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February 2024 Mini Grant Recipients

We are delighted to announce the next round of mini-grant recipients!

Carolyn McCarthy for a Performing Arts Pilot, a 6-week immersive dance program in collaboration with Refuge Lowell. Students will attend 2-hour sessions each week where they will practice a particular dance technique, learn its history, and express their artistry through performing choreography. The program will culminate with a filmed performance.

Chad Montrie for Black History on Stage, a Black History Month event that blends embodied performance with active audience engagement to explore the practice and impact of Black History on stage. The performance is a one-woman show by Brandi LaShay and supported by Krasel Morales, presenting a range of historic figures.

Diana Zipeto for Inner Workings, a visual art exhibit of paintings related to her father’s Alzheimer’s disease. The exhibit is scheduled to take place in the Spring 2024 in the mini gallery space at Western Avenue Studios. This project also includes an accompanying workshop, led by a Lowell artist who uses art therapy to help people express and explore feelings of grief through collage and poetry.

Enrique Vargas for the support and expansion of Espacios Inconexos Podcast, a hardcore music-focused podcast that connects Latin American Hardcore music communities throughout the continent by interviewing musicians, artists, and documentarians.

Kara Danas for the support and expansion of Spark Your Sunshine, an original, arts-based workshop series experience, including an originally designed and hand-crafted merchandise and apparel line, created and designed by Kara.

Points of Light Cultural Celebration is a grassroots festival that celebrates Lowell’s cultures through food, music, dance, and more. Attendees personalize floating lanterns with their artistic skills, messages of hope, and memorials for loved ones, which are then floated on the Western Canal.

Mini grant awards are for up to $1,000. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis. Mosaic expects to award 4-7 mini-grants per cycle. Individuals, unincorporated groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in every artistic and creative discipline are eligible to apply. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for the next round of grant decisions is 11:59 p.m. on April 30th. More information can be found here.