PNC Arts Alive
Snapshot of Grantees
The PNC Foundation has always believed engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities. Since 2009, the PNC Foundation has supported more than 340 programs through PNC Arts Alive and we are excited to support even more, now that we've introduced the PNC Arts Alive program in the Florida East region.
Below is a snapshot of PNC Arts Alive’s 2016 Grantees. This provides a glimpse into the types of organizations and initiatives that we hand select year over year, challenging visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement.
Grant Recipient Snapshot
Columbus Museum of Art - “I Too Sing of America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100”
An original exhibition curated by Columbus native and highly acclaimed writer Wil Haygood. The exhibition will include a selection of books, sheet music, and print ephemera from the period will showcase the innovative and expansive cultural output produced in Harlem during this unforgettable epoch of American history. Dedicated, immersive spaces will enhance the visitors’ experience.
King Arts Complex – MLK: 50 Years Later
A citywide arts celebration will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2018. Programming will include panel discussions, writing seminars, theatrical productions, keynote presentations, photography exhibitions and musical tributes. Attendees will be able to share and record their personal stories through interactive video testimonial booths at each event. These vignettes will be edited into a documentary film by students from the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus – The Shakepeare Underground
An exuberant, fun take on Shakespeare’s classic plays, this program combines elements of guerrilla street theater and traditional Elizabethan staging methods. Shakespearian plays will be edited into 90-minute productions and audiences will be treated to new productions of a classic works performed in unique and non-traditional venues.
Greater St. Louis
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier After Dark extends an invitation to the entire community to engage in experiences of art and nature—as observers, creators and collaborators. A wide range of activities – classes, workshops and special events – over several months will light up the night, explore the natural landscape and delve into the sculptural processes that focus on the elements of light and fire as tools to artistic production. Enjoy the spectacle of a high-octane performance iron pour, blacksmithing and ceramic Raku firing, and partake in pre- and post-event artmaking—just a few of the After Dark happenings.
Saint Louis Fashion Fund
Miki's Closet Fashion Truck is the first mobile fashion education center in St. Louis. Miki's Closet meets students where they are, bringing designers and industry speakers, design education programming, merchandising workshops, and fashion career awareness to students throughout the region.
The Big Muddy Dance Company
Lemp Legends: A Ghost Story will be the first concert dance depiction of the Lemp family’s story, and one of the first depictions of a historical St. Louis story. The performance will portray the eerie tale of the regionally infamous Lemp Mansion and brewery through a flashback of the Lemp family's dramatic story of triumph, sickness, loss, divorce, suicide, fortune, and legacy.
Funded Arts Programs
Since 2009, PNC Arts Alive funded programs have extended the ability of arts communities, in three regions served by PNC, to create innovative exhibits and experiences that have reached hundreds of thousands of people.
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