September 24, 2015 (Portland, OR) — In July and August of 2015, the Miracle Theatre Group aka Milagro, the Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, was awarded 6 grants totaling $143,270 to support Milagro’s artistic programming & community engagement efforts, and for general operating support.
On June 25, 2015, the Carpenter Foundation awarded Milagro a $2,000 grant in support of a bilingual arts residency program at South Medford High School. The residency will feature Teatro Milagro’s new touring production of Broken Promises an original bilingual work created in collaboration with Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Multnomah County Health Department, and Cascade AIDS project. For the residency, Teatro Milagro performers and teaching artists will collaborate with teachers at South Medford High to share both health education and self-awareness classes.
The Carpenter Foundation’s purpose is to add opportunity, choice, inclusiveness, enrichment, and a climate for change for those living in the Rogue Valley. The Foundation works in partnership with other agencies, organizations and public entities. For more information, visit www.carpenter-foundation.org
On July 20, 2015, the Ventura Group awarded Milagro with funding support of $2150 for the Teatreo Milagro bilingual touring program. This support with cover travel expenses to Virginia where the touring program will present workshops and performances for two days at the Northern Virginia Community College campuses in Alexandria and Manassas.
On July 21, 2015, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded an Arts Learning grant to Milagro in the amount of $4,127 to support the continuation of Milagro’s bilingual arts integrated study from Evergreen Middle School into Glencoe High School in the Hillsboro, OR district. The study considers how culturally specific bilingual arts integration improves learning and teaching, and impacts the academic outcomes for the Latino students it serves.
The Oregon Arts Commission Arts Learning grants expand opportunities for K-12 students to learn in and through the arts, producing measurable learning outcomes; provide professional development opportunities so Oregon’s teaching artists, teachers and administrators increase their knowledge about the value of the arts in student learning; and include sustained and substantive interactions with students over time, rather than single events or stand-alone activities. For more information, visit http://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/arts-learning
On July 21, 2015, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded an Operating Support grant to Milagro in the amount of $29,993 to support Milagro’s culture and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities, specifically focusing on Latino art and culture in a typically non-Latino region; creating and supporting new work that is bilingual, multidisciplinary and for touring purposes; and providing connection to Latino artists and works through production, exchange and translation.
The Oregon Arts Commission Operating Support grants facilitate the activities of and access to Oregon's medium and large not-for-profit arts organizations. The Oregon Arts Commission encourages applications for projects that include creation, exhibition, or performance of work created by Oregon artists of demonstrated excellence. See more at: http://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/operating-support
On July 31, 2015, the Juan Young Trust awarded Milagro with a grant in the amount of $10,000 to fund a portion of Milagro’s touring and arts education program for the 2015-2016 season, including productions of Sueños de Futból, Super Ana!, Broken Promises, Searching for Aztlán and Milagro’s case study of bilingual arts education integration.
The Juan Young Trust was established under the will of Juan Young and began funding grants in February of 2000. The grants fund 501(c)(3) organizations that promote the health, education and welfare of children under 21 years old, in the state of Oregon. For more information, visit http://gosw.org/sites/juanyoungtrust
On August 7, 2015, the Oregon Community Foundation (Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation) awarded Milagro a grant from the Creative Heights initiative in the amount of $95,000 to create Corazon de Cuba, a new musical based on the traditions of the 20th century Cuban zarzuela, which will illuminate the tremendous political shifts currently occurring in Cuba and its relationship with the United States.
OCF’s goal with Creative Heights is to help arts and culture organizations take strategic risks in the creation and dissemination of high-quality new and innovative works in Oregon. For more information, visit www.oregoncf.org
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