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Grants for Jewish Art & Writing in the Upper Midwest

This grant opportunity nearly makes me wish I lived in Minnesota or elsewhere in the “Upper Midwest” (keep reading!):

The Howard B. Brin & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, a designated fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, serves to encourage artistic creativity within a Jewish context. The Fund is meant to aid a broad range of individual artists and institutions in creating and producing works with a Jewish theme. The Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund has supported artists and institutions in the creation of art with Jewish content for the past 20 years. Awards have ranged from $500 to $3,000.

It is the funders’ intention that these artistic endeavors would reach both Jewish and general audiences within Minnesota, with a possible reach to the upper Midwest. (The upper Midwest is considered to be Minnesota, Iowa, western Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.) The arts experience is broadly defined and grants may be given for music, dance, literature, theatre, visual arts and film as long as the projects are not for commercial use. Emphasis will be given to applications from individual artists and agencies within the Minnesota artistic and Jewish communities.

I don’t see a deadline indicated, but clicking through to the guidelines, I note this: “Generally a request for proposals goes out in late spring with a deadline in mid-summer; the committee meets in late summer and an announcement about winning proposals goes out by the Jewish New Year.”

Good luck to any and all who may apply! And thanks to @TCJewfolk for the tip.

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