THE DIVERSE AND VIBRANT PRATICE OF DANCE

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PFW has been able to provide grant awards to Ohio Dance (OD) for     a number of years to help support the Ohio Dance Festival to be held on April 28th- 30th as well as their work with other NFPs that they have partnered. This work has always given voice through movement to those in our population who have lost their … Read More

MOVEMENT PURSUING ARTS, COMMERCE & COMMUNITY

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  Maroon Arts Group (MAG), Columbus OH will engage artists and community patrons to respond to social justice issues pertinent to the community while using art as the vehicle. This project will not only restore the hope for an area whose rich arts legacy and recent revitalization provide a unique opportunity for its empowerment through the arts but will also … Read More

SHARING THE GIFT OF LAKOTA SONG

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A continuing grant has been given to THE LAKOTA LANGUAGE CONSORTIUM for their program “THE LAKOTA SONG AND DANCE PROJECT”. This project will (1) fight the loss of traditional Lakota songs dances and practices by improving the re-recording and up-dating of the text and audio components of “Sharing the Gift of Lakota Song” originally produced in 1977 and (2) introducing … Read More

MIXED REMIXED Fastest Growing Demographic

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  The Mixed Remixed Festival is the only nationwide cultural arts festival showcasing the stories of the mixed-race experience through films, books and performance. The event is FREE and open to the public and will be held on June 10th the eve of the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court decision that made it legal for people … Read More

ARTS FOR LEARNING

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A small grant was given in recognition of Art for Learning in Indianapolis, IN for their FRESH START program that provides relevant demonstrable and engaging arts education which encourages students to learn across disciplines and develop 21st century skills necessary to become successful adults. The programs reach high-need students and bridge the gap between their current educational experiences and those … Read More

DANCE YOUR TV REMOTE INTO THE GROUND

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Dance Parade is a grassroots NFP whose mission is to celebrate diversity through dance in all its forms and to allow access to the arts to those who normally would not be exposed to dance. Dance Parade will be expanding from NY and partnering with Boston for their 1st Annual Parade and Festival to occur on Saturday, July 29th. In … Read More

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS!

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The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. A grant was awarded for their program, STANDING UP FILMS AND FilmForums: TACKLING SOCIAL AND CIVIL JUSTICE ISSUES. We all recognize that film has the power to transform viewers; the Cleveland International Film Festival is committed … Read More

DEDICATED BELIEVERS

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A grant was given to an Art Education Outreach, being an after school program that will educate encourage and engage K-6 grade students about African-American artists. Most of these youths have been negatively impacted by exposure to lead poisoning due to the city of Flint Michigan’s poor water system, which is leeching toxins into the households of local resident. A … Read More

AGE & GENDER EQUALITY IN THE ARTS

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Age and Gender Equity in the Arts is unique in its Mission and objectives. Although many groups address gender parity and ageism, no other organization has melded gender and age into a movement with a succinct action plan for change. AGE provides recognition and monetary award incentives to theatre companies that have significant potential to affect positive change in the Portland … Read More

American Civil Forum

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If democracy is to work, we must appreciate and nurture social solidarity, and encourage a culture of citizenship rooted in goodwill and good faith. We are citizens, members of the political community, which drives democracy. American Civic Forum works to elevate citizenship to its rightful place not only in American politics but in American culture, a culture that cherishes our nation’s philosophy … Read More