Sixteen individual artists and art organizations in M-AAA’s region have been awarded Artistic Innovations grants of up to $15,000 for the creation or production of new artwork. For FY22 (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022), the projects range from a new play by Nebraska playwright Beaufield Berry about the first Juneteenth to a movement performance (pictured above) that combines lucha wrestling with Aztec mythology for Prism Movement Theater in Dallas, Texas. These grants are made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Assistant Professor James Ewald was awarded a $10,000 grant. his project will be : Flat Land: The History of Oklahoma Skateboarding
Skateboarding in Oklahoma is the focus of James Ewald’s project. Called Flat Land, the project will create a limited edition book and prints about the history of the sport as told through interviews, photographs, unpublished stories, and research about competitions, companies, and more in Oklahoma. The project will include a presentation about skateboarding and the process of the project at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. This is Ewald’s first Artistic Innovations grant.
For more information on the M-AAA's projects click here.
To see James Ewald work https://www.jamesewald.com