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
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
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
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.
$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.
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
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:
Total Funding: $11,550