Grantees All Years

Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money

McEwen, Christian

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Legal Tender is a play about women's relationship to money. It is based on interviews with 46 different women, ranging in age from 6 to 94, and is composed like a collage, pieced together out of stories, choruses and quotations. The set is minimal. Read More

The North Wind and the Sun

McLaurin, Cathy

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The North Wind and the Sun tells the story of a community in significant transition both economically and demographically. It is an interrogation of what meaning can be made of home when home is a distant place in ever-shifting territory. Read More

Orchestrating Change

Me2/Orchestra, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Orchestrating Change is the feature documentary that tells the inspiring story of the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness. Read More

Sacrifice Zones

Media Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Sacrifice Zones, a one-hour radio documentary, investigates the push to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel export hub and tracks opposition to these proposals from broad segments of the community. Read More

IN HER SHOES

Media Projects Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

IN HERS SHOES is a documentary about Dallas County female inmates participating in an innovative art and writing course where they reflect on where they have been, where they are, and where they hope to go through their relationship with shoes and the long, winding paths they have traveled with them Read More

Small Town, Turn Away

Medina, Dolissa

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

A documentary portrait of the filmmaker’s Mexican-American border hometown of Brownsville, Texas 30 years after she left as a queer teenager, following in the footsteps of a cousin who died from AIDS. Meditating on home, history and migration, the director explores how place can exile and embrace. Read More

The Loneliest

Mehrel, Lilian

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Go 'behind-the-scenes' of British nature show Ocean Discovery in this comic mockumentary short film: Violet (a wry camera-girl) Ingrid (a passionate marine biologist) look for the loneliest whale (with a voice too high for other whales to hear.) Read More

Fracking Photographs (2014)

Merolla, Brandi

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

I illustrate the many dangers associated with the entire fracking production process in my staged photographs, telling big stories with little figures. These vintage figurines are now living in an industrial nightmare just like many Americans. Read More

Fracking Photographs

Merolla, Brandi

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

I illustrate the many dangers associated with the entire fracking production process in my staged photographs, telling big stories with little figures. These vintage figurines are now living in an industrial nightmare just like many Americans. They, are us. BAN FRACKING NOW! Read More

The Climate Change Solutions Project: Billboard Art

Merolla, Brandi

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

I enlarged one of my Climate Change Solutions images into a large billboard. Public art has the power to connect with the curious and unite the viewers. 18,000 cars pass this billboard weekly reading "SOLAR POWER!" Thank you to The Puffin Foundation for making this project happen! Read More

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