Inspiring creativity and cultural stewardship in the next generation.
The Foundation is excited to have a new Culture program director, Mia Khimm.
In collaboration with a range of stakeholders, Mia is developing a new strategy for the program, which we expect to unveil in the summer of 2021. Until further notice, except for the Joyce Awards, the program is focused on supporting active grantees through the COVID-19 crisis and therefore not inviting applications from new grantees.
The Joyce Awards, the only regional program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, aims to strengthen cross-cultural understanding by bringing diverse audiences together.
Since its inception in 2003, the competition has awarded more than $3.7 million to commission 72 new works and collaborations between artists and cultural organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Each award of $75,000 supports an artist or artists in the creation and production of a new work and provides the commissioning organization with the resources needed to engage potential audiences, new partners, and their surrounding communities at large.
New Joyce Awards Collaboration: ATNSC with M. Carmen Lane and Shaun Leonardo
The Joyce Foundation is delighted to announce that ATNSC: The Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, founded and directed by M. Carmen Lane, will now be serving as the commissioning arts organization of the “Somebody: Mourning at the Temple” project.