2011 C/APP Awards
Alternate ROOTS is excited to announce support amounting to $50,000 to the following collaborations:
Nick Szuberla will work in partnership with Creative Alliance to create a public art narrative campaign in Baltimore that addresses criminal justice issues by bringing hundreds of local, stakeholder voices into the dialogue through radio, theater, web, and multi-media installations.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK! Is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative spectacle of performance that engages artists, community cultural bearers and community organizations comprised of people who care deeply about the future of our hometown, New Orleans. The performance celebrates the power and resilience of New Orleans’ culture the in the face of disaster. Money Back stands as the centerpiece a concept called “The Homecoming Project.”
Spirit House Inc.
SpiritHouse Inc. will work with the Harm Free Zone to develop “Collective Sun,” is an intergenerational body of work created by members of SpiritHouse Inc, to raise awareness about the negative impact of prison and policing.
IWOC is a place-based story and community dialogue project led by Mondo Bizarro and the citizens of South Louisiana, in partnership with the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN). The project utilizes place-based storytelling, story mapping and community organizing tactics to preserve and protect the diverse traditions of South Louisiana. IWOC brings people together and catalyzes opportunities for folks to speak for themselves and create strategies for their own future.
Jeff will partner with Harlem Park Elementary Middle School to develop a project with students from three West Baltimore schools and local sculptor Kenneth Clemons. This project will fabricate an eco-art themed public sculpture for the 263 watershed park space on Franklin Street known as the Hidden Stream.
The Carpetbag Theatre
Hospitality Pantries Bread and Art will create a performance piece incorporating drama, dance, music, and song based on the collected stories of the diverse people who work at FISH Hospitality Pantries and the guests who come to the pantry for food. The play will draw from real life experiences of hunger and poverty and the changing dynamics of the South.
MAY I SEE YOUR ID Collective
MAY I SEE YOUR ID is the project of Alternate ROOTS members Theresa Cunningham (GA), doris davenport (GA), Denise Delgado (FL), Omari Fox (SC), Gwylene Gallimard (SC), Asa LaJean Gillyard (SC), Kim LeDee (SC), Jean-Marie Mauclet (SC) and Adam Williams (MD) with Tara Cariaso, Timothy Bridges, Sterling Brunson and the Silver Seniors today at Liberty Village Senior Living Center, Q and the Bon Secours GED program in Baltimore, to launch a creative bridge between people over 60 year old and people under 25, around the Highway to Nowhere.
The youth and young mothers at the Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation will collaborate with Ebony Golden to produce and fabricate community based public art and street theater on empty lots in Southwest Baltimore.
This collaboration with WombWorks will focus on the production of the original play, Last House Standing, about the last family to leave West Baltimore due to the "Highway to Nowhere."