Grant Projects Tagged With Arts & Culture

Read about grantees who have received funding from a Pollination Project grant .

Karen McCarthy – YES Youth Work Team Program



YES, Youth Empowerment Services, was started by Kauz and Karen McCarthy as a program to assist youth in developing the skills needed to be successful in life after graduation. YES, located in Anaconda, Montana, addresses life skills, social skills and work skills in creative and fun formats. The YES Youth [...]

Jenny Gronemeyer, Julia Bell – Classical Connections



Founded in January 2015 by two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students, Classical Connections partners music students with local organizations to bring the joy of music to underserved community members. Classical Connections operates under the advisement of Dr. Alain Barker, Director of Music Entrepreneurship and Career Development at the [...]

George Kamau – Zama Zama Dance And Development Centre


Zama Zama Dance and Development Center is a community development organization that uses dance activities and other forms of art to engender broad social-economic development, while also affecting positive social change. Founded in 2012 in the Mathare area which is one of the Africa's largest and poorest slums, Zama Zama [...]

Aleeia Abraham and Rodney Hill – Prototype Music Light House of Art Project



The Light House of Art Program is a short-term, free performing arts initiative of Prototype Music that is now expanding into local family shelters in Queens, New York. Prototype Music is a Jamaica, Queens-based youth-centric arts organization, committed to discovering, developing, showcasing, and mentoring youthful talent emerging from Queens’ often [...]

Alia Sutton-Bey, Kwanzaa Education to Action



Kwanzaa Education to Action is an 8-week arts education program created by cultural producer and educator, Alia Sutton-Bey. The program teaches local youth at the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in East Germantown Philadelphia about the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Alia uses the seven principles as a catalyst to reinforce and [...]

Karen Reid, Young Philosophers Society – Music Enrichment Project – PA for Kids!



Young Philosophers Society (YPS) is a non-profit organization that offers art, music, academia and a variety of enrichment classes and activities for children and their families. The classes are designed so that all children are able to afford and access them. Inclusion is important at YPS; the Society believes all [...]

Sara Trail, Social Justice Sewing Academy



Sara Trail is the founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), a critical education program that uses participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. This summer, SJSA will offer a free summer academy for high school students in the Bay Area to support [...]

Milteri Tucker, Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and Caribbean Diaspora Dance and Drum Community Workshops



Bombazo Dance Co 's educational program lead by Milteri Tucker Concepcion teaches youth and older adult learners Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and Caribbean Diaspora Dance and Drum workshops. Connecting participants to their cultural roots, sessions encourage the building of self confidence, healthy attitudes and fostering positive communication in at risk, [...]

Jorge Aguilar, No Strings Attached: Planting the Seeds for Next Generation Musicians



Stringed Fusion is a collaborative music group composed of two City Heights-based artists: Jorge Aguilar and Jesus Jimenez. As self-taught musicians, we have realized over the years that there is plenty of talent in today's youth. As a consequence of unfunded music programs, young musicians drop their practice and are [...]

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