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.

 

2015 Arts & Culture Grants

 

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
38,000

in continued support of summer music program scholarships for Lorain County students

 

Center for Arts‑Inspired Learning

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in continued support of arts and art‑integrated programs in Lorain County schools

 

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
150,000

in support of The Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow in Residence program, over three years

 

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in support of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

 

EdVenture Children’s Museum

Columbia, SC
2,000

in support of the Foundation’s effort to promote shared learning among similar institutions across geographic funding areas

 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
65,000

in support of operations and programming, as well as capacity building and strategic plan implementation

 

Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
20,000

in support of the 2016 Touring “Outreach” Production in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties

 

Lake Erie Ink

Cleveland Heights, OH
8,500

in support of Digital Express II, a multimedia project using technology to tell stories

 

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Littleton, CO
12,000

in continued support of Actors’ Playground and Arts on the Move

 

The MAD* Factory

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in continued general operating support for Theatre Arts‑Based Programs

 

MCA DENVER

Denver, CO
20,000

in support of general operations

Neos Dance Theatre

Ashland, OH
10,000

in support of scholarships for Lorain County students and a free public performance

 

The Nord Family Foundation Initiative

Amherst, OH
75,000

for continued capacity building at The New Union Center for the Arts

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in continued support of general operations and for professional development

  

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
38,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
35,000

for continued support of The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
2,000

 for StoryLens, to support Apollo Outreach Programming

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of the 2015‑16 Artist Recital Series

 

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
60,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
2,000

for strategic collaboration facilitation between Ohio Dance Theatre and Verb Ballet

 

Professional Flair/Dancing Wheels

Cleveland, OH
7,000

in support of Dancing Wheels’ Lorain County Outreach Programs: Celebration of the ADA’s 25th Anniversary

 

Yates County Arts Council, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
15,000

to expand arts programming for Yates County youth

Arts & Culture Total                 $678,500

Grand Total of 2015 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $5,747,317.72

Other years: 2013, 2014