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Grant Opportunity for Seward Residents

The Seward Spread Joy Fund (SSJF) has been made available by an anonymous donor for distribution by the Seward neighborhood Group. The SSJF is intended to help create unique and lasting experiences for members of the community. Each year the SSJF will award a grant of up to $1,000 to a Seward resident who yearns to do something that is just beyond their budget. The lucky recipient of this yearly grant will be drawn at the Seward Neighborhood Group’s Annual Meeting in November. 

Guidelines
-Applicant must currently live in Seward and have been a resident for at least three years
-No age limit
-The grant must benefit the recipient in an experiential way, meaning limited physical gains. A grant application that includes physical gain that benefits the community may still be considered (see examples)
-The grant must fund something that would have been difficult for to the applicant to experience without the assistant of the SSJF.
-No more than one application may be submitted per individual each year.

Application Process
Application forms will be available at the Seward Neighborhood Group office and online. The application will include:
– a brief description (50 words or less) of how much money is being requested and
how the grant will be used
– applicant’s name, address and contact information
– confirmation that the applicant has lived in Seward at least 3 years
– agreement that applicant will allow the grant to be publicized

Examples of appropriate application ideas for Seward Spread Joy Fund include:
-A person living in Seward wishes to take a language course
-A person living in Seward would like to fulfill a personal dream by taking a hot air balloon ride over the Twin Cities
-A Seward youth hopes to have a wilderness experience in the BWCA.
-A person who lives in Seward wishes to have a bench built on their block for neighbors to use (an appropriate exception to the physical gain rule.)

Examples of unacceptable ideas include:
-A Seward youth wants to buy an iPhone.
-A Seward homeowner needs funds to make repairs to their home.

*If awarded the grant, the applicant must sign a contract agreeing to submit a report on their experience.
**Seward Neighborhood Group retains the right to deny an application it does not appropriately adhere to the grant’s guidelines.
No board members or SNG employees are eligible to apply.
Note: Seward is the area bounded by I-94 on the north, the Mississippi River on the east, the Midtown Greenway on the south and Hiawatha Avenue on the west.

***Click here to fill out an application! Once finished, you can email your application to liza@sng.org OR send to The Seward Neighborhood Group office at 2323 E Franklin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. You can also drop your application off at the SNG office from 11am-2pm Tuesday-Friday. DEADLINE October 8th by 2pm ***

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Call for Art Show Entry

“Anguish and Hope”

During the month of November, the Vine Arts Center Gallery in Minneapolis is hosting a juried art show entitled “Anguish and Hope”.

Vine Arts is looking for a diverse group of visual, literary and performance artists to enter work that comments on the realities, hopes, fears and take-aways related to the current political, social and economic environment.

Submission details and application form are available here.

Inquiries are welcome at: anguishandhope@vineartscenter.org.  Deadline for entry is September 30, 2017.

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Articulture at the 1st Annual Arts 4 Autism Event

A4A-BannerAt Stages Theatre Company

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A FUN, PARTICIPATORY DAY OF ARTS!

Did you know there are over 16,000 individuals in Minnesota that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including 1 in 68 children.

The arts can provide a place to grow self esteem and communication skills in a safe environment.

Arts 4 Autism will feature a rotation of participatory program previews from various arts collaborators – theatre, visual art, music, and dance – as well as a sensory-friendly performance of Stages Theatre Company’s production, Stone Soup. Maci Spica, Minnesota Department of Education Autism Specialist, and Ellie Wilson from Institute of Community Integration, will present “Making Arts Part of the Puzzle,” a discussion about the transformational impact of arts participation on the lives of individuals with autism. The resource fair will be going on in the main lobby of the Hopkins Center for the Arts throughout the day. The resource fair and participatory preview are free to the public; tickets to Stone Soup and “Making Arts Part of the Puzzle” are $5 each.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 9am-2pm

 EVENTS INCLUDE:
  • Hands on theatre art workshop with Stages Theatre Company  (Free)
  • Adaptive dance classes with River Valley Dance Academy  (Free)
  • Hands on music classes with Minnesota Sinfonia  (Free)
  • Hands on art classes with Articulture  (Free)
  • PLUS: A FREE COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR THROUGH OUT THE DAY!      *See a list of attending vendors below.

More event information and tickets available here.