Improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

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 Program

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Culture Program Strategy

Culture Program Strategy

Goal: We believe communities are made better by the arts and the arts are at their best when they reflect the community.  Therefore, the goal of the Culture Program is to strengthen arts organizations by diversifying program offerings, artists’ commissions, staff, board leadership, and ultimately audience in measurable, sustainable ways. We also strive to increase the capacity and resources of culturally specific and community-based arts organizations. Additionally, we invest in Midwestern creative capital, partnerships, and community engagement through the Joyce Awards program. Lastly, we keep focus on innovations in the field that lead to broader, more diverse arts organizations, artists, and audience.

Theory of Change: Arts organizations that commission and exhibit work by artists of color, employ all levels of staff of color, offer programs with content expressing multiple ethnic viewpoints and include board members from different racial backgrounds will consistently attract diverse audiences reflective of the 21st century population and therefore be vital community resources. Additionally, the experience—both onsite and online—of an organization can build diverse, loyal audiences from unexpected spaces.

The Joyce Approach

Promote Access

  • Board placement, development, training, outreach and community engagement projects for people of color; presentations from artists/performers of color; salary support for arts administrators, fellows, interns, and artists of color.

Community-based Arts

  • Mentorship with other well- run organizations, efforts to build programmatic and fiscal sustainability, salaries for high quality professionals, operating support to help stabilize organizations, professional development opportunities.

Spread Creativity

  • New commissions, professional development, workshops, and other activities that allow artists of color to evolve and present their work and foster connections with arts organizations.

Latest News From The Culture Program

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10/30/2014 10:05:00 AM

City of Chicago Announces Recipients of Studio Artist and Curatorial Residency Awards

With support from Joyce, six artists and two curatorial fellows will work at the Chicago Cultural Center to engage the community in their work.

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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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