Arttrain will use these funds to bring six Danish artists to NYC to participate in Art as Art & Art as a Tool’s crossover project at “Fuchs Projects,” a contemporary studio and art space located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The project’s crossover performances will create opportunities for dialogue and exchange on the concepts of “art as art” and “art as tool” among American audiences and six Danish
artists working in different mediums: visual artist Ole Werner Munch; photographer Henrik Pyndt Sorensen; musician Marie Wärme; contemporary dancer Clara Wärme; and duo band members Kim Bülow Bonfis (keyboardist) and Morten Barnekov Johansen (bassist) for State of Mind. These six artists’ performances will take place from October 4-17, 2023.
Northwest Edward Grieg Society
As a result of this funding, The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society (NWEGS) will be able to host the Danish participation in the 2023 Nordic Chamber Music Series. The 2023 series will consist of six concerts, five of which are dedicated to the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and one to a country that neighbors the Nordic region, Poland.
These concerts will take place at Ballard First Lutheran Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, on six separate performance dates, each concert dedicated to the canonical music work of one country: January 8 (Norway), January 29 (Nordic Neighbor: Poland), March 5 (Finland), March 26 (Denmark), April 16 (Sweden), and May 7 (Iceland).
Parapet Real Humans
St. Louis, MO
The travel fees and art transportation costs of two Norwegian artists—Sara Skorgan Teigen and Linda Bournane Engelberth—will be covered by this award and will allow them to showcase their work from January 7-February 28, 2023, at the Parapet Real Humans in St. Louis, MO.Complete with a recorded discussion among these two Norwegian artists and Laara Matsen, this exhibition attempts to find a creative space from which to discuss
affinities between Norwegian art and ongoing Americans conversations about critical contemporary issues that ultimately affect peoples’ lives across the globe. In this way, Parapet Real Humans hopes to illuminate examples of how art and creativity can ignite social change and transformation within communities.
Yeshiva University Museum
New York, NY
This award supports the transportation costs to and from Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) of “The Copenhagen Maimonides,” a renowned illustrated and decorated Medieval manuscript housed within the Judaica collection at the Royal Danish Library. From May 4-December 31, 2023, YUM will feature this manuscript at its upcoming exhibition, entitled “The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries,” which explores the life and impact
of Talmudic scholar Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) through the collection of approximately 80 Maimonides artifacts from around the world. Among these artifacts will be the Royal Danish Library’s “Copenhagen Maimonides.” By tracing and showcasing this manuscript’s journey to Denmark, this manuscript becomes one of the many compelling examples of artistic and cultural exchanges between Danish and Judaic art and history.