Grantee tags refugees

Small Town, Turn Away

Medina, Dolissa

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

A documentary portrait of the filmmaker’s Mexican-American border hometown of Brownsville, Texas 30 years after she left as a queer teenager, following in the footsteps of a cousin who died from AIDS. Meditating on home, history and migration, the director explores how place can exile and embrace. Read More

Lamentations

Zuchman, Philip

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

"Lamentations" is a handmade, signed and numbered artist's book. It is the culmination of a 22 year project in which I rewrote and illustrated the biblical Lamentations in contemporary language. This is a deep, dark and prophetic story for our time and all time. Read More

Honoring Refugee Composers

Crossing Borders Music

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Crossing Borders Music honored refugees around the world in this performance of music written by or about refugees! Read More

Searching Skies

Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

When a Syrian refugee family is invited to a Christian family's house for Christmas dinner, they are caught between opposing viewpoints for and against their presence⁠—until an unexpected event suddenly occurs. Read More

AFTER EFFECTS

Linda Bond

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

“After Effects”, a solo exhibition in 2017 at the Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, addressed issues of social concern, primarily the mediated experience of war and global unrest. Read More

100 Years All New People (previously Paradise Begins With a Shipwreck)

Jessica Segall

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

100 Years, All New People is an installation of material collected at U.S. borders where asylum seekers have circumvented increasingly severe immigration control. Read More

Displacement

Svalbonas, Krista

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Displacement captures the traces of former WWII Displacement Camps in a series of laser cut pigment prints on paper. Read More

Journey without a Map

Woodward, Jill

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

In the short documentary "Journey without a Map", Abduol discovers an unlikely passion in contemporary dance, tapping into the healing power of art as he seeks asylum in Greece from his native Afghanistan. Read More

Nowhere to Run: Climate Refugees

Heath, Jennifer

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Scholarly art book/cataogue and traveling visual art exhibition about displacement of communities and individuals due to climate change, environmental degradation and ecological abuses. Read More

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