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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $457,000 in Grants to Support Dance, Theater, Film and Early Literacy in the San Francisco Bay Area
Date:12/9/2009

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that it has awarded $457,000 in grants this year to support education and the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first two grant cycles were designed to address the Foundation's mission to enhance quality of life by promoting equitable access to a baseline of literacy and enabling inspiration through the magic of the arts. The Foundation is pleased to support the important work of these recipients who reflect its core values of innovation, collaboration and connection.

The Arts

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports dance and theater organizations that display artistic promise and vision, and bring vital performances and programs to the public. In addition, in collaboration with the San Francisco Film Society, the Foundation has created a grantmaking program to support Bay Area filmmakers in the production of narrative features with social justice themes.

Awards in Dance:

  • AXIS Dance for the creation of a new work with choreographer David Dorfman
  • Dance Brigade for the production of The Great Liberation Upon Hearing
  • Dancers' Group for ONSITE 2.0, the commission of two new site-specific performances that will be free to the public
  • Yannis Adoniou's KUNST-STOFF for the production of their 11th Home Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
  • Flyaway Productions for the premiere of Singing Praises: Centennial Dances for the Women's Building, a new sight-specific dance on the Women's Building in the Mission District, celebrating the Building's centennial and its role as a gathering space for women
  • Janice Garrett & Dancers for the creation of a new work with Charles Moulton, The Experience of Flight in Dreams
  • ODC Dance for Architecture of Light,
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