Funded Projects beginning with V

Vaudeville Carnivale
$3,100 » Zafira Dance Company, 2007 Seed Award project support

Vaudeville Carnivale, a project of Zafira Dance Company, showcased Pittsburgh performing artists at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in a festival-like atmosphere to highlight contemporary approaches to Old World theater. The Zafira Dance Company, a troupe inspired by vaudeville, burlesque, variety shows, and circuses, transformed the lobby and auditorium of the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre into a gypsy carnival atmosphere with food, vendors, and performances.

Venture Out NYC Conference Stipend
$1,500 » Zulama LLC, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend

Venture Out NYC Conference Stipend, a project of Zulama LLC, enabled Nikki Navta, CEO at Zulama, to participate in Venture Out NYC on behalf of the Remake Learning Network. The first day of the conference was an Ed-Tech startup bootcamp, featuring sessions presented by top experts and entrepreneurs. The next three days were spent making connections with NYC investors at their offices and networking events, including a Pitch Night, before the conference culminated with one-on-one meetings, interviews, feedback, and potential investment opportunities.

VIA Festival 2015
$1,000 » Lawrenceville Corporation, 2015 Sprout Sponsorship sponsorship

VIA Festival 2015, a project of Lawrenceville Corporation, was an annual festival of music, art, and community spanning 10 days in early October 2015. Sprout support provided for two free events as part of the October 2nd Unblurred activities on Penn Avenue in Garfield.

VIA Music Conference
$1,000 » VIA, 2014 Sprout Sponsorship sponsorship

VIA Music Conference, a project of VIA, was a one-day music conference during the VIA Festival 2014 that featured a survey of electronic music and art since the 1970s. Activities included artists talks, hands-on workshops, and tech demonstrations from artists like Richard Devine, Holly Herndon, and Mat Dryhurst. The conference took place at Carnegie Mellon University.

VIA Music & New Media Festival
$9,900, 2010 Seed Award project support

VIA Music & New Media Festival was a year-round event series and week-long Music & New Media Festival showcasing local and international audio and visual artists.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Education Project
$1,000 » Ginger Underwood, 2017 One Northside project support

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Education Project, a project led by Ginger Underwood, educated the community, primarily women, on the Victims of Crime Act. The project empowered residents and made referrals to resources in the community, if needed, through a workshop series that focused on child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and conflict mediation training.

Video promoting positive things about Northside
$1,000 » Allegheny City Society, 2017 One Northside project support

Video promoting positive things about Northside, a project fiscally sponsored by Allegheny City Society, created a video showcasing businesses and residents on the Northside. This documentary-style video promoted the Northside as a safe and authentic group of neighborhoods with lots to offer for families from the perspective of a Northside resident.

A Vietnam Remembrance
$5,000, 2008 Community Connections project support

A Vietnam Remembrance, a project of Beaver County Chapter 862 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, organized Vietnam Remembrance Week in the parks of Beaver County. Throughout the weeklong events, the community was educated and inspired as they were enmeshed in the region’s commitment and sacrifice during America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

Vision for Living Activity Group
$2,600 » Fayette County Association for the Blind, 2011 Seed Award project support

Vision for Living Activity Group, a project of Fayette County Association for the Blind, was an activity group for blind and low vision residents from Fayette County to provide them with a comfortable, safe, fun, interactive way to develop friendships with new people while they were becoming more physically active. The project helped them with the problems that they faced including isolation, depression, fear, and anxiety while providing them with a form of physical activity.

Volcano Village
$2,000 » New Sun Rising, 2014 Spark sponsorship

Volcano Village, a project of Pyrotopia fiscally sponsored by New Sun Rising, was a free daytime activity area at the Pyrotopia Festival of Fire Arts 2014 that engaged children with hands-on projects and demonstrations incorporating STEAM principles. The Pyrotopia Festival took place on May 10 and reached an audience of approximately 4000 people, with 1500 pre-K through preteen children and their families attending Volcano Village activities.