Grantees All Genres

“Egg Cream”

Willow Pond Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

The beloved chocolate soda drink, born in immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century, is explored in this short film about a simple beverage and its meaning to generations of Jewish Americans.

“Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World”

Willow Pond Films

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

A short documentary about students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts.

Crossing Paths

Wilson, Tona

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Crossing Paths is a four-channel stop-action animated video in which figures emerge from “clippings” from newspapers and other documents that deal with immigration and migration, and interact with one another across four screens.

IMPulse

Womxn Who Print

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

An exhibition gathering womxn printers across the US to create a collective response to the prompt of “impulse”.

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.

Antiwar Billboard Project NYC

World BEYOND War

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

World BEYOND War puts up billboards in numerous cities across the world to bolster public antiwar education efforts and amplify our global antiwar voices. The unique public approach has helped create difficult conversations that otherwise wouldn't happen.

Killing Season Chicago

Wortendyke, Krista

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Killing Season Chicago is a data driven installation comprised of photographs from 172 homicide sites in Chicago during the summer of 2010. This grant translated the large-scale art installation into an impactful, online representation of the work.

Pete Seeger’s Legacy: IF I HAD A HAMMER

WQ7856P

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Assessing the folk-singer/activist's lasting gifts to the world.

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

Würfel, Gesche

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

"At the Hands of Persons Unknown" explores how trees have been silent witnesses to the lynching of women in the U.S.. Given the renewed interest into the many ways women are oppressed by contemporary power structures, exploring the forgotten history of female lynching is both timely and relevant.

Getting Under Our Skin

Wyllie, Nancy

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

The Global Skin bleaching epidemic is explored through historical references dating back to Ancient Egypt and raw interviews with Americans navigating race and colorism in the 21st century.