Awards & Fellowships
I am so excited and grateful to share these opportunities I have received!
The Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography, 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow
"It is not about art, also not about pure technique. It is about life, and therefore it is about finding a language for life.“ - Pina Bausch
From the fellowship's website:
"Finding a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have been following up on Pina Bausch’s credo since 2016 with a co-developed grant programme and award the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography."
One of the 2023 Pina Bausch Fellows is my friend and Mouthwater Festival co-curator, Kayla Hamilton!
A video of my 2020 and 2019 fellow fellows!
Arts Matter Foundation
2023 Artist 2 Artist Fellow
Photo of me in red telephone booth in a black velvet tea party dress by Maya Umemoto Gorman.
“In a place as reckless as the art world—both in good ways (voltaic, bursting, anarchic, freak flags!) but more often in bad (alienating, inaccessible, predatory, exploitative)—sustaining artists, and in turn, helping artists sustain each other, feels like the coolest way to build life and community in these wilds.”
– Johanna Hedva, 2023 Artist2Artist Fellow
(and who nominated me!)
Art Matters Foundation is proud to announce the third year of Artist2Artist, a program where our grant recipients—artists—act as grantmakers. In September, the Foundation awarded 225K in fellowships to 30 artists. The 2023 Artist2Artist Fellows are listed alphabetically by chosen name alongside their self-identified location:Alejandro Macias | Tucson, AZAlex Dolores Salerno | Lenapehoking - Brooklyn, NYAsa Jackson | Hampton Roads, VAAsherde Amoy Gill | New York, NYAshley August | Los Angeles, CA & Brooklyn, NYBl3ssing Oshun Ra | Occupied Lenapehoking - New York, NYCaretakers of the Land | Cove, ORDej Txiaj Ntsim Yaj | Mni Sota Makoce - Saint Paul, MNEddika Edule | Los Angeles, CAIntisar Abioto | Portland, OR & Memphis, TNIra Khonen Temple | Brooklyn, NYJohanna Hedva | Tongva, Tataviam, Kizh, and Chumash Territory - Los Angeles, CA & Berlin, Germanykale mays | Canarsee Lenape and Black liberator land - Flatbush, NYCKevin Quiles Bonilla | New York, NYLee Laa Ray Guillory | New Orleans, LA & New York, NYMagnolia Yang Sao Yia | Chumash and Tongva lands - Inglewood, CAMahari Kathleen Chabwera | Baltimore, MD | 2023 Betty Parsons FellowMartha Gonzalez | El Sereno, CAMary E. Mudiku | Memphis TNMilton X. Trujillo | Queens, NYNeta Bomani | Brooklyn, NYNEVE | Duwamish Territory - Seattle, WANic[o] Brierre Aziz | New Orleans, LAOr Zubalsky | Lenapehoking - Brooklyn, NYRiver Whittle | Anadarko, OKSama Alshaibi | Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui - Tucson, AZ | 2023 Betty Parsons FellowSarula Bao | Brooklyn, NYSunni Patterson | New Orleans, LAUGBA | Brooklyn, NYUtē Petit | New Orleans, LA2023 also marks the fifth year of the Betty Parsons Foundation’s support for two named fellowships, each supporting a woman or female-identified artist, to honor the legacy of influential artist and gallerist Betty Parsons.
Each year, Art Matters invites 15 artists to both receive a grant and designate a grant to another artist. For the first time in 2023, Art Matters asked past recipients—rather than the Board of Directors or an institutional panel—to select the 15 grantees-as-grantmakers.
By centering the experiences and insights of artists, this process reflects current concerns facing artists, as learners, mentors, stewards, elders, and activists. Art Matters Director Abbey Williams said, ”Now, 3 years into the Artist2Artist program, we are beginning to truly see its power. When artists lead the way as grantmakers, the resulting cohort acts as a kind of bellwether. By simply putting our ears to the ground and listening to their collective wisdom, we learn the direction we need to go.”
United States Artists & The Ford Foundation Disability Futures Fellowship, 2022 Disability Futures Fellow
Photo by NEVE
From the website: "The stories we tell and the art we create deepen our understanding of the world. Disabled artists, filmmakers, and journalists use the different lenses they carry—including their disability—to push thinking, foster imagination, and advance the cultural landscape.
Created by, for, and with disabled practitioners, Disability Futures is an initiative—developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by United States Artists—to spotlight the work of disabled creatives across disciplines and geography and amplify their voices individually and collectively.
This cohort of creatives is exceptionally diverse, with an emphasis on disabled practitioners who have been further marginalized by racism, sexism, and heterosexism. The fellows were nominated by their peers to both honor legacies of achievement and elevate emerging artistry and ideas. They span multiple generations and practices, ranging from choreography to filmmaking to architecture to design. They come from established cultural centers, like New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, but also hail from smaller communities like Hopkins, Minnesota, and Burlington, Vermont."
4Culture Arc Artist Fellowship
2022 Arc Artist Fellow
photo by Sunny Martini
From the website: "Rent, childcare, transportation—everyday expenses too often prevent us from making art. Unrestricted funding can offset these costs, so you can spend your energy on your creative practice.
The Arc Artist Fellowship provides unrestricted $12,000 awards for King County artists, as well as promotional support through the 4Culture website. Each year, current Fellows will help shape the next funding cycle."
Meet our Arc Artist Fellows. They question, captivate, and transform our community.
Watch the video of our showcase and celebration here!
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