Funding to create and produce Tushaanal/fires of dry grass, an original, evening-length dance theater piece exploring women’s stories of violence, trauma, and survival in global communities of color. Performances will take place at the Southern Theater in
Funding for 10 to 15 teens, who have a parent with cancer, to design and construct a piece of public art under the direction of glass artist Malcolm Potek. The project will take place at the artist’s northeast Minneapolis studio beginning in October 2010.
Funding for youth visual arts programming consisting of the annual Art on the Lawn community event and a series of 3 to 5 week visual art classes. Programming will take place at ArtReach St. Croix in Stillwater between August 2011 and February 2012.
Funding for Ashland Collaborative Theater or ACT!, a collaborative theater arts experience for elementary-aged youth and culminating in four staged performances at the Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre in January through March.
Funding for their 5th Annual Fall Concert featuring original choreography accompanied by Beethoven’s 6th Symphony and Handel’s Messiah. Performances will take place at the Fitzgerald Theater in October 2010.
Funding to create and present a new dance work incorporating film footage and an ensemble of professional ballroom dancers. Performances will take place as part of the inaugural season of the Cowles Center in Minneapolis in February 2012.
Funding to develop and present Super Nature, an interdisciplinary contemporary work investigating human nature in a way that invites empathy and causes viewers to ask questions about themselves, their behavior and society. Performances will take place as
Funding to produce and stage The Boys in the Band, and The Property Known As Garland, which explore issues of bullying and suicide in the GLBT community. Performances will take place at The Lowry Lab Theater.
Funding for Calliope’s Song, a program to increase members’ repertoire of songs that includes workshops, rehearsals, and community outreach performances. Activities will take place between October 2011 and May 2012.
Funding for the 2010 Summer Performance Series, featuring Minnesota Sinfonia, a Shakespeare Festival, the Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale, Sumunar Indonesian Gamelan and Dance Ensemble, Voice of the Culture Drum and Dance and the Bill Evan
Funding for the 2011 – 2012 Visiting Artist Series comprised of the Visiting Master Artists’ Weekend in October 2011 and the Minnesota Irish Musicians’ Weekend in June 2012. Events will be held at Celtic Junction in St. Paul.
Funding for Cruzando, an interactive art exhibit honoring those who have died crossing the border from Mexico to the United States. The event will be held at Centro in Minneapolis, during the organization's Day of the Dead celebration in November.
Funding for China the Beautiful (part 1), the 2011 Chinese New Year show showcasing the many styles and uses of Chinese dances. Performances will take place at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in January 2011.
Funding for the 2011 – 2012 Concert Season, a series of four concerts of Italian Baroque music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Concerts will take place at The Chapel of St. Mary at the St. Paul Seminary between September 2011 and April 2012.