March 221:30pm – 2:30pm
March 231:30pm – 2:30pm
The spring equinox
När vårdagjämningen kommer vet man att vårväder är på väg! When the spring equinox comes, you know that spring weather is on its way!
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
2600 Park Ave
MINNEAPOLIS – Today, the American Swedish Institute announced its fall 2021 round of awards made through the ASI Community Fund, offering short-term aid to service-oriented organizations primarily in the Phillips and adjacent Minneapolis neighborhoods. Award amounts ranged from $1,000 to $2,000, for a total of $7,000 awarded to the following: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, 826 MSP, Little Earth Residents Association, Organic Oneness and the Center for Excellence. The ASI Community Fund was founded in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and seeks to help respond to emerging needs and support ASI neighbors to build, invigorate and reimagine our shared community. More than $21,000 in awards have been given since the Fund’s establishment in June 2020. Donations are intended to support organizations and initiatives aligned with ASI’s general mission and vision. For more information, visit asimn.org.
ASI Community Fund Recipients for Fall 2021:
The next ASI Community Fund submission deadline is January 31, 2022, with twice-yearly deadlines in January and June going forward. For more information, including granting criteria and a link to the online application, please visit ASImn.org/communityfund.
The Fund was established with independent donations, mostly by individuals, with an ASI staff committee selecting recipients. It is rooted in ASI’s founding by Swedish immigrants and reflects a commitment to sharing stories of migration among many immigrant-based organizations in the Phillips neighborhood, celebrating mutual support and collective well-being. ASI has built longstanding community relationships during the past 15 years through collaborative programs including the Pippi Project at Andersen and Bancroft Elementary Schools, PICA Head Start graduations and the Story Swap program with Wellstone International High School. ASI also hosts scheduled U.S. naturalization ceremonies and National Night Out, always recognizing that there is more we can do to build bridges for cross-cultural understanding. Future gifts will allow the Fund to grow and continue to serve the community. To contribute to the Fund, please visit asimn.org/giving.
The AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE is a museum and cultural center that is a gathering place for all people to explore diverse experiences of migration, identity, belonging and the environment through arts and culture, informed by enduring links to Sweden. It encompasses the historic Turnblad Mansion and the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center as well as the ASI Museum Store and the critically acclaimed FIKA Café. Founded by Swedish immigrant and newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad in 1929, ASI has grown to engage many audiences through innovative art exhibitions, public events, community and school programs including Story Swap with Wellstone International High School, language classes and Nordic craft and food-related workshops. The Wall Street Journal called ASI “[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming.”
ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. For more information, visit www.asimn.org or call 612-871-4907 during public hours.
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