Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts receives $7,500 grant from Meow Wolf Foundation supporting the healing power of art

Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts has received a $7,500 grant from Meow Wolf Foundation to support Keshet programming. This grant will support the expansion of resource delivery and support services for arts entrepreneurs within the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center (KIIC), Keshet’s business resource program for artists, and ongoing growth of Keshet’s Arts & Justice Initiatives (AJI). 

KIIC provides a unique combination of artistic residency space and arts business learning with a priority given to durational and intentional community engagement and social justice practices. AJI connects the dots between direct service within the juvenile prison system, policy/advocacy, and research/evaluation, addressing field connectivity for the broad spectrum of organizations that work in arts and justice.

Shira Greenberg, Keshet’s Founder and Artistic Director states, “We are truly honored to be a part of this inaugural cohort of funding recipients from the Meow Wolf Foundation!  It’s particularly meaningful to be working in partnership with a foundation that centers the power of the arts and the value of the artists in the work of community engagement and community transformation.”

Thank you, Meow Wolf Foundation! We’re thrilled about the endless possibilities your support unlocks!

About Keshet: Rooted in dance, mentorship, and a welcoming space for the arts, Keshet activates community and fosters unlimited possibilities through education, engagement, innovation, and the pursuit of justice.  Established in 1996, and housed at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque’s Midtown Arts and Entertainment District, the heart of the organization is Keshet Dance Company which feeds and is fed by three intersecting program areas: Education and Engagement (classes and performances for all ages and abilities); Ideas and Innovation Community (business resource center and residency-based makerspace for arts entrepreneurs); and Arts and Justice Initiatives (juvenile justice direct service, research/evaluation, policy/advocacy, and community connectivity).

About the Meow Wolf Foundation: Launched in 2023, the Meow Wolf Foundation supports local communities through direct community grants, employee matching gifts, and partnerships with local, regional, and national nonprofits to foster creative economies in the states of Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. For more information, visit meowwolf.com/foundation

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