Here is a list of our most recent 15 grants.
You can view the most recent reports for each project on the respective project page.
In 2019 and 2020, Upstream Arts will partner with four public school districts to carry out The Art of Transition, arts-based programming and trainings designed to advance inclusion for young adults with disabilities who are transitioning from K-12 education to adult life. The Art of Transition will use a creative, interactive approach to preparing individuals for the employment sector, and for community inclusion, with the imminent, significant changes on the horizon for disability service provision due to recent legislative changes.
The proposed project seeks to safeguard communities in Kyotera and Rakai districts against environmental degradation from activities of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) to carry crude oil from Hoima in Western Uganda to Port Tanga in Tanzania. The one year project seeks USD 50,000= to equip communities in the mentioned districts with environmental,social and land rights knowledge and skills to monitor EACOP developments,tap into opportunities in the industry and effectively participate in decision making processes for improved livelihoods and natural resource governance.
Friends of the Mississippi River believes that the river belongs to us all. Not only is it a global and local natural treasure, it is also a fulcrum for health, wealth, and opportunity. Access to these assets should be equitable. Through this project, FMR is striving to reduce structural, social, and economic barriers between – and improve connections to – north Minneapolis neighborhoods and the Mississippi River.
Better Beaches for Jamaicans (BBFJ) Phase II will build on the work of phase I aimed at improving the management and ecological health of Jamaican public beaches. Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) will conduct a survey to assess the status of 85 public beaches and will expand the Big Up Wi Beach social media network into a broader public education campaign on beaches. JET will expand its training programme on beach access rights and conservation to five new community managed beaches. JET will amplify advocacy efforts for a coherent and comprehensive policy framework for Jamaican beaches
The present proposal corresponds to Phase II of the project named above. Phase I was generously supported by the IAP. It consisted of writing and revising the book manuscript. In the current phase the book will be transformed from manuscript to finished publication. This includes the review process by independent referees, final editing, graphic art selection, layout design, printing, and distribution to the Jotï communities. In addition, a condensed, Spanish-English Language digital version of the book will be prepared. This phase is contemplated to last 12 months.
Upstream Arts will carry out its Art of Community programs and trainings in 2017 and 2018, in partnership with Midwest Special Services, a disability service provider. The Art of Community will use a creative arts based approach to preparing individually and as a community for imminent, significant changes in disability service provision and the cultural and attitudinal shifts that this requires of both individuals with and without disabilities to build truly inclusive communities. Programs and trainings will impact more than 500 individuals of all abilities.