Grantees All Years

Making Contact Media Justice Fellowship

Making Contact

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Making Contact produces media that analyzes critical issues and showcases grassroots solutions, in order to inspire audiences to action. Read More

Undue Influence: the power of Police and Prison Guards’ Unions

Making Contact/ National Radio Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Puffin Foundation supported the production and distribution of an edition of Making Contact investigating the undue influence of police and prison guards’ unions. MC’s radio documentary series can be heard on 141 stations and at www.radioproject.org Read More

No Mercy Art Exhibition:An Exploration of farm Animal Cruelty

Mara, Lefebvre

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The No Mercy Art Exhibition project is a mixed media art installation of multiple small scale sculptures created by Mara Lefebvre with additional sculptures crafted by members of the community. The exhibition, lectures by animal advocates and hands Read More

OPHELIA

Marcin, Nadja Verena

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

“OPHELIA” is an architectural performance and video sculpture that draws from the Shakespearean character and Millais’s homonymous painting (1851-52) and re-imagines this mythical character within the framework of gender inequality and climate change. Read More

Bang! Bang!

Margi Weir

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

“Bang! Bang!” is the title of a traveling solo exhibition that dealt with gun violence, social justice and systemic racism. It consisted of four to six installation works and three paintings that traveled to Coastal Carolina University, St. Louis Community College (Ferguson) and Tulsa Oklahoma. Read More

Justice in America

Margi Weir

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Justice in America is a series of paintings that deal with the privatization and institutional racism in the U.S. prison system, military prisons, rendition, and immigration cruelty. The floor piece is about the tent cities where children were held after being separated from their parents. Read More

In the Lion’s Den

Mark Judelson

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

“In the Lion’s Den” featured Mark Judelson as Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in early 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan. The presentation, written by Mr. Judelson included musicians Anna Teigen on violin and Steve Lee on Read More

With Our Eyes Closed

Mark Ludak

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

In 2015, I photographed the memorial site for the nine parishioners murdered by Dylan Roof at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Among those killed was the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney; three victims survived. One of those victims, Felicia Sanders said in a news Read More

The Materiality of Impermanence

Marroquin, Sharon

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Materiality of Impermanence is an evening-length dance production based on my journey as a breast cancer survivor. A post-performance panel, "Art and Healing", features breast cancer survivors who have used art to transform their experience. Read More

Frenemies

Martinelli, Mirella

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Frenemies is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the close yet conflicted relationship between the United States and Cuba from 1950 to 2020. How much longer can this small Caribbean island survive the longest embargo in history? Read More

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