1. Maria Amalia Wood, 2022 Cycle 2 Dane Arts Grant Recipient, Remendando Memorias
- Amalia uses art as a tool to build community, find common ground, and create a space
where difficult conversations around inclusivity, equity and diversity can be approached.
- The name of the project, “Remendando Memorias” (mending memories) has been
changed to “Bordando Memorias” (embroidering memories).
- Bordando Memorias takes place at Synergy Coworking with support from the Madison
Arts Commission and Madison Public Library.
- Participants of the project will embroider self-portraits surrounded by flowers native to
Wisconsin and country of birth.
- Madison Public Library has funded commissioned tables for this specific project after
which they will be used at various public libraries.
- More information about Bordando Memorias is available at:
D. Action Items
1. Youth Art Equity Proposal Presented by Supervisor Xistris-Songpanya
- The County Board of Supervisors has secured a $40,000 grant included in the County
Executive budget for arts programming that provides equitable opportunities for under
served youth to participate.
- It is recommended by the Executive Committee that the $40,000 grant be added to the
2023 grant cycle, similar to the Blockstein award.
- There is a question in the 2023 Cycle 1 grant application that states: “Is your project
providing equitable opportunities for youth to participate?”
- How the funds will be distributed in each cycle is still to be determined.
- Commissioner Curet will investigate how the $40,000 award will be included in fund
A motion was made by Commissioner Puleo Moyer to accept the $40,000
allocated by the Dane County Board for art programs that assist under served
youth in the Dane County community, seconded by Commissioner Garret.
The motion was carried unanimously by a voice vote.