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NEWS: Jerome Foundation Announces Inaugural Organization Grant Recipients

A photo collage of artists and art funded by the Jerome Foundation.

The Jerome Foundation today announced $4,159,500 in grants to 84 arts organizations in Minnesota and New York City. These grants to nonprofit arts organizations comprise inaugural offering of the foundation’s new Organization Grants Program.

The two-stage application process attracted 254 organizations applying for 1-2 years of support. Jerome Foundation President Ben Cameron said in a statement, “This is a wonderful cohort of arts organizations offering important programs and services for early career artists.” The recipients include cornerstone Minnesota organizations such as the American Composers Forum, the Cedar Cultural Center, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, theLoft Literary Center, Mixed Blood, Nautilus Music-Theater, Northern, Penumbra Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, Theater Mu, VocalEssence, and VSA Minnesota.

The complete list of recipients comprises:

Dance ($645,500 to 14 organizations)

Abrons Arts Center (fiscal sponsor Henry Street Settlement)
Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
The Chocolate Factory Theater
Danspace Project
Gibney Dance
Harlem Stage (Aaron Davis Hall)
James Sewell Ballet
The Kitchen
Momentum: New Dance Works (fiscal sponsor St. Catherine University)
Movement Research
Performance Space New York (formerly PS 122)
Zenon Dance Company

Literature ($537,500 to 12 organizations)

Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Cave Canem
Center for Fiction
Coffee House Press
Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
Four Way Books
Graywolf Press
The Loft Literary Center
Milkweed Editions
Poetry Project
Poets House

Media (includes film and video; $272,000 to 5 organizations)

Bronx Documentary Center
St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)

Music ($566,500 to 8 organizations)

American Composers Forum
The Cedar Cultural Center
ETHEL’s Foundation for the Arts
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Jazz Gallery
Roulette Intermedium

Theater, Performance, & Spoken Word ($983,000 to 22 organizations)

Dixon Place
Ensemble Studio Theatre
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT)
The Lark
Ma-Yi Theater Company
Mabou Mines
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop (fiscal sponsor Springboard for the Arts)
National Black Theatre
Nautilus Music-Theater
New Dramatists
New York Theatre Workshop
Pangea World Theater
Penumbra Theatre
Pillsbury House Theatre
Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights’ Center
The Public Theater
Soho Rep
Theater Mu
Tofte Lake Center

Visual Arts ($1,155,000 to 23 organizations)

Anderson Center
Baxter Street/Camera Club of New York
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Forecast Public Art
Franconia Sculpture Park
Franklin Furnace Archive
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)
Lanesboro Arts
The Laundromat Project
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA)
Northern Clay Center
Printed Matter,
The Queens Museum
Saint John’s Pottery (fiscal sponsor St. John’s University)
Smack Mellon Studios
Socrates Sculpture Park
Studio Museum in Harlem
Textile Center
VSA Minnesota

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