portrait of DejaJoelle


2020 Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee | $5,000

Healing A Community

DejaJoelle will develop a new dance technique that promotes healing and Self – Love. In addition to development, DejaJoelle will host three community events in which the practice will be shared and further developed.

DejaJoelle believes in (a) movement that brings life to the dancer’s experience. DejaJoelle is based in traditional West African dance and informed by life experiences. DejaJoelle believes in dancing to heal from the inside out. With rhythm. With love.

The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.