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The annual Indian festival of Navarathri is a time when families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. This year, 8 Bridges team member Jessica Fiala will be supporting Ragamala Dance in their partnership with the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN). Ode to Navarathri will feature community performances, exhibits, and classes as part of the Walker's Free First Saturday program.
8 Bridges Workshop will be attending the People Powered Publishing conference in Chicago. Read all about it here. From the conference description: “This two-day conference provides tools for journalists, civic-engagement specialists and community storytellers to create a more collaborative and equitable news landscape by strengthening the connections between news organizations and the people they cover.”
8 Bridges Workshop will be attending this convening from University of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Leadership program and Hennepin Theatre Trust, which will gather practitioners from a variety of disciplines to discuss the emerging field of art and health.
Our local community foundations are holding a community roundtable to share ideas and exchange information in an open forum at the Wilder Foundation. The event is free and you can register here. Among agenda items is reporting out on the foundations’ CEP report.
Learn and practice editing skills with 8 Bridges Workshop associate Anika Fajardo at her class, Self-Editing and Rewriting: Getting Out of Your Own Way as a Writer, offered at the Loft Literary Center. Wednesdays 7-9p, October 31-December 12, 2019.
On behalf of GIA-member and client the Wyncote Foundation, we are producing a session for the 2018 conference in Oakland titled, “Media Artists as Storytellers for Social Change.”You can read about it here, and the click through to view the rest of the conference schedule.
8 Bridges team member Jessica Fiala will be performing an excerpt from Sacred Earth with Ragamala Dance as part of the Weisman Art Museum's (Minneapolis, MN) preview party for Many Visions, Many Versions--an exhibit of contemporary Indian indigenous art.
Normandale Community College’s English Department will host its annual Writing Festival on September 28, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. The free event will include a keynote from author and poet Sun-Yung Shin and include a class taught by 8 Bridges associate Anika Fajardo.
In September 2012, Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW), in partnership with Generation Next, was awarded a five-year, $5 million Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency. At this event, the organizations will share what they have learned over the past five years as recipients of the SIF grant.
8 Bridges Workshop supports Generation Next.
As part of the J-Funders group within Media Impact Funders, Sarah Lutman will be part of a webinar exploring the results of last year's Wyncote Foundation-sponsored research and reporting on media funding by place-based foundations. Here is the registration link.
Through a partnership between the public libraries and the Loft Literary Center, First Pages is a program that brings free introductory writing classes to the community. 8 Bridges Workshop associate Anika Fajardo teaches Having Your Say at East Lake Library on Saturday, May 12 at 1:30.
Susan Stevens is the founder of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute and author of Nonprofit Lifecycles (and former Minnesotan). In partnership with Gayle Ober, president of the George Family Foundation and faculty member at the University of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Leadership Program, we are delighted to take advantage of Susan’s availability to provide this timely workshop in Minnesota.