Artist Grant Recipients

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

LITERATURE  

  • Mari FitzWynn
    To support the completion of an African American historical fiction  novel.
  • Suzanne Adair
    To support work as an author at multiple events in North Carolina 1 July 2018–30 June 2019.

MUSIC    

  • Andrew Crowe
    ​To support the construction of a small Recording-Studio/Music-Room, being built in a repurposed 40-shipping container in Franklinton, NC.
  • Matthew O'Connell
    To support the tracking, production, and mixing of a full length album.
  • Alice Osborn
    To support the production and completion of a full-length music CD of 12 songs.
  • Greg Whitt
    To support updating community drumming instruments with modern synthetic drums that are easy to sanitize and transport.

VISUAL ART   

  • Ellen Hathaway
    To support partial funding of attending Stephen Aimone's workshop, "Directed Independent Study of Non-objective composition in Abstract Painting" in Thomaston, ME, by offsetting my costs of workshop, lodging, materials.
  • Becky Joye
    ​To support the advancement of illustration skills and character development in my work.
  • Sean Kernick
    To support a mural project working with local non-proft promoting the universal power of the embrace.
  • Joyce Watkins King
    To support travel and time for art installation in Toronto, Canada for the International Biennial World of Threads Festival, where I have been invited to exhibit an installation work.
  • Jennifer Markowitz
    To support the funding  of completing more work in the15 piece textile art series titled "Fleshmap: My Hand Embroidered, Bipolar Geographies".
  • Marsha Rogers
    To support my art of pottery making in using a wider kiln to fire large pieces that will enhance the dish and woven bowl design that has proven to be a success.
  • Ann Roth
    To support the purchase of art supplies and studio improvements needed to facilitate a major change of direction in my artwork.
  • Pete Sack
    To support purchasing professional stretcher frames to create 6 larger paintings.
  • Susie Silver
    To support the creation of larger work, provide storage for work in progress and lighting to extend photographic options for presentation of work.

 

2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

DANCE

  • Michelle Pearson
    To support research, collaboration, and choreographic process of creating a new performance piece and math/dance integrated workshop on Topology and Knot Theory.

LITERARY

  • Carrie Knowles
    To support work as a writer/artist at a special exhibition in Brisbane, Australia in November 2017.

MUSIC

  • Vivianne Cheng
    To support artistic vision of creating debut album in Austria where the Viennese tradition of classical music is deeply rooted and enable audiences to take home a permanent piece of music.
  • Thomas Taylor
    To support a 3-day live CD recording and concert, held in an intimate theater.

VISUAL ART

  • Jeff Bell
    Funding for creation of sculpture in two North Carolina locations at the same time.
  • Kiki Farish
    To support purchasing R&F oil sticks for painting 10 doormat floorcloths with richer color marks.
  • Andie Freeman
    To support painting practice to create a larger body of work; photograph work in more professionally; approach galleries for representation; sell art online.
  • Dave Greway
    To support artist growth by updating workshop.   
  • Lillian Jones
    To support development of a new technique in enameling jewelry by helping purchase a hydraulic press.
  • Liz Kelly
    To support purchase of first kiln for growing pottery studio practice.            
  • Libby O'Daniel
    To support completion of a multi-sensory visual art project that creates a safe space for the Triangle community to get to know local gender bender neighbors.
  • Anna Podris
    To support solo show at Gitanarosa Gallery in NY this October.
  • Jennifer Stas
    To support the purchase of a new electric kiln for pottery studio.

 

2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS

DANCE

  • Carol Finley
    To support local dance companies CJ40 Productions and The Carol Finley Dance Group in Concert to produce an evening of contemporary dance at the Cary Arts Center

LITERARY

  • Judy Allen Dodson
    To support working with an editor on an original work of children's literature.
  • Jane Falkner
    To support my dream of making a transition from writing articles to conducting research and writing a book-length project, "In Search of Caesar Chavez Forty Years Too Late"
  • Terry Alston Jones
    To support and fill a void within the community by providing a fictional, entertaining work exploring health disparities in the African American Community
  • Settle Monroe
    To support my work of children's literature in order to improve my writer's craft by attending the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan B. Parker
    To help me purchase new writing equipment (one laptop and one laser printer)

 

PUPPETRY

  • Chris Chappell
    to support me attending the Beyond the Sock puppeteering/puppet building workshop in 2017. Run by Henson Company Puppeteers

VISUAL ART

  • Everett Mayo Adelman
    to support the production of an artists website to promote and market my paintings, I will be hiring Design Works of Wake Forest, NC
  • Beth Browne
    to support my training in video editing for my "Sailing Pelican" Vlog project
  • Brandon Cordrey
    to support a the production of a site-specific installation in 2017
  • Carolyn DeBrand
    to support my desire to transition from watercolor to acrylics this United Arts council grant will give me the means to achieve my project of Changing Directions
  • Max Dowdle
    to support the purchase of 100 new frames for an exhibition of recently completed paintings
  • Trish Klenow
    "Seasons" I will create 10 figurative oil paintings inspired by the seasons
  • Georges LeChevallier
    to support the purchase a Epson SureColor P800SE 17" wide Inkjet Printer to create professional giclee prints
  • George McKim
    rent a studio at ArtSpace for 4 months
  • Emily Page
    to support completing a book and art exhibit about my family's journey through dementia