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.

 

 

2019 Arts & Culture Grants

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
$30,000

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

 

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
$75,000

in continued support of “Cleveland Play House Education & Engagement,” over three years

 

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)

 

Mirror Image Arts

Denver, CO
$25,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$25,000

in continued support of the 2019 Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

SPACES

Cleveland, OH
$25,000

in continued support of general operations and implementation of strategic plan goals

 

Columbia Film Society

Columbia, SC
$50,000

in continued support of core programming including the Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits Labs

 

Firefish

Lorain, OH
$10,000

in support of a community Arts and Culture Festival

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
$35,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
$40,000

in continued support of general operations

 

The MAD Factory

Oberlin, OH
$50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Cleveland, OH
$18,000

in support of the Level Up programs and a peer-to-peer learning exchange

Choral Spectrum, Inc.

Amherst, OH
$2,000

in continued support of choral concerts and rehearsals

 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
$61,000

in support of general operations and organization development

 

Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$20,000

in continued support of theater education programming in Lorain County

 

Lorain Historical Society

Lorain, OH
$10,000

in support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$25,000

in continued support of need-based scholarships for Oberlin Community Music School youth

Arts & Culture Total               $511,000

Grand Total of 2019 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $6,539,122.35

Other years: 2013, 20142015, 2016, 2017, 2018