For the 2012 Grant Cycle, SCA was pleased to award 19 grants totaling $31,610 in support of the following organizations and projects.
Akvavit Theatre, Chicago, IL $500
Nordic Spirit Festival: to present 5 stages readings (one from each Nordic country) in an effort to educate Chicago audiences and enrich the Scandinavian culture already present in our city.
American Association for Runic Studies, Roseville MN $500
Runes in the classroom: To develop a cadre of teachers/educators in Minneapolis and Uppsala to teach about runes and runic writing in the classroom in collaboration with the AARS
American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA $3,500
Swedish American Line exhibit: To present an exhibit showing the history and impact of the Swedish American Line on Swedish immigration to the United States.
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN $4,000
In Our Nature: The Tapestries of Helena Hernmarck: To present an exhibit featuring more than a dozen large-scale textiles by this legendary trompe l’oeil weaver.
Bemidji Affiliate of ASI, Bemidji, MN $500
Snö Troll: To bring the musical group, Snö Troll, from Stockholm, to provide entertainment at the 2012 Midsommar Fest in Bemidji
Concordia Language Villages, Moorhead, MN $1,000
Sjölunden: To expand the Swedish language camp’s high school credit media course by creating a curriculum that investigates the impact of Raoul Wallenberg and August Strindberg on Swedish cultural identity
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN $1,000
Archives: To digitize early 20th-century Swedish-American recordings
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN $2,080
Swedish Immigration and Settlement through the Eyes of Peter Bergstrom: To create a traveling exhibit to go to many locations
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA $4,000
Eight Seasons in Sapmi, the Land of the Sami People: To present an exhibition on the culture and history of the Sami people in Norden.
Rendition Theatre, Chicago, IL $1,000
The Father: To present a theatrical production of August Strindberg’s play at American Swedish Museum
Roundtop Festival Institute, Roundtop, TX $2,500
In the Land of the Midnight Sun – Strindberg & Ibsen: The Origins of Modernism: To present the 2012 theater forum
Scandinavian Centre Inc., Winnipeg, MB $1,400
50th Anniversary Celebration: To help fund a community-wide weekend celebration of Swedishness in Winnipeg
South Shore School of Theatre/Immersive Theater, Quincy, MA $500
A Dream Play: To present a production of August Strindberg’s play as part of the Boston Strindberg Centennial Festival
Spirit Room Fargo, Fargo, ND $550
Beröm Sweden! Celebrate Sweden!: To present a multidiscipline exhibition and film festival as part of the Hjemkomst Scandinavian Festival
Svenskarnas Dag Girls Choir, Minneapolis, MN $1,000
Tour of Sweden: To help fund a three-week concert tour of Sweden
Swedish American Museum, Chicago, IL $4,000
Strindberg Celebration: To present lectures about and performances of the plays of this world-famous Swedish playwright
Swedish Colonial Society, Wyndmoor, PA $1,600
Historical Collection: To digitalize recently received historic genealogical records
The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, CA $1,000
Strindberg Cycle: The Chamber Plays in Rep: To create a website based on performance of Strindberg’s plays as an educational resource
VOA – Scandinavian Lodge #667, La Jolla, CA $980
A Musical Celebration of Strindberg 2012: To underwrite two performances by Gunnar Edander inspired by the writing of August Strindberg.