Grantees All Years

Project Tap Root (2014)

Green Scene Chicago

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Green Scene Chicago’s PROJECT TAPROOT cross-pollinates gardening with arts. This weekly all ages series at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden provides horticultural lessons followed by free entertainment from youth-based performance groups in Uptown. Read More

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An investigation of racially biased vote suppression and the funde

Greg Palast/Palast Investigative Fund of the Sustainable Markets Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Investigating latest hidden tactics to suppress the minority vote, with focus on secretive “Crosscheck” voter roll purges. Findings published by Rolling Stone, broadcast by Al Jazeera, Democracy Now and shared with Voto Latino, other rights groups. Read More

Windows Into War (a mother’s lament)

Gross-Zuchman, Deborah

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Windows Into War is a collection of poems and paintings about war I have used the metaphors of windows and the American flag to portray the losses, suffering and unraveling of the American democratic ideal. The creative force is a powerful weapon that encourages life and beauty. Read More

Searching for Democracy: An Act of Civil Obedience

Grossman, Beth

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Searching for Democracy is a street performance of scribing the United States Constitution with a quill pen on moneybags from failed banks. This public dialog calls attention to the impact of financial interests on Constitutional interpretation. Read More

Groundswell Community Mural Project

Groundswell Community Mural Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

Groundswell Community Mural Project is a Brooklyn-based organization that brings together professional artists, grass-roots groups and communities to create high quality murals in underserved neighborhoods. Groundswell’s Teen Empowerment Mural Read More

The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project

Gutwein, Colleen

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project is a a documentary photographed with the Jem Jr. camera, manufactured in Newark Nj in the 1940's. The project creates portraits of contemporary artists and art activists currently working in Newark, NJ. Read More

Blue Lotus: new music as a vehicle for social activism.

Gwen Laster/New Muse 4tet

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

An original music recording inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and devoted to social activism. Violinist Gwen Laster leads New Muse 4tet string quartet in performing her original works that include her commissioned piece "Black Lives Matter Suite" motivated by the Sandra Bland tragedy. Read More

Ghost of Woody Guthrie

Halker, Bucky

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

On "The Ghost of Woody Guthrie" (a double CD), songwriter, performer, and scholar Bucky Halker draws on years of researching Guthrie and performing his songs to create a distinct, honest, unflinching homage to Guthrie’s spirit, music, and legacy. Read More

New Generation Arts Lab

Halleckson, Lindsy

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

New Generation Arts Lab, a series of open studio events encouraged creativity, increased participation in the arts, and developed dialogue and connections within the Twin Cities community through activities that are unexpected, fun, and interactive. Read More

Art Changing the View

Hamilton, Pam

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Art Changing the View transformed an empty storefront into a public art exhibit in the village of Romeoville, Illinois. The project has brought a bright spot of art to a community otherwise lacking in visual art. Read More

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