Arts & Culture

The Nord Family Foundation supports a variety of organizations through its Arts and Culture program area, in fields of theater and performing arts, visual arts, and music.  Amidst this variety of art forms, there is an underlying theme and priority for programs that engage children and youth, particularly those who may otherwise have limited access and exposure to the arts.  We also provide significant operating support to arts organizations housed within the New Union Center for the Arts, a community venue that is owned and operated by the Foundation.

 

2013 Arts & Culture Grants

Apollo’s Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Cleveland Heights, OH
2,000

to initiate a series of classical music fundraising concerts

Avon Lake Womens Chorus

Avon Lake, OH
2,000

in support of general operations

Choral Spectrum

Oberlin, OH
5,000

in support of general operations

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

Aurora, CO
6,500

in support of the OASIS Studio and Job Training in the Arts

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
57,000

in continued support of general operations

Great Lakes Theater Festival Inc

Cleveland, OH
20,000

in support of the 2014 Surround Program

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)

Cleveland, OH
105,000

in continued support of the School-to-Museum and Family/Youth Initiatives, over three years

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Inc

Oberlin, OH
1,500

in support of the leadership transition for the second half of the 2012-2013 season

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
25,000

in continued support of general operations

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
10,000

for the Apollo Outreach Initiative summer camp program

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of the 2013-2014 Artist Recital Series

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of two Master Class programs hosted by Ohio Dance Theatre

Professional Flair – Dancing Wheels

Cleveland, OH
7,000

in continued support of the outreach program to Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities – Murray Ridge Center

The Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
60,000

in support of the Community Education & Engagement programs, over three years

The MAD Factory

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in support of general operations

Workshop Players Inc

Amherst, OH
2,500

in support of the theater’s Youth Outreach programming

ArtReach Inc

Denver, CO
10,000

for the Community Tickets program and technology upgrades

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in continued support of Arts Programming in participating Lorain County schools

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, SC
7,500

in support of arts outreach programming with St. Lawrence Place

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of professional development

Great Lakes Theater Festival Inc

Cleveland, OH
20,000

in support of the 2013 Surround Program

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Littleton, CO
12,000

in support of “Arts on the Move”

Museum of the New South Inc

Charlotte, NC
18,500

to bring “COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America” traveling exhibit to Columbia, on a CHALLENGE $ for $

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Inc

Oberlin, OH
15,000

in continued support of general operations

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
20,000

in continued support of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
330

in support of the Oberlin Community Music School’s MegaMusicalMashup

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
60,000

in support of general operations

PlatteForum

Denver, CO
15,000

in support of Creative Residency, Learning Lab, and ArtLab

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inc

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in support of the Rockin’ the Schools/On the Road music education outreach

The Eleanor B Rainey Memorial Institute Inc

Cleveland, OH
10,000

in support of the 2013 summer arts camp program

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH
7,500

for the interactive evaluation project

Yates County Arts Council Inc

Penn Yan, NY
15,000

in support of the “Kids in the Arts” program

Arts & Culture Total             $630,330

Grand Total of 2013 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $5,802,810

Other years: 2014, 2015