2011 Award Recipients

Arte Inc. continues to be supported by a grant to fund part of its Discovering Latino Artists/ Celebrating Cultures project. The objective is to introduce Latinos and non-Latinos to Latino art and to encourage cultural understanding and appreciation.

The annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas New Haven received support to offer opportunities for Haitian performer Emeline Michel to share her ideas with the New Haven community in a residency setting. The grant will ensure that the residency activities will be free of charge to all attendees.

Eli Whitney Museum was granted the award to be able to offer scholarships to its workshops for children from immigrant (and non-immigrant) families who might otherwise not have the opportunity to enroll in a summer program.

King Robinson Magnet School received funding for a project leading up to its annual International Night in the late spring. Led by Aly Tatchol, a drummer from Guinea, the students at King Robinson will perform a dance routine to the sounds of West African drumming, clad in authentic West African regalia.

The IANH is supporting May Day on the Green, a celebration of multi-cultural performances, speeches and other activities. May Day collaborates with all area community, social justice, cultural, labor, environmental, and peace organizations.

New Haven – Leon Sister City Project was awarded a grant to support the Capacity Building through Community Theatre program which will comprise theater trainings, participatory performances and outreach events.

New Haven Free Public Library received a grant to host a World Films series, enabling patrons an opportunity to view high-quality international films.

A grant to the New Haven Free Public Library’s Children Librarian will support the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Challenge, a program that will provide an opportunity for New Haven youth to learn about the many heritages represented in the area.

Support for scholarships for students in the New Haven Public School District to attend the year-long Yale University High School Cooperative Language Program will be provided with a grant from the IANH. Students in this program study foreign languages not usually taught in public schools, such as Arabic, German, or Kiswahili. The end of the course will be marked by a joint celebration of the different languages and cultures.

PLACE – Multicultural Children’s Museum received a grant for a video workshop, Reel Life, about Teenagers’ perspectives on diversity.

Pathways for Mutual Respect received funding for their 2011 summer institute focusing on Islam and intercultural collaboration: leadership amidst controversy to be held in New Haven in June. Pathways will welcome a group of leaders from around the globe and interns from the New Haven area.

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