Fellowships & Grants

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Current Public Project Grants

Aaron Davis Hall: Harlem Stage

New York, NY

In support of a theatrical presentation of Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité’s premier of WaterWorks, a new theater project inspired by his debut book A Drop of Midnight. This theatrical project uses monologues, jazz, hip-hop, and soul music to portray the protagonist’s confrontation with racism and bullying from his childhood in Lund, Sweden, to his adulthood in both South Carolina and Harlem. A Drop of Midnight will premiere at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse in March 2020, alongside a live band, The Rakiem Walker Project, with music composed by Erik Hjärpe.

March 30-April 30, 2020.

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN

In support of musical performances held during Augsburg University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. These performances featured rare and unique musical pieces from its Nordic music collection, a collection originally given to Augsburg University by ASF in the late 1960s.

January 1 – December 31, 2020.

Early Music Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY

In support of performances held during the annual New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC). The program, entitled Ex borealis—Nordic & Baltic Regions, took place from October 5-26, and featured early music artists in NYC and select guest artists from Scandinavia and the Baltics.

October 5 – October 26, 2019.

Inter|National Series 2020

Seattle, WA

In support of a performance by Haugen Productions at the 15th annual Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF). Haugen Productions, a group from Tromsø, Norway, will perform its North American premiere of a contemporary dance piece entitled “Sisters—11 Years Later” on June 13, 2020. This performance will inaugurate a weekend focus on contemporary dance from Norway and provide a venue to showcase Norwegian visual arts, electronic soundscape, theatrical monologues, and documentary film alongside a contemporary dance that pays homage to the bonds of family while aging with love and dignity.

June 11 – June 14, 2020.

Susquehanna Folk Music Society

New Cumberland, PA

In support of two Scandinavian folk music groups: Jaerv (an award-winning Swedish folk group) and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (a Swedish and Norwegian folk group). Jaerv is an award-winning quintet from Gothenburg, Sweden, that imbues folk music with jazz and pop music influences. On March 1, 2020, Jaerv will perform both at the Martin Library in York and at the Susquehanna Folk Stage at The Ware Center in Lancaster, PA. The second Scandinavian folk music group, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, is a trio of Nordic fiddlers who combine the Nordic fiddle music of Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands. They will perform at Fort Hunter Centennial Barn in Harrisburg, PA on March 22, 2020.

March 1 – 22, 2020.

AWARD TOTALS FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS:

Awards: 5
Total Funding: $7,000