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2014 Joyce Award Winners

2014 Joyce Award Winners

Four African American Women to Lead Innovative Performing Arts Projects in the Midwest.

 
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Artist Reginald Baylor received a Joyce Award to use public art to transform Milwaukee.

 
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Culture Grantees

2013 Culture Grants

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

ACCESS

Audience Architects
Chicago, IL $30,000
To hire a community engagement manager, bolster the board's development and diversification project, and host a discussion series about diversity and dance. (1 yr)

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL $25,000
To support RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice. (1 yr)

Court Theatre
Chicago, IL $75,000
For renewed support of the artist residency of Ron OJ Parson. (1 yr)

Illinois Humanities Council
Chicago, IL $20,000
To support Public Square programs, which feature theater, spoken word, dance, comedy and storytelling, as springboards for community conversations. (1 yr)

Theatre Communications Group
New York, NY $30,000
For the expansion of the Young Leaders of Color program aimed at changing both the careers of young art leaders of color and the theater field as a whole. (1 yr)

COMMUNITY-BASED ARTS

Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Chicago, IL $35,000
To strengthen and diversify Chicago's cultural sector through its On BOARD and Business Volunteers for the Arts programs. (1 yr)

Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago, IL $50,000
For support of the new Experience Chicago program. (1 yr)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Chicago, IL $30,000
For capacity development and performance production. (2 yrs)

The Chinese Fine Arts Society
Chicago, IL $25,000
For a community engagement pilot and staff support. (1 yr)

Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago, IL $30,000
For salary support of the executive director and marketing/public relations associate. (1 yr)

Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
Chicago, IL $20,000
To create expanded opportunities for arts administrators of color, and staff and board members from culturally specific arts institutions in Illinois, to lead and participate in the 2013 One State conference. (1 yr)

International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
Chicago, IL $100,000
For multiyear support of the Latino Music Festival. (2 yrs)

Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL $20,000
To document its 45-year history in Chicago's jazz community with an aim to use these stories to launch its first major donor campaign, strengthen board capacity and expand its audience. (1 yr)

Teatro Vista Theatre with A View
Chicago, IL $100,000
To support programs and strengthen organizational capacity. (2 yrs)

The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

$40,000
To support the third year of the Southside Arts and Humanities Network's board leadership series.

$29,000
For its Cultural Policy Center to help identify the key challenges currently facing Chicago arts organizations and to propose a research agenda that will best serve the information needs of arts organizations in our community. (1 yr)

Young Chicago Authors
Chicago, IL $20,000
To support the Artist Cultivation Program. (1 yr)

INNOVATION

3Arts
Chicago, IL $20,000
For 3AP, an online crowd-funding platform, to provide matching funds for artists of color in Chicago. (2 yrs)

Chicago Artists' Coalition
Chicago, IL $30,000
To support audience diversity initiatives through strategic development of the Chicago Artist Resource website and programming. (1 yr)

JOYCE AWARDS

Cleveland Modern Dance Association
Cleveland, OH $50,00
To commission a new multimedia dance work, Black Girl, by Camille A. Brown. (1 yr)

Guthrie Theatre Foundation
Minneapolis, MN $50,000
To commission Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage for a new work titled Reading Play. (1 yr)

Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN $50,000
To commission a new work by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson. (1 yr)

Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI $50,000
To commission a new work for string quartet by African American composer Jessie Montgomery. (1 yr)

Latest News From The Culture Program

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10/22/2014 9:32:00 AM

Jessie Montgomery Writes A New Anthem for the Star Spangled Banner’s 200th Anniversary

Joyce Award winning artist drew from her own point of view and other cultural anthems to compose Banner! for Sphinx Detroit.​

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9/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

A Meal For 2,000 In Minnesota

Artist Seitu Jones wants to change our food system. He’s invited 2,000 of his neighbors to dine with him Sunday to discuss.​

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8/4/2014 1:51:00 PM

Bill T. Jones Awarded National Medal of Arts

Joyce Award recipient receives prestigious honor for his contributions to dance.​

 
 

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