Calendar of EventsDecember 6, 2013
Friday December 6th
7PM The Sculpture Center, Main Gallery
1834 E. 123rd Street behind the Case Western Football Field
Elina Gertsman:Imagining Death in Medieval Art
Prof. Gertsman, of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Art History, specializes in Gothic and late medieval art. Her research interests include issues of memory and perception, uncanny animation of inanimate objects, medieval image theory, performance/performativity, multi-sensory reception processes, late medieval macabre, materiality and somaticism, and medieval concepts of emotion and affectivity.
She is the author of The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (2010), the editor of Visualizing Medieval Performance: Perspectives, Histories, Contexts (2008) and Crying in the Middle Ages: Tears of History (2011) and co-editor of Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces (2012). Her new book project on the late medieval Shrine Madonna imagery, tentatively titled Fragments, Ruptures, Imprints, Play, is under contract with Penn State Press.
The Vital Neighborhoods working group of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is a volunteer led group of Clevelanders working to cultivate sustainable neighborhoods of choice where residents are engaged, empowered, enlightened, resilient and self-reliant. Since 2011, the Vital Neighborhoods group has sponsored several programs, events and contests all geared toward meeting this mission. In 2013, the Vital Neighborhoods group is proud to offer a micro-grant opportunity to support neighbors as they share their skills, talents and gifts throughout Cleveland.
The next deadline to apply for funding from Neighborhood Connections is Friday, February 14th at 5pm.
Stay tuned for Grantseeker Workshop dates and times. They will be posted soon.
Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces more than $270,000 in grants to 90 vibrant neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture funds arts and culture neighborhood projects
CLEVELAND (November 12, 2013) – Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $270,148 in grants to support 90 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 35 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections.
Highlights of the grants include:
- McGregor Seed2Feed Organic Community Garden in East Cleveland was granted $5,000 to bring back honeybees to East Cleveland by holding beekeeping classes and gardening activities for youth in the community garden for eight consecutive Saturdays. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and provide a stipend to the youth and instructors.
- Layfayette Carthon Music Conservatory in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood was granted $3,000 to mentor and teach youth who are interested in music how to develop their talent and prepare for college auditions.
- Red Hat Rubies in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood was granted $4,000 for a project called “Red Matt Mamas,” a project that fights loneliness and depression of 22 long-term care residents. The grant funds will be used for outdoor field trips, local restaurant visits, holiday parties, entertainment twice a year for the entire nursing home, and van transportation costs for Rubies to attend events.
- NextBroadway in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood was granted $2,000 to produce a comprehensive director of local businesses called “The Slavic Village Business Directory,” for use as reference by Slavic Village residents, organizations, and businesses. The grant funds will be used to pay for printing costs.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested $75,000 in Neighborhood Connections to support vibrant arts and cultural programs in Cleveland and East Cleveland, with the aim to support community-based arts and culture activities organized by and for residents.
“Neighborhood Connections is about empowering citizen action and inspiring small groups of people who live, work, or worship in a community to come together and make change right where they live by tapping into their neighborhood’s strengths,” said Tom O’Brien, program director of Neighborhood Connections. “In addition to supporting a wide range of resident-organized activities, we are excited that our partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will allow us to support the vibrant arts and culture programs in our community.”
“Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s funding comes from our community, and we’re excited that this partnership with Neighborhood Connections is allowing us to fund the great ideas residents have for their own neighborhoods,” said Karen Gahl-Mills, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s executive director. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to build upon the strengths of the vibrant arts and culture in our neighborhoods.”
For a complete list of Neighborhood Connections grants awarded, see the attached list or visit neighborhoodgrants.org. The next deadline for proposals is February 14, 2014.
Neighborhood Connections’ grant program offers grants of $500 to $5,000 twice a year in November and May to groups of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland who organize projects to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Groups are encouraged to work with partners, and to propose creative solutions to challenges in their neighborhood.
About Neighborhood Connections
Neighborhood Connections is a grassroots community-building program created by the Cleveland Foundation in 2003. Neighborhood Connections awards small grants of less than $5,000 to fund citizen-led neighborhood projects, events, and activities that benefit Cleveland and East Cleveland. While most foundations solely extend grants to nonprofit organizations, Neighborhood Connections grants support the ideas of everyday people to make life better, right where they live.
Through its grants, Neighborhood Connections seeks to build community by connecting people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods and encouraging them to become more engaged with each other and the city around them.
Neighborhood Connections is guided by a grantmaking committee made up of 24 Cleveland and East Cleveland residents with a history of community involvement. The citizens’ committee reviews and approves all grants. Since 2003, Neighborhood Connections has awarded more than 1,800 grants totaling $6.5 million. For more information, visit neighborhoodgrants.org.
About Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing arts and culture. CAC was approved by Cuyahoga County voters in 2006, and since 2007, CAC has invested more than $95 million in more than 200 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists. For more information, visit cacgrants.org.
For more detailed information on each group that received funding, please click here.
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