts, the Council takes an integrated approach to enriching New York Citys creative capital. Its signature artist residency program, Workspace, offers nine months of free access to individual studios for talented, emerging artists selected through an annual open call process. Workspace provides up to thirty emerging visual artists and writers the space, time, and resources to develop new work. Workspace utilizes an open plan studio structure to foster community among its artists in residence. In addition to studio space, artists are given stipends for materials and supplies, valuable opportunities to network within the arts community, and access to additional resources and services to help strengthen their careers.

International Arts Relations, Inc.

1992
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

Zeitgeist

1995
Music
General Program
Minnesota

Zeitgeist, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $11,000 for performance activities related to a commissioning grant the Jerome Foundation authorized for Zeitgeist in 1993. Committed to performing the music of contemporary composers, Zeitgeist presents music reflecting the spirit at the end of the 20th Century. This focus is reflected in commissions of new work, performances, education, outreach activities and recordings. Since 1980, Zeitgeist has used Jerome funds to commission 24 new works by emerging composers.

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