To launch a film festival that challenges professional directors and student filmmakers to focus on the essence of storytelling by creating films that use exactly 100 spoken words. The first event was held Nov. 22 at the McGlohon Theater. A sold out crowd saw 30 film premieres, many by award-winning filmmakers.
To elevate Charlotte as a hub for artistic excellence by supporting the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Knight Artist in Residency program. Funding will help fellows expand their community engagement efforts in Charlotte.
To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.
To share the traditional dances of Mexico's La Huasteca region by partnering with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the choreography to Detroiters
To jump start a monthly series that includes communal composition, word games and more giving poets and audience members a space to co-create poems and stories and play with language
To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece.
To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side.
To expand this cooperative that provides daily classes and a mentorship program for the hand printing of original artwork.
To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming.
To build the Hmong LGBT artist community by creating a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories.
To promote Macon as a musical destination by providing a stipend for touring acts to perform free concerts for audiences of all-ages at Fresh Produce Records.
To support the continued growth and success of the Macon Film Festival with two year start up funding for a part-time contract programmer for the festival.