Category: Current AA Project

Camille Shafer – North Carolina

Camille has requested funding to continue mosaic work in several locations on the Azule property and hold an inauguration event when the work is complete. The mosaics will be done with many people that want to be there and help

Katina Parker – North Carolina

Katina requested funding to re-print and re-frame 125 images from the One Million Strong exhibit for upcoming exhibit dates in 2015, that will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Rodrigo Dorfman – North Carolina

Rodrigo requested funds to create promotional and educational materials for the Durham Civil Rights Mural, the first public art funded by the city of Durham, NC.

Lorna Shelton-Beck – South Carolina

Lorna requested funding to design, build, parade and display a Caribbean Carnival King/Queen costume. The costume will go on display in the library at the end of the Carnival year, and during June 2016 for Caribbean American Heritage Month.  

ArtSpot Productions – Louisiana

ArtSpot Productions will partner in an international exchange lab directed by Emily Mendelsohn to mount a complete production of Erik Ehn’s play “Maria Kizito” and host conversations in New Orleans, Kampala, and Kigali on genocide, faith, and art’s capacity to

Rend Smith – North Carolina

ROOTS is supporting the development phase of “Black Man, Running” (BMR) a public art and organizing project that addresses issues of race, public space, health, surveillance culture and democracy.

Rachel Lee – Louisiana

The Alternate ROOTS Project Development grant will support LOUD in hosting its second queer theater production. Funding will allow the production to be performed in a true theater space and pay stipends to their youth artists.  

La’Sheia Oubré – South Carolina

La’Sheia is leading The Charleston Rhizome of Alternate ROOTS to initiate the “conNECKted” project. She will lead five Porch Conversations in five neighborhoods in Charleston, South Carolina where community gentrification is starting to occur. An inter-generational public presentation with an

Kesha McKey – Louisiana

KM Dance Project will produce an evening length Dance Theatre Production featuring the works of three emerging African American choreographers in New Orleans. In addition to providing an artistic platform as well as the opportunity for choreography development of local

Bonnie Gabel – Louisiana

LAST CALL is a project that seeks to document and creatively interrogate the neglected history of lesbian bars in New Orleans.

Chris James – Arkansas

  Funding from Alternate ROOTS will cover 4 ½ months rent at The Roots Art Connection, a Gallery/Youth Hub/Studio that will serve as a platform for poets, performance arts, visual artists, and will offer healthy living activities and youth programming

Story Tapestries (Arianna Ross) – Maryland

In an ongoing partnership with the Gaithersburg Elementary School Community in Montgomery County, Maryland, Story Tapestries is working to build a foundation for improved communication and greater family engagement through Dialogue Circle and arts-based multi-literacy training. The proposed events will provide a means

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.