Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council
Rimon, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, promotes and enhances Jewish identity through arts and culture, supports arts and artists who broadly explore Jewish themes, and assists the greater Jewish community in developing a collaborative involvement with the arts. Rimon also provides community grants to qualified local projects.
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Rimon Accepting Project Grant Proposals in its Spring Round
Rimon is now accepting Project Support grant proposals in its spring round of funding for arts-related projects. Grants will provide limited financial support up to $3,000 but will not exceed 50% of a project's budget.
The deadline for applications is March 17, 5 p.m. (not a postmark deadline).
Graphic novelist extraordinaire Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus, is speaking on April 24 (7:30 p.m.) at Hopkins Center for the Arts. Buy a ticket through Rimon and get 20% off the retail price--$32 instead of $40. Act fast—discounted tickets are limited! To order online, click here.
Mazel Tov to Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council on being named to the 2013-2014 Slingshot Class!
October 25, 2013
Slingshot has just released Slingshot 2013-14 – its ninth annual guide to North America’s top innovative Jewish organizations.
Rimon has been chosen by Slingshot: A Resource Guide for Innovation for the third year in a row from among hundreds of organizations that applied to the prestigious guide for inclusion. Rimon was one of 50 organizations selected as a model in innovation because of its resourcefulness in creating opportunities, programs, and collaborations that place the arts in the center of the community’s life rather than at its margins. More than 200 artists working in all disciplines and institutions (Jewish and non-Jewish) have benefited from Rimon’s multi-faceted support.
CALLING ALL TEEN JEWISH WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
Keren Or (Ray of Light) announces the 10th annual writing and photography contest for Jewish youth. Minnesota Jewish students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit original poetry, prose, and photographs. The deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in early March.
Prizes in each category are $100 for first place and $50 for second and third places. Winning entries will be published at the Keren Or website and in a special supplement to The American Jewish World. They will also be included in a ten-year anniversary exhibit of Keren Or’s winning submissions at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery at the Sabes JCC in spring of 2014.
Keren Or was founded in 2004 by Jerry and Eileen Siegel to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs. The contest is currently managed by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council (an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation) and is funded by the Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund at the Adath Jeshurun Foundation.
For additional information and contest rules, visit www.kerenorcontest.org.
P’Chotchka returned by popular demand on Monday, June 3 at Pinstripes in Edina. The event featured eight outstanding artists Rimon has funded, commissioned, or presented. This year’s line-up included actor/playwright Sun-Mee Chomet, nonfiction writer Neal Karlen, Illusion Theater’s Executive Producer Michael Robins, novelist Judith Katz, filmmaker Laura Silver, storyteller Carla Vogel, visual artist Shana Kaplow, and dancer/choreographer Stuart Pimsler.
Rimon Selects Recipients of Autumn 2013 Project Support Grants
The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul received funding to support a Jewish film series as part of the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 3-19, 2014.
Zorongo Flamenco received funding to support the premiere performance of ConVivir: 7 Dances to a More Compassionate World at the Cowles Center for Dance in downtown Minneapolis. The production will bring together local and international dancers, singers, and musicians from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim backgrounds.
Ethan Rowan Pope received funding to support the creation, printing, and publishing of an illustrated book based on the true stories of Holocaust survivor Joe Grosnacht. The book will be illustrated by middle school and high school students from The Breck School.
The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company received funding to support the regional premiere of The History of Invulnerability, a play about the creation of Superman and his growth to superhero status amidst the rise of Nazism and other historical events of the 1930s-40.
Recipients of Spring 2013 Project Support Grants
Ettyplay inc received funding to support a five-week residency of Susan Stein, who will perform her one-woman play based on the writings of Dutch diarist and Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum throughout Minnesota in venues ranging from universities to prisons.
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota received funding to support its area-premiere performance in November 2013 of James Whitbourn’s choral work Annelies, based on The Diary of Anne Frank.
Architect Jay Isenberg received funding to support the creation of a Jewish architect and design professionals’ affinity group that would provide opportunities for fellowship, public education, scholarly investigation, and creativity.
For the complete March 2014 schedule of events and opportunities,