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

Arts Funding for Camp Kinderland

Camp Kinderland

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Camp Kinderland is a multicultural summer camp and community that honors our progressive secular Jewish roots through our commitment to economic, racial, and social justice. Our programming  integrate progressive values with arts, recreation, and activism in a compassionate and caring environment. Read More

Learning How to Say Goodbye

Caroline Landau

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

In June of 2019, Caroline and photographer/videographer Oliver Rye traveled to Newfoundland to make molds of icebergs. This is an ongoing project that will continue into 2020 when the mold will then be replicated into glass and filled back up with its own glacier water. 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

Portraiture Redressed Read More

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

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