December 1st, 2020 Celebrate GIVING TUESDAY with the Monira Foundation!
The Monira Foundation spent 2019 focused on fundraising initiatives, discussing board policies, and creating a first yearlong program calendar. All was unfortunately affected by the pandemic in early 2020 as Monira’s headquarters in Jersey City became a Covid hot spot. Despite this challenge, the Foundation created and implemented several artistic opportunities for artists and community members alike. Successful 2020 partnerships include the Guggenheim Museum, Mana Contemporary, The Brooklyn Rail, Pegasus, Pomegranate Arts, the City of Jersey City, and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation.
Currently, Monira’s special projects include the Digital Art Month, The Attention Series, Jonas Mekas: Open Archives and Mmmm! with Machine Dazzle. Most recently, Monira partnered to present the Outdoors exhibition with social distancing community programs at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. Outdoors featured works by Jersey City-based artists to celebrate the reopening of the Journal Square area. Artists took over Mana’s grounds as their canvas to explore current and urgent subjects such as solitude in a world that needs to be more just and inclusive. Additional outdoor performances helped to revitalize the arts, businesses, and community.
As 2020 comes to an end, the Monira Foundation continues to develop exciting new programs with the support of its working board and dedicated volunteers. Monira’s mission is to expand the reach and quality of art available to the public through residencies, exhibitions, and educational programs that address urgent and ongoing community needs, particularly as these needs evolve and change. Resiliency is key. The success of Monira’s programs during the pandemic proves that though this is a newly established not-for-profit, it is a hard-working, well-supported, and determined arts organization.
With your assistance, Monira will continue this good work in 2021. Click here to learn more and to make a secure and tax-deductible GIVING TUESDAY contribution. Together, we can truly make a difference.