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“The legacies of Helen Balfour Morrison and Sybil Shearer present a unique approach to the arts, and MSF programs are intended to bring these underreported legacies to the surface as inspiration and enrichment.”A Conversation with John Neuemeier and Susan Manning, Northwestern University Dance Department, at the Arts Club of Chicago, 2013.Carol Doty, MSF Chair, 2006-2020


Programs inspire and support the creative processes of dance artists, media artists, and their collaborators in addition to sharing the legacy of Helen Balfour Morrison and Sybil Shearer by presenting stories and images of their artistry and accomplishments. Programs include: archival research, public programs and performances, residencies, grants and fellowships, and publications.