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Recently Funded Projects

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville
2018

This feature length documentary explores the impact of the Imagination Library program in the context of children's literacy and literature in the United States, and the role of community initiatives in promoting lifelong learning.  Grant funds provide partial support for post-production and press kits.

Memphis Museums, Inc.
Memphis
2018

The Pink Palace's exhibit will recognize the Memphis bicentennial and explore five themes that shaped the past 200 years of the city: heritage and identity, commerce and entrepreneurism, migration and settlement, geography, and arts and entertainment.  It will include community-curated content to represent the many faces of Memphis--past, present, and future.  Grants funds support exhibition materials.

University of Memphis
Memphis
2018

The documentary and accompanying web site frame the sanitation workers' strike and King's assassination within the larger context of Memphis history and the struggle for civil rights through the voices of Memphians. The project paints a portrait of a city that suggests remarkable progress and unfinished agendas.  Oral history interviews with Memphians serve as the basis for the film.  Grant funds provide partial support for archival footage costs and closed-captioning.

Global Education Center
Nashville
2018

Over the course of nine months, the project presents a range of discussions, readings, workshops, films, performances and exhibits that examine the influence of myths and folktales on history and culture, including a wide array of scholarly and ethnic perspectives.  Grant funds provide partial support for publicity, and honoraria for Rajiv Muhabir, Haki Madhubuti, and Li-Young Lee.

Metro Historical Commission Foundation
Nashville
2018

The project produces a mobile friendly web site that provides thematic, pre-planned walking and driving tours that guide users through Nashville with history, images, audio and video, including 20 tours and 400 sites, as will as site sinage and QR codes to access content.  Topics include Black Nashville, The Road to Suffrage, Civil Rights, Women's History, and more.  Grant funds provide partial support for honoraria for five scholars to research and script tours.

Memphis Heritage, Inc.
Memphis
2018

This digital exhibition uses photos from the Newman collection, contemporary photos, newpaper items, and oral histories to illustrate the processes behind the evolution of Memphis' built environment, and the role of Memphians in decision-making about civic space.  It explores architecture, business districts, neighborhoods, and specific local sites.  Grant funds provide partial support for lesson plans for Shelby Co. schools, a project scholar, digitization, and software extensions.

Clayton Center for the Arts
Maryville
2018

The performance is a contemporary dance interpretation of the experiences of Helen of Troy, Cassandra, and Iphigenia from the classical Greek texts, and highlights the roles of women in that time period.  Grant funds provide partial support for two public discussion with choreographer Pascal Rioult and genders tudies professor Frances Henderson, as well as admission to the performance for twenty women from a local shelter.