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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

2012 Culture Grants

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Chicago Theatre Group Inc.
Chicago, IL $300,000
To support artistic development and diversity initiatives. (2 yrs)

Court Theatre
Chicago, IL $50,000
For renewed support of an African-American-themed play and of Ron OJ Parson's artist residency. (1 yr)

Court Theatre
Chicago IL $75,000
For continued support of artist resident Ron OJ Parson's salary and production of the newly adapted Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. (1 yr)

Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, IL $80,000
To further engage participants of color. (2 yrs)

Illinois Humanities Council
Chicago, IL $35,000
To support Public Square programs, which feature theater, spoken word, dance, comedy, and storytelling as springboards for community conversations. (1 yr)

Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL $50,000
For the first major museum exhibition of African-American contemporary artist, Rashid Johnson. (1 yr)

Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago, IL $80,000
To support the continued evolution of the School's Cultural Heritage Project. (2 yrs)

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Chicago, IL $25,000
For salary support of actors of color and to increase participation from artists and audiences of color during the 2011/2012 season. (1 yr)

Steppenwolf Theater Co.
Chicago, IL $125,000
For final support of the Multicultural Fellowship program. (2 yrs)

Victory Gardens Theater
Chicago, IL $120,000
To support organizational transformation and capacity building under the leadership of new Artistic Director Chay Yew. (2 yrs) 

Community-based Arts

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

Asian Improv aRts Midwest
Chicago, IL $60,000
For continued support of organizational capacity building and the implementation of initiatives and program enhancements to reach a broader audience. (2 yrs)

Black Ensemble Theater Corporation
Chicago, IL $150,000
For continued funding of the general manager position.(2 yrs)

Black Women Playwrights' Group
Chicago, IL $100,000
For continued support of a digital media project designed to connect live theater with online audiences. (2 yrs)

Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago, IL $40,000
For continued salary support for the executive director and its shared staffing initiative. (1 yr)

Chicago Sinfonietta Inc.
Chicago, IL $175,000
To support audience development and engagement, infrastructure and board development, and the Project Inclusion program. (2 yrs)

Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago, IL $50,000
To continue support of staff salaries. (1 yr)

International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
Chicago, IL $50,000
To support the seventh annual Latino Music Festival. (1 yr)

Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL $20,000
For capacity building efforts. (1 yr)

Luna Negra Dance Theater
Chicago, IL $100,000
To support a full-time artistic support position and to expand the role of the production manager into a full-time salaried position. (2 yrs)

Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre
Chicago, IL $60,000
For continued salary support of its executive director as it creates more sustainable sources of funding for personnel. (2 yrs)

Muntu Dance Theatre
Chicago, IL $50,000
To support staff salaries. (2 yrs)

National Museum of Mexican Art
Chicago, IL $150,000
For capacity building and to strengthen audience engagement and participation.(2 yrs)

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Chicago, IL $120,000
To support continued capacity building in the areas of: resource development, marketing/branding, staff/board development, and audience development. (2 yrs)

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Chicago, IL $50,000
For renewed support of the Illinois Cultural Data Project a standardized, statewide web-based data collection system for arts and culture organizations. (1 yr)

The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL $30,000
For its Division of the Humanities to support the second year of the Southside Arts and Humanities Network's board leadership series. (1 yr)

Creativity 

Alliance of Artists Communities
Chicago, IL $200,000
For continued support of the Midwestern Voices and Visions project. (3 yrs)

Joyce Awards

Columbia College Chicago Dance Center
Chicago, IL $50,000
To commission a new work by African American choreographer Reggie Wilson. (2 yrs)

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Chicago, IL $50,000
To commission a permanent public art installation by Mexican-born Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. (1 yr)

SPACES Gallery
Chicago, IL $50,000
To commission African American performing artist William Pope.L's new work for Cleveland's 25th Performing Arts Festival. (1 yr)

Teatro del Pueblo
Chicago, IL $50,000
To support a Latino-Asian fusion series with Pangea World Theater for commissioning new works from Luis Alfaro, Enrique Adyanthaya and Marlina Gonzalez. (2 yrs)

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