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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P’Chotchka returns by popular demand on Monday, June 2 at Pinstripes in Edina. The event features delicious food and eight outstanding artists Rimon has funded or presented. This year’s line-up includes dancer/choreographer Judith Brin Ingber, costume designer Sonya Berlovitz, glass artist Claude Riedel, writer Neal Karlen, multi-media artist Craig Harris, actress Esther Ouray, and filmmakers Laura Silver and Norah Shapiro.
Reserve your seat here. Tickets are $54 per person ($29 tax deductible).
Rimon Accepting Project Grant Proposals in its Autumn Round
Rimon is now accepting Project Support grant proposals in its autumn 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 new deadline for the Project Support grant is August 27, 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.
Spiegelman appears as part of the Pen Pals Author Lecture Series presented by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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.
2014 Keren Or Contest Winners
Keren Or (Ray of Light) announces the 10th annual writing and photography winners for Jewish youth.
Winning entries will be published at the Keren Or website (www.kerenorcontest.org) and in a special supplement to The American Jewish World in late March. The winners will also be included in an exhibit, Keren Or: A Decade of Writing and Photography, at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery from April 27 through May 22. The awards ceremony and artists’ reception will take place on April 27, 2 p.m., at the Sabes JCC. All are welcome.
Poetry Grades 7 - 9
First Place, Quickening Heartbeat, by Leah Truskinovsky
Second Place, Creatures of the Night, by Sawyer Michaelson
Third Place, Bright Sky, by Miriam Lebowitz
Prose Grades 7 - 9
First Place, The Longest Sixty Seconds, by Eva Goldfarb
Second Place, Stuck, by Sawyer Michaelson
Third Place, Home Again, by Nechama Yardley
Photography Grades 7 - 9
First Place, Aqua, by Lia Harel
Second Place, Arouse, by Hanna Schechter
Third Place, Sister, by Ahmree Schear
Honorable Mention, Contemplation, by Jordan Kaplan
Honorable Mention, Golden Light, by Hannah Wolk
Poetry Grades 10 - 12
First Place, An Elegy for the Fishing Man, by Sararosa Davies
Second Place, Forty-two Cherry Trees, by Isabel Rousmaniere
Third Place, Where I'm From, by Amy Frenkel
Honorable Mention, Sinking, by Sydney Fine
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.