THE CEDAR TREE PROJECT
The Cedar Tree Project amplifies art and artists of the SWANA/Arab diaspora,
inviting deeper understanding, empathy and engagement
through artistic exchange.
Exploring the concept of diaspora through creative community workshops and film screenings
Facilitated by Sharon Mansur, with partners:
film curator Michelle Baroody and Winona's Frozen River Film Festival
Supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board
Sharon Mansur is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wayfinding (working title)
Directed collaboration with Meryl Zaytoun Murman
Multi-media residency and public art project in Winona, MN
Supported by a 2023 Forecast Public Art Mid-Career Professional Development grant
The McKnight Residency in Minnesota is made possible by the McKnight International Choreographer Residency Program, funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
*SWANA: Southwest Asia & North Africa
Some thoughts from a dance perspective, by Nadia Khayrallah:
1001 Arab Futures