Surdna Foundation 2014 Annual Report
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Thriving Cultures

Thriving Cultures Grants Descriptions

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center

San Pablo, CA | $50,000

To support hands-on cultural arts immersion training for Latino teens built on role modeling and mentorship.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

New York, NY | $200,000 (24 months)

For work with artists and community partners through implementing Arts East River Waterfront, a suite of programs designed to engage artists and residents in activating and encouraging community use of new public spaces focusing on Piers 42 and 35.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

MAPP International Productions, Inc.

New York, NY | $120,000

To support the organization’s leadership transition and staff restructuring and to fund two projects, Lars Jan's 'Holoscenes' and Ralph Lemon's 'Scaffold Room.' Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Sustainable Environments Program.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Community Innovators Lab

Cambridge, MA | $200,000 (24 months)

To support a two-year pilot program to explore how aesthetic practice and urban planning disciplines can collaborate to more effectively address the complexities of urban environments.

Category: Community Engaged Design

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc.

North Adams, MA | $30,000

To test how MassMoCA's financial training and resources can support a cluster of artist-run enterprises to anchor a major development project tied to the organization.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Mattress Factory

Pittsburgh, PA | $70,000 (24 months)

To support The Factory 14s program, providing teens with the opportunity and resources to work with professional artists to create individual and group art installations that support the development of conceptual thinking and life skills.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Charlotte, NC | $50,000

To develop and implement evaluation instruments for McColl's Environmental Artists in Residence program, provide relevant metrics to the environmental art field and support the Center's goal of a sustainable, replicable program model.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Brooklyn, NY | $45,000

To support the Soul of Brooklyn, an initiative to connect local business owners with multidisciplinary artists and arts organizations, and curate a sustainable events series that supports local economies and increases access to the arts in Brooklyn.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

National Association of Latino Arts & Culture

San Antonio, TX | $450,000 (36 months)

To support grantmaking to Latino artists and arts organizations, as well as its leadership development programs and national convention.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Neighborhood Story Project

New Orleans, LA | $120,000 (36 months)

To create an equitable economic model for the publishing of ethnographic stories of art, music, ritual, and activism in New Orleans. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Category: Artists & Economic Development