Surdna Foundation 2014 Annual Report
2014 Approved Grants > Thriving Cultures
Thriving Cultures

Thriving Cultures Grants Descriptions

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Newark, NJ | $225,000 (36 months)

To support the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program in which students study with professional jazz musicians to learn theory and practice of jazz performance.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA | $240,000 (24 months)

To support projects that prioritize community needs, desires and values in the planning & implementation processes, and support the development of long-term partnerships with public agencies to ensure community voices shape revitalization policies in New Orleans.

Category: Community Engaged Design

One Day on Earth Foundation

New York, NY | $25,000

To support large scale collaboration among media creators and civic communities that will establish a robust and insightful video archive on the topic of infrastructure. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Sustainable Environments Program.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Opa-locka, FL | $450,000 (36 months)

To continue support for the planning and implementation of arts-based revitalization initiatives that engage the community in the design, creation, and programming of art.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Opportunity Agenda

New York, NY | $75,000

To support the Creative Change retreat and to integrate the organization's arts and culture work into its other activities, addressing issues like criminal justice and economic opportunity.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA | $35,000 (6 months)

To support Otis College of Art and Design and the Center for Cultural Innovation in the planning of a Los Angeles-based career incubator and accelerator program for artists and designers.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Pangea World Theater

Minneapolis, MN | $150,000 (24 months)

To support a national directing institute for theater directors of color, as well as its Cross Connections and Race: North on the Mississippi programs.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Penumbra Theatre Company

Saint Paul, MN | $300,000 (36 months)

To support the Summer Institute, a three-year arts education and leadership training program for students.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

People's Emergency Center

Philadelphia, PA | $100,000

To support the core programming of Time Bank, a place-based artist residency in West Philadelphia, as well as programs for youth related to People's Emergency Center’s partnership with Public Workshop.

Category: Community Engaged Design

Raw Art Works

Lynn, MA | $180,000 (36 months)

To enrich artistic training for teens that integrates life/work/leadership skills, share knowledge with peer groups to strengthen the youth arts field, and enable underserved youth to thrive culturally and artistically.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement