Thursday December 17, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 grantees!

2015 Grantee Eiko Otake, A Body in a Station, 2014. Photo by William Johnston.

Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 grants to individual artists. We awarded 25 grants of 5,000 and 10,000 USD for ongoing work or projects that break ground aesthetically and socially. In addition, we awarded six discretionary grants intended to catalyze momentum for projects at a critical juncture.

2015 Grantees:

Morgan Bassichis (Brooklyn, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Blights Out (New Orleans, LA)
Open House, a series of architectural charrettes in the Upper Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans that envisions its development.

Paco Cao (Bronx, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Cog•nate Collective (Santa Ana, CA)
Expansion of Mobile Agora Project (MAP) to two other border sites, Sobreruedas Otay in Tijuana and the South Bay Swap Meet in San Diego.

Karla Diaz (Wilmington, CA)
Support for ongoing work.

Demian DinéYazhi' (Portland, OR)
Support for ongoing work.

Eating in Public (Kaneohe, HI)
FREE SAMPLES (FS), a “sidewalk-to-table” edible weeds project at the Crop Shop farmers market at the Kuhio Park housing towers, the University of Hawai’i campus and other sites.

LaMont Hamilton (Chicago, IL)
Support for ongoing work.

Vanessa Hernández Gracia (San Juan, PR)
Support for ongoing work.

Daniel Alexander Jones (New York, NY)
Development of DUAT, an evening-length performance piece in three parts to premiere at Soho Rep under the direction of Will Davis.

Joe Mama-Nitzberg (Catskill, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Park McArthur (New York, NY)
Development of two upcoming solo exhibitions that expand the artist’s sculptural work and writing.

Azikiwe Mohammed (New York, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Alan Nakagawa (Los Angeles, CA)
RESONANCE: HIROSHIMA/WENDOVER, a sound and video project involving the atomic bomb that connects the Hiroshima Atomic Dome to the Wendover Hangar in Utah.

Eiko Otake (New York, NY)
A Body in Places, a series of intimate solo performances.

Carl Pope (Indianapolis, IN)
Support for ongoing work.

Cameron Rowland (New York, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Sable Elyse Smith (New York, NY)
Support for ongoing work.

Sharita Towne (Portland, OR)
Support for ongoing work.

Allison Warden (Anchorage, AK)
Support for ongoing work.

Marie Watt (Portland, OR)
Support for ongoing work.

Faith Wilding (Providence, RI)
Travel to Paraguay, where the artist was born, to research and record ecological destruction due to GMO mono-crops.

Fletcher Williams (North Charleston, SC)
Support for ongoing work.

Rosten Woo (Los Angeles, CA)
Support for ongoing work.

Lauren Woods (Dallas, TX)
Support for ongoing work

2015 Discretionary Grantees:

Chances Dances (Chicago, IL)
Platforms: 10 Years of Chances, a citywide series of exhibitions, performances, panels and interventions.

Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel (New York, NY)
Happy Birthday, Marsha! a film about legendary transgender artist and activist, Marsha P. Johnson and her life in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC.

Janet Henry (Queens, NY)
Development of the Hoodie Project

John Kelly (New York, NY)
Recreation of the artist’s performance Love of a Poet as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival.

Los Dos (El Paso, TX)
Support for ongoing work.

Julie Tolentino (Los Angeles, CA)
Development of the Clit Club Book Project.