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Cliff Garten

1989
Visual Arts
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Kimberly Bartosik / daela

2009
Dance
General Program
New York City

THE FIELD, New York City, as fiscal sponsor for DAELA/KIMBERLY BARTOSIK, received $7,200 in support of the development and production of a new evening-length project, The Materiality of Impermanence. Bartosik has been presenting choreographic work since 1999. Her choreographic interests are based, in part, on the relationship of architectural space to the architecture of the body. Her work is greatly influenced by literature and cinema. The title of her new work is taken from an article on Tacita Dean, whose 16mm films have been a creative inspiration to Bartosik. As the title suggests, the project looks at a complex architectural structurethe homewhose essence is an accumulation of shifting meanings created from the human dramas and material belongings of the occupants. The concept of home has been radically altered in this era of epic foreclosures, as it has become permeated with the constant threat of loss. Bartosiks interest is in the ramifications of ones deep attachment, over time, to the idea of ones living space and the ways in which traces of ones home are materially erased once the interior life and inhabiting bodies are removed.

Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse

2001
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

AARON DAVIS HALL, New York City, received a grant of $18,000 in support of commissions to emerging creative artists within the 2001 Fund for New Work. Aaron Davis Hall is entering its third decade of service as Harlems principal center for the performing arts. It presents a dynamic set of programs in theater, music, art, film and dance, programs reflecting the rich and diverse heritage and traditions of the Harlem community as well as New York City and the nation. The Fund for New Work is thematically and functionally tied to the program series New Faces/New Voices/New Visions. Jerome Foundation provides support for commissions that go directly to emerging artists to develop new works.

VSA Arts of Minnesota

1997
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

A commitment of $12,000 was made to VERY SPECIAL ARTS MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in support of an artist recognition program and services to artists. Very Special Arts Minnesotas mission is to make the arts accessible to people with all types of disabilities throughout the state. In conjunction with Resources and Counseling for the Arts, the organization has worked to determine whether members of the disability community have the same opportunities as producers in the arts as do people without disabilities. An active support network and the allocation of financial resources were identified as needs. In 1996, the Jerome Foundation provided funding to conduct a competitive program which awarded grants to two visual artists, two literary artists and one performance artist. A second year of subsidy was awarded to continue this program of direct support and services to artists.

Christopher Makoto Yogi
I Was a Simple Man

2015
Film and Video
New York City Film and Video
New York City

CHRISTOPHER MAKOTO YOGI received support for a 120-minute narrative called I Was a Simple Man. Part ghost story, part historical memory, I Was Simple Man looks at the life of one man and fractures it into four stories. The film employs a non-traditional film structure to create a unique cinematic experience of a locale many think they know, but actually know very little about: Hawai‘i. Through its four sections, the film covers a wide swath of Hawaiian history: from the verdant sugarcane fields of Pre-WWII O‘ahu to the modern gastropubs of Honolulu, to the coastline countryside, dying and haunted by the supernatural. Masao Matsuyoshi, the central character of the film, has an 85-year-old face that is dark and weathered like damp leather. The creases on his face are deep—valleys detailing decades in the hot Hawai‘i sun. Masao has lived a long life in Hawai‘i Nei, and he is now facing the end of it. He is ready to die. As the regrets of his life weigh down upon him, he must face both the family he’s failed and the ghosts of his past. One by one, Masao’s family members make a pilgrimage to the countryside to care for him in his old plantation home. Through their eyes, we get a full portrait of Masao himself.

American Dance Festival

1980
Dance
General Program
New York City

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

2000
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

THE NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, New York City, received a two-year grant of $44,000 in support of its Public Access Program. The New Museum, founded in 1977, is a contemporary art museum with an international reputation. Dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows define key moments in the development of contemporary art, reflect the global nature of art today and span a vast array of cultural activities and media. The Museum is guided by the conviction that contemporary art is a vital social force that extends beyond the art world into the broader culture. In March 1998, The New Museum launched its Public Access initiative (now called Media Lounge) in order to connect the work of emerging artists with a broad general public. Media Lounge is the first museum space in New York dedicated to new media. Designed by LOT/EK, a young cutting-edge architectural firm, Media Lounge presents digitally manipulated video works, experimental video and sound installations, computer generated projections, web-based and CD-ROM art, and wide range of new media events. Media Lounge seeks to establish new media as a vital artistic force for the 21st Century, explore how these works are presented and interpreted, provide visibility for the new media community within a well known visual arts organization, and encourage emerging artists working in this area. After years of funding for the On View program, the Jerome Foundation shifted its funding to Media Lounge because these exhibitions, often featuring the works of emerging artists, are designed to explore new paradigms of visitor interaction by reducing some of the barriers between contemporary art and museum visitors. This program encourages under-recognized and emerging artists to alter radically the traditional exhibition framework.

Armando Gutierres G.

1999
Music
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Funding was awarded to traditional musicians ARMANDO GUTIERREZ G. and GUSTAVO LIRA to travel to Mexico City, Guanajuato and Oaxaca, Mexico. Gutierrez G. and Lira will research and visit various communities and celebrations that incorporate indigenous music forms of central Mexico.

Momenta Art

2009
Visual Arts
General Program
New York City

MOMENTA ART, Brooklyn, New York, received $13,500 in support of the participation of emerging artists in the 2009-10 exhibition program. Momenta promotes the work of under-represented and emerging artists, alternating between critically focused group shows and individual exhibitions. The annual exhibition program includes at least five exhibitions and over ten events such as artists talks, performances, and screenings. The organization maintains an open process for artists submissions and staff review including studio visits. Momenta programming brings together conceptual and aesthetic concerns presented by an ethnically diverse group of artists. Exhibitions include a wide range of artistic approaches and media, including photography, installation, and video.

Headwaters Music

1993
Music
General Program
Minnesota

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