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.

 

 

2017 Arts & Culture Grants

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
42,465

in continued support of the Summer Music Program Scholarships for Lorain County students

 

Cambridge Community Television

Cambridge, MA
2,000

in support of the Youth Media Program

 

Center for Arts‑Inspired Learning

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in continued support of programming in Lorain County schools

 

Choral Spectrum

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of choral concerts and rehearsals, utilizing orchestral musicians for performances

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland, OH
35,000

in support of Opera For All programming

 

Cleveland State University Foundation

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in continued support of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

 

The Columbia Film Society

Columbia, SC
50,000

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

 

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, SC
15,000

in continued support of educational community outreach programs

 

Curious Theatre Company

Denver, CO
10,000

in continued support of the Curious New Voices Youth Playwriting Program

 

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

Aurora, CO
12,000

in support of Crosscurrents: Connecting Art and Science

 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
57,000

in continued support of general operations

 

FRONT Exhibition Company

Cleveland, OH
150,000

toward two artworks in the City of Oberlin as part of FRONT, a new large‑scale, regional event presenting exhibitions, site‑specific projects, and public programs across Northeast Ohio, over two years

 

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
12,000

in continued support of children’s theater educational programming

 

Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH
296

in support of Lorain County arts

 

Lorain High Band and Orchestra Boosters

Lorain, OH
2,000

toward the Lorain High Band and Orchestra trip to New York City

 

The MAD* Factory

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in continued support of the core mission

 

Main Street Oberlin, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of a Finland Cultural Program in Lorain County

 

MCA Denver

Denver, CO
20,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Mirror Image

Denver, CO
10,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures

Lorain, OH
2,000

in support of an exhibit to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in collaboration with the Oberlin Heritage Center

 

Neos Dance Theatre

Ashland, OH
65,000

in support of Neos Dance Theatre’s transition to serve Lorain County

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in support of the 2017‑2018 Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Season

 

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
40,000

in support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in continued support for the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
25,000

in support of music education for underserved students through Oberlin Community Music School (CMS) scholarships

Arts & Culture Total                 $725,761

Grand Total of 2017 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $7,203,826

Other years: 2013, 20142015, 2016