Surdna Foundation 2013 Annual Report
2013 Approved Grants > Thriving Cultures
Thriving Cultures

Thriving Cultures Grants Descriptions

Alternate ROOTS

Atlanta, GA | $50,000

To support core programs and community engagement.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Anchorage Museum

Anchorage, AK | $60,000 (24 months)

To support the work of artists in the Gyre project, a multidisciplinary project examining the science and sociology of marine debris problems affecting oceans globally.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Architecture for Humanity

San Francisco, CA | $15,000

For Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!, a forum for design practitioners in which participants discuss critical needs faced by communities in United States and around the world to promote vitality and resiliency through community-led design.

Category: Discretionary

Arizona State University Foundation

Tempe, AZ | $50,000

To support the development of echo::system, a performance and installation work by artist Grisha Coleman that explores the relationship between the natural environment and humanity.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change


Chicago, IL | $500,000

To support ArtPlaceā€™s work of grantmaking, research, documentation, and learning activities addressing creative placemaking throughout the United States.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Asian Arts Initiative

Philadelphia, PA | $75,000

To support Youth Arts Workshop, a year-round program that engages artists to create a safe, constructive space for diverse groups of Philadelphia youth to share and deepen cultural and community experiences through art-making.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Baltimore School for the Arts

Baltimore, MD | $160,000 (24 months)

To support BSA's TWIGS, a program that provides access to a continuum of pre-professional arts training for disadvantaged Baltimore students; and arts and academic programming necessary to prepare students for success in college and in careers.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Bates Dance Festival

Lewiston, ME | $150,000 (24 months)

To support summer performing arts workshops (Youth Arts Program) and dance training (Young Dancers Workshop) for teens and the Professional Training Program (PTP) that provides professional development for high school educators.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, MA | $15,000

To support the Boston Center for the Arts' collaborative design process for CycloPark.

Category: Discretionary

Boston Children's Chorus

Boston, MA | $80,000

To support advanced musical training for student singers in four upper choirs of the chorus.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement