THE PRIMARY COMMITMENT OF ROSY SIMAS DANSE IS TO CREATE AND PRESENT INNOVATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATIVE CONTEMPORARY ART THAT CONNECTS ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES.
Your 2020 donation to Rosy Simas Danse will support the creation of a critically needed new studio space in the Twin Cities for Native, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color transdisciplinary and dance artists. In our new 3,750 sq ft studio we are developing programming for 2021 that includes:
• Online spaces and technical support for Native and BIPOC artists to lead, create, heal and thrive.
• Studio residency opportunities for Native and BIPOC artists to create in a safe and supportive physical environment.
Our new studio, three thirty one, in the Northrup King Building in Minneapolis, is a 3,750 sq ft space.
In addition to raising funds for expenses connected to artist residencies and artist fees, we need to raise funds to prepare the space for artists which includes:
• Installing a grid for installations, lighting equipment, audio/visual equipment
• Refinishing the wooden floors
• Renovating an enclosed office
• Updating the kitchen
• Updating the ADA compliant single stall bathroom in the studio
• Creating movable walls to keep the space multiuser friendly
• Updating lighting
• Installing window coverings
• Installing filtration and cooling system
• Installing drapes and drape track
For more on Rosy Simas Danse's past, current, and future work, check out our main website. http://www.rosysimasdanse.com/
Major support in 2020 for Rosy Simas Danse is provided by the McKnight Foundation, NDN Collective, MRAC, Propel Nonprofits, and also the MAP Fund, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.