Seven artists have been awarded 2015 Grants from Forecast Public Art for mid-career and emerging artists.
Seitu Jones got the largest grant – $50 thousand dollars for a project to develop “a floating platform for artistic and scientific experiences with the overall goal of using art and ecology to foster a greater understanding of the Mississippi River watershed and the public’s role as environmental stewards”.
A conceptual drawing of the “Art Ark” is pictured above.
Assignment: Interview Seitu Jones and/or some of the other artists about their plans and the importance of these grants.
On January 14th, the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas will release a report on Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Growth: How Immigrant Small Businesses are Supporting Main Street.
Minneapolis is one of the metro areas examined in the report.
There will be a presentation and panel discussion at the AS/COA offices in New York, along with a live webcast.
One of the panelists is Mihailo Temali of the Neighborhood Development Center.
Assignment: Schedule a live or recorded interview with Mihailo Temali or a representative of the Americas Society about the details of this report.
Contacts at Neighborhood Development Center:
Mihailo Temali, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Communications & Development
Emily Blodgett, Director of External Communications
Soon-Young Oh, Communications & Resource Development Coordinator
Contacts at the Americas Society:
Adriana La Rotta | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-277-8384
Talk to community people, Islamic Center leaders about this latest development.