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Project Grant Recipient - Neighborhood 2004-2005

African Association of Madison, Inc.: $2000.00

The African Association of Madison, Inc. received a Neighborhood Project Grant of $2,000.00 to help produce the Africa Fest 2004- a festival of African Folk Life. The festival was held in Madison at the Monona Terrace on Saturday, August 21, 2004. The $2,000.00 CitiARTS Grant leveraged an additional $14,000.00 in funding for the completion of this project. Featured events included singing, crafts demonstrations, storytelling, sample cooking and discussions of cultural identity, history and heritage. Ten groups of artists and approximately 12 individual artists were a part of the programming. Africa Fest 2004 nearly reached an audience size of 1,200.00 people in the community. Publications, archives and products resulting from Africa Fest will be used as school materials for Madison area children.

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