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    OK Threadheads, you've again out-done yourselves... a Grand Total of $65,000 was just awarded in the 2019 Round 11 Threadhead Cultural Foundation Grants, our biggest total yet!! 22 projects awarded from 43 applicants.. a 25% increase. We thank ALL who applied in a stellar group that made for some very hard decisions this year. We love ALL who helped make this a reality and continue to amaze year in and year out. From chat boards to Ms Lena's Krewe, to a backyard Patry & Jenn's Fest4Kids too.. we keep Mr. Toussaint's words alive: "I know we can, YES we can can why can't we if we wanna get together we can work it out".

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    Awesome. Is there a list of the Round 11 recipients?

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    • #3
      They'll be announced once every few days as they sign and return their agreements. I'll do some copy and pasting from FB to here. And eventually, all will be on our web page.

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      • #4
        Congrats to the winners.

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          The first of 22 Grant recipients in Round 11 is Sascha Just for ELLIS, a deeply personal film which chronicles Ellis Marsalis’ life, his struggles building a career and raising a family during segregation, his unique teaching methods and the far reach of his contributions to modern jazz through interviews with Ellis, with his sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason, and with students and fellow musicians. Interlaced with archival footage and family photos we meet Ellis at home, the house where he has lived with his late wife for over thirty years, and other iconic locations in New Orleans, accompany him to his regular gigs, and capture his concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Snug Harbor, and the Marsalis Center for Music (a solo concert exclusively performed for the film). For more info go to www.facebook.com/EllisMarsalistheFilm/ and to help future projects like this become a member of THCF at www.thcfnola.org/membership/

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            The second of this year's Threadhead Grants goes to Dance for Social Change (DSC), a year-round arts and leadership program that supports New Orleans' high school artists in developing new artistic skills, self- and social awareness, and tools for social justice organizing. Youth from across the city will work with professional dancers, musicians, poets, and visual artists to create original, site-adaptive performance pieces about pressing issues facing their communities. This year, they will present an original performance about gentrification and displacement at the Contemporary Arts Center on March 28-29, 2020, and subsequently tour the piece to local festivals and community events. For more on Dancing Grounds programs go to http://www.dancingrounds.org/ and to help us fund more of these type projects go to https://www.thcfnola.org/membership/

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            • #7
              A 3rd Threadhead Grant in Round 11 went to New Orleans Airlift to assist in presenting an immersive and interactive musical performance at their flagship site, the Music Box Village, that will celebrate the collaborative album recording of Lost Bayou Rambler’s Eric Heigle and Big Chiefs Romeo Bougere and Jermaine Cooper Bossier of the 79rs Mardi Gras Indian Gang entitled “Expect the Unexpected.” A 2017 Grammy Winner, Heigle will be bringing his expertise in Louisiana Cajun music and progressive styles of the state’s other traditional music forms; the 79rs Gang will bring their amazing talents in Black Indian song and dance together with Heigle to perform original songs from their joint album, and more. Heigle and the 79rs will be using the interactive musical houses of the Music Box Village in their realization of the music. For more on N.O. Airlift go to https://www.neworleansairlift.org and to become a member of THCF go to https://www.thcfnola.org/membership/

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