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

Supporting Creative Communities

 
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Program History

Nurturing a diverse and thriving culture is an important part of the Joyce Foundation’s dedication to improving the quality of life in the Midwest. Its Culture grant making has mostly centered on Chicago, and since the mid-1990s has focused on diversity in the arts. That includes supporting community-based arts groups such as Black Ensemble Theater, the Cambodian Heritage Museum, and Luna Negra Dance Theater, and encouraging mainstream arts groups to expand their audiences, boards and staffs to reflect Chicago’s diversity.

More recently, Joyce grant making has supported expanding opportunities for individual artists through fellowships, residencies and commissions. Since 2003, The Joyce Awards have funded 36 awards to enable Midwest arts groups (and, beginning in 2013, other groups) to commission new works by artists of color. Recognizing that technology creates new possibilities for art-making and community building, in 2012 the Foundation began seeking projects that engage audiences through new media and link the arts to community revitalization efforts.

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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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7/31/2014 9:05:00 AM

Beth Swanson Named Joyce Foundation VP Of Strategy And Programs

Swanson will help guide the development of strategic approaches to reach public policy goals across the Foundation’s six program areas.

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7/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

VIDEO: TypeFace Revitalizes Milwaukee

Artist Reginald Baylor combines dazzling artistic practice and community expression inside the city’s unused spaces.

 
 

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