Grantees All Genres

New Works Series 2018

29th Street Playwrights Collective

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Staged Readings of six new socially-engaged full-length plays by mature emerging playwrights, mostly women, who are often excluded from programming due to sexism and ageism. The goal is to present the most moving, eventful, relevant theatrical work possible.

Holy Land (2014)

3rd Kulture Kids

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

What if bombs & gunfire were the daily soundtrack to your life? Mohamed Kacimi finds humor and poetry in his critically acclaimed "Holy Land", translated by Chantal Bilodeau. The US premiere was presented at HERE in Spring 2014.

Rerelease Party (The Golden Record)

A Host of People

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Re-Release Party is theatrical performance rooted in the 1977 project led by Carl Sagan and a dynamic team of scientists and artists who created the Golden Record, a phonograph record which attempts to communicate the story of life on earth for extraterrestrials and future humans.

ACLU-NJ: Automated Injustice

ACLU of New Jersey Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Automated Injustice Project: a series of animated shorts to explain how government use of algorithms can perpetuate racial bias, with no opportunity or due process to challenge unjust decisions.

Ending the U.S.-Saudi War in Yemen through Protest Photography

Action Corps

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Action Corps is an organization championing justice in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and violent conflicts. This project used photography to capture protests against the war in Yemen, enabled by U.S. support of Saudi Arabia.

Connecting Nature and Human Life

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Connections in Nature and Human Life, the project fosters awareness about Florida's wildlife and natural environment; for example, its mangroves and swamplands. The project is achieved by painting Florida's scenes and creating awareness through exhibitions.

Cultural Victimizations in War

Aguirre, Amber

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Ceramic figurative sculptures that explore the issues that are common to all victims of injustice during war.

The SCRIABIN SONATAS Reimagined, Part 1

Akselrud, Elina

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

This Intertwining Arts project is a blend of live piano performance of the first five Piano Sonatas by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) and a simultaneous projection of artistic video collages, with the Planet Earth and humanity's impact on it as the main subject matter. It was premiered in June'19.

The Persistence of Artistic Courage Art Exhibition + Workshop

Alexander, Raymond

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

Showcase of new visual art works inspired by recycling used manila file folders (abaca fiber is the strongest natural plant fiber on Earth). Workshop attendees recycled said fiber.

The Appointment

Alice Yorke

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

A dark satire with original music, THE APPOINTMENT examines the misogyny, hypocrisy, and absurdity of the contemporary abortion debate in America. The work unpacks the economic, societal, and political systems that disempower groups of people from making informed reproductive decisions.