Congressman Keith Ellison invites you to join his
Save the Arts Event
to learn about the federal programs that fund arts and humanities
Thursday, August 24, 6:00 P.M.
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden
The event will be outdoors and limited seating will be reserved for elderly and disabled attendees. Please bring a blanket to recline on the grass!
At the event, local recipients of federal funding will demonstrate the impact of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Some of the participating organizations include:
- Asian Media Access received an NEA grant to support a multimedia dance-drama celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. They will be sharing a segment of the dance they debuted at the Minnesota State Fair in 2016.
- Tall Paul is an Anishinaabe rapper from South Minneapolis, with a large following throughout the country. Tall Paul recently received a Cultural Community Partnership from the Minnesota State Arts Board, which is supported with NEA and state Legacy funds. His project will reconceptualize Anishinaabe folklore into an interdisciplinary and intergeneration album.
- Mixed Blood Theatre received NEA support for the premiere of Safe at Home, a site-specific play about U.S. immigration policies. Originally staged throughout CHS Field in St. Paul, actors will perform an excerpt from the play.
- Sun Yung Shin is a Minnesota-based poet working with Coffeehouse Press. Her most recent book of poetry, “Unbearable Splendor,” received the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry and was published with NEA support.