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.

 

 

2018 Arts & Culture Grants

Choral Spectrum, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in continued support of choral concerts and rehearsals

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland, OH
35,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
150,000

in support of the New Play Development Playwright Fellowship,

over three years

 

Cleveland State University Foundation

Cleveland, OH
2,000

toward the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium 2018‑2019 Initiatives

 

The Columbia Film Society

Columbia, SC
50,000

in continued support of core programming including the

Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits Labs

 

Curious Theatre Company

Denver, CO
60,000

in support of Curious New Voices and New Play Development programs, over three years

 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
55,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
20,000

in continued support of theater education programming in Lorain County

 

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Littleton, CO
10,000

in continued support of children’s theater educational programs (Actors’ Playground and Arts on the Move)

 

Lorain Historical Society

Lorain, OH
15,000

in support of 2017‑2018 Programming: Engaging Diverse Audiences and Increasing Social Impact

 

The MAD* Factory

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Mirror Image

Denver, CO
15,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)

Cleveland, OH
70,000

in continued support of youth educational programming, over two years

Music On A Mission, Inc.

Avon Lake, OH
2,000

in support of the Kids in Tune program

 

Neos Dance Theatre

Ashland, OH
130,000

in support of advancing dance related arts in Lorain County, over two years

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations and 50th Anniversary fundraising goal support

 

Oberlin Center for the Arts

Oberlin, OH
2,000

for StoryLens in support of general operations and website updates

 

Oberlin Center for the Arts

Oberlin, OH
1,000

in support of “Creativity and Curiosity in Today’s Classroom,” a professional development symposium

 

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
40,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in continued support of the 2018 Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
25,000

in continued support of Oberlin Community Music School scholarships

 

Spaces

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in support of a learning tour of cultural organizations in Denver, Colorado

 

Spaces

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in support of general operations and capacity‑building initiatives

 

Wonderbound

Denver, CO
5,000

in support of general operations

 

Zygote Press

Cleveland, OH
7,000

in support of The Lorain Legacy Project

Arts & Culture Total               $863,000

Grand Total of 2018 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $7,718,823

Other years: 2013, 20142015, 2016, 2017