About the Grantee
1068 Bowdoin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general support of the 2010 Flyaway Art and Activism Program
Flyaway Productions (Flyaway) is an apparatus-based aerial dance company that has created original performance work in Bay Area theaters and in public spaces for the past twelve years.With Hewlett support Flyaway developed a fully subsidized summer camp program that taught teenage girls from some of the Bay Area’s poorest neighborhoods the basics of aerial dance, critical thinking skills and a process for collaborative art making and community organizing. Based on the success of the Summer 2008 Art & Advocacy program, the company will use renewed project support to partner with Girls 2000 to engage twenty girls living in public housing in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco in an eight-week course culminating in performances for family and friends at Counterpulse, a dance venue also supported by Hewlett.(Renewal, $25,000/1; 70% of project budget) .