Fellowships & Grants

—Image Courtsey of Sanna Blomqvist

Current Public Project Grants

Arts Midwest

Minneapolis, MN

In support of Arts Midwest Folkefest, a tour by two Nordic ensembles, Kardemimmit from Finland and Mountain Meeting from Sweden, to six small communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

$1,000, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund

Bishop Hill Heritage Association

Bishop Hill, IL

In support of performances by the Swedish jazz folk trio Piatruba at the Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, IL.

June 18-21, 2017.

$500, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund

Ducdame Ensemble

Brooklyn, NY

In support of an exhibition entitled Jockum Nordström: Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

August 5 – October 7, 2017.

$2,000, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund

Dorian Wind Quintet Foundation

Brooklyn, NY

In support of a new translation and adaptation of Den Bergtagna (The Enchantment), by Swedish author Victoria Benedictsson, with 16 performances at the HERE Arts Center.

June 5-July 23, 2017.

$1,000, New Sweden ’88 Fund

Finlandia Foundation Seattle Chapter

Seattle, WA

In support of a concert commemorating the Finnish centenary. The concert will be presented by the Philharmonia Northwest and a volunteer chorus led by director Maria Männistö. The program repertoire will consist of master pieces of Sibelius and Rautavaara, among other Finnish composers.

November 2017.

$500, Finnish Fund

International Print Center NY

New York, NY

In support of Icelandic artist, author, and translator Hallgrímur Helgason’s participation in a live interview on creativity in Iceland in conjunction with “Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking”, an exhibition of prints by Icelandic artists.

April 14 – June 14, 2017.

$1,950, Thor Thors Memorial Fund

New York Scandia Symphony

New York, NY

In support of the Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park, a unique series of three outdoor summer concerts performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists.

June 11-25, 2017.

$1,000, Helen Lee and Emil Lassen Fund; $1,000, Finnish Fund; $500, New Sweden ’88 Fund.

Revels North

Hanover, NH

In support of performances by Norwegian Springar dancer, Tom Løvli, at Christmas Revels at Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

December 14 – 17, 2017.

$2,500, Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund

Reykjavík International Literary Festival

Reykjavík, Iceland

In support of the participation of American authors Timothy Snyder, Yaa Gyasi, Esmerelda Santiago, and Lydia Davis at the Reykjavik International Literary Festival (Bókmenntahátíðin í Reykjavík).

September 6-9, 2017.

$1,600, Thor Thors Memorial Fund

Award Totals for Public Projects:

Awards: 8
Total Funding: $11,550