Grantees 2019

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. Read More

Enduring Alliances: Jewish Refugee Scholars & Black Colleges in the South

Alliance of Ethics and Art, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Original research/interviews reveal how Black colleges in the segregated South (1930s-60) saved the lives of Jewish Refugee Scholars and their families from the Nazi Holocaust by offering them jobs, after US quotas were met. These Enduring Alliances continue today. Read More

Quiet on Set, short film

Crowe, Rani Deighe

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Quiet on Set is a short film about a sexual assault that occurs on a film set during the filming of a sex scene. Read More

Respect the Locals

Darkeem, Dennis- RedMoon

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Respect the locals is a Mixed-Media documentary Art Exhibit and Photo book of Bronx Local community members who have survived in the Bronx for the last 50 years, Read More

EHRP-Puffin Reporting Fellowships

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Founded by Barbara Ehrenreich in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions award-winning multimedia journalism about inequality in America. We provide financial and editorial support to independent journalists, many of whom are low-income or disabled. Read More

Got Drought?

Fiorito, Karen

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

‘Got Drought?’ is a public art and social media campaign that raises awareness about how animal agriculture wastes water, pollutes the environment and contributes to climate change. Read More

Portraiture Redressed

Forman, Frances

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

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Traces of Home

Ghunim, Colette

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Filmmaker Colette Ghunim takes her parents to find the ancestral homes in Mexico and Palestine that they had fled from decades earlier. While filling in the missing pieces of her identity, the journeys unravel the trauma of displacement that passed down through generations. Read More

Squirrel Hill Falls

Hilary Brashear

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

The tale of a magical abandoned park, its local history, and a new neighbor curious to get inside. This quirky, DIY documentary, uses playfulness and fantasy to tell the story of a Philadelphia neighborhood mystery. Read More

Environmental Reporting Fund

Jacobin

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches 50,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of over 2,000,000 a month. Read More

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