TCR 2015 Grantees

TCR 2015 Grantees (10)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:02

Latino Theater Company

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $6,000  | Theatre | Los Angeles, CA


"A Mexican Trilogy" Development Project


Partner: Rosino Serrano, composer, México, DF


To support a two-week development session for the Latino Theater Company’s resident playwright Evelina Fernández to continue her collaboration with Mexican composer Rosino Serrano to adapt the three plays that make up “A Mexican Trilogy” into a one-day five-hour theatrical experience. “A Mexican Trilogy” follows the diaspora of Mexicans in the U.S., telling the story of a family spanning 3 generations of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the U.S. The plays were written in response to the recent resurgence of anit-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. The play highlights the immigrants’ contribution’ to the U.S. and shows how their history is woven into the American narrative. 

Sunday, 31 January 2016 08:39

The Bisbee Radio Project, Inc. (KBRP)

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $5,000  | Media Arts | Bisbee, AZ


Borderlands Youth Media Partnership


Partner: Radio Cultural Naco Sonora, Naco, Sonora, MX


To support the Borderlands Youth Media Partnership, a project that will develop a youth media project in Naco, Sonora in collaboration with the KBRP Youth Media Project in Bisbee that will train students to become media producers through telling the stories of their transnational peers. The project will culminate in a cross-cultural media exchange on the border producing a bi-lingual multimedia product that will be distributed to schools to increase understanding on issues of history, social justice, human rights, identity, and race that are relevant in both communities and can impact neighboring communities along the entire U.S.-Mexico border.



Sunday, 31 January 2016 08:35

Southwest Folklife Alliance

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $8,000  | Folk/Traditional Arts | Tucson, AZ


Traditional Yaqui Culinary Arts and Cultural Memory


Partner: Vicam Yaqui Pueblo, Río Yaqui, Sonora, MX


To support Traditional Yaqui Culinary Arts and Cultural Memory, a collaboration between traditional authorities of Pueblo Vicam in Yaqui ancestral homeland, Rio Yaqui, Sonora and a nonprofit cultural alliance in the US based in AZ. With goals of capacity-building, self-determination and economic development, the project uses themes of food memory, food justice, and food sovereignty in Phase 1 of a Cultural Development Plan for the Yaqui territories. Project components include intergenerational Oral History project to collect stories of Yaqui resiliency through foodways; test planting of ancestral wheat variety at local high school; establishment of Yaqui cookery artisanal workshops; and development of economic development, market recovery strategic plan.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 02:34

Self Help Graphics & Art

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $5,000  | Folk/Traditional Arts | Los Angeles, CA


Forging Bridges Over Fences


Partner: Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center, Mexicali, Baja California, MX


To support Forging Bridges Over Fences, a transnational cultural exchange between Self Help Graphics & Art and Mexicali Rose to explore and dialogue around the many ways that fences have been used in communities of color to enhance livability, relationships between neighbors and build communities, rather than divide them. Through this project participants will learn concept design, working with metal and welding as an artistic medium. This project will also provide young artists with an outlet of artistic expression, while also providing a job skill for sustainability and revenue earning opportunities. Workshops will be held to teach youth the medium of welding to repair and decorate fences around the community, while also learning about mesoamerican design, iconography and symbolism.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 08:31

Nameless Sound

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $8,000  | Music | Houston, TX


2016 Acuerdo de Música Libre / Free Music Agreement


Partner: Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea (CEPROMUSIC), México, DF


To support the third presentation of the Acuerdo de Música Libre/Free Music Agreement Music Festivalpresented in 2016 by Houston-based nonprofit Nameless Sound and Mexico-based Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea (CEPROMUSIC.) This transnational festival of contemporary improvised music features seven musicians (three from Mexico City and four from Houston, TX) in a series of concerts and music education workshops in both countries.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 08:04

International Sonoran Desert Alliance

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $6,000  | Crafts,Multidisciplinary | Ajo, AZ


Cultural Exchanges - a project of the Community Arts Gathering


Partner: Medio Ambiente y Comunidad CEDO AC - Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MX


To support the Cultural Exchanges project, a collaboration between border communities in Arizona and Sonora utilizing traditional and contemporary art practices of transnational populations to bridge cultural and political gaps. Artists will facilitate workshops in a range of media including recycled tire sculpture, welding, and painting while engaging local community in dialogue on community arts practice. The outcomes of this nine month project will be presented at the 2nd bi-annual Community Arts Gathering in March 2017.

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $6,000  | Arts Education | Mexico, D.F. 


De la Memoria al Muro: migración y muralismo comunitario


Partner: Michelle Angela Ortiz, Philadelphia, PA


To support De la Memoria al Muro: migración y muralismo comunitario, a collaboration between Habitajes and artist Michelle Angela Ortiz that will support indigenous migrant communities living in Mexico City and New Jersey where artistic practice will generate dialogue and reflection surrounding identity, collective memory and belonging. The project will utilize community muralist and urban art as tools to create collective works of art impacting local communities.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 07:37

ElevArte Community Studio

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $6,000  | Visual Arts | Chicago, IL


Memoria y Mujer: Two cities, one story


Partner: Martanoemi Noriega, Panama City, Panama


To support Memoria y Mujer, an artistic exchange and dialogue between two artists and four youth in two communities: Chicago and Panama City. The project aims to support the development and advancement of female artists and apprenticing female students in two public art projects that will also engage local communities in their creation. ElevArte’s teaching artist, Delilah Salgado and two students will partner with Panama based artist Martanoemi Noriega and two students for a collaboration while sharing and learning each others artistic ideas, methodologies and techniques that will result in one mural in each city.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 06:55

El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $5,000  | Folk/Traditional Arts | Flint, MI


Huapango Music & Dance Project


Partner: Ixtac Chichimeca Pam, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, MX


To support Huapango Music & Dance Project, a collaboration between El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil in Flint, Michigan, and Ixtac Chichimeca Pam centered on the art of huapango music from the Huasteca region of Mexico. Michigan folkloric musicians will learn the art of huapango music, and the groups will co-create a set of choreographies featuring huapangos. Music and dance can be imitated from video & audio recordings, but it is not true to its origins unless it is learned from artists from the region who know the nuances of the art form.  This is the value of studying with traditional artists; to maintain the integrity of the music and dance, and to inspire pride in one's ethnic roots.

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Transnational Cultural Remittances $5,000  | Media Arts,Theatre | Pasadena, CA


Rewriting Telenovelas with Young Women in Los Angeles and Guatemala


Partner: Colectivo Justicia para mi hermana (with EducArte), Guatemala City, Guatemala


To support Rewriting Telenovelas with Young Women in Los Angeles and Guatemala, a collaboration between sister collectives focused on empowering young women and highlighting the role of abuse, violence, misogyny, classism, and racism in mainstream media. Utilizing a video production curriculum and mentorship program created for the program, participants will learn from experts in the field about the fundamentals of storytelling: writing, directing, production, acting, and editing. Ultimately, participants will form 10 groups of 4 (two from Los Angeles and two from Guatemala) to rewrite telenovela episodes to portray the world they wish to live in, free of all forms of oppression.