Grantees All Years

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

Very Serious Theatre

Messenger Theatre Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Very Serious Theatre features masked performers who attempt to stage Shakespeare’s plays but always mess them up. For our two improvised performances to International High School at LGCC, we incorporated what the students were reading so we did a comedy mash-up of Romeo and Juliet and The Stranger. Read More

“Immortal Structures: Here & There After”

Mijares, Maria

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The MORRIS MUSEUM in Morristown, NJ, hosted a one-woman exhibition of contemporary realist paintings entitled, “IMMORTAL STRUCTURES: Here & There After” (January 31 - March 31, 2013) Fifty-five paintings spanned 30 years and the Atlantic Ocean. Read More

It Takes a Village

Minnerly, Denise

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Where we live is fundamental to our human identity and our overall well being. Our dwellings represent us in an economic and social setting. My exploration using the home as a metaphor, for the last twenty years, has been to address these very issu Read More

Direct Route

Minty, Pam

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Direct Route ​observes a blind woman navigating her domestic surroundings, presented alongside landscape images and the retelling of memories prior to losing her vision. Read More

MIRA Annual Art Exhibit

Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Welcoming Missouri, an initiative of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, as part of Welcoming America, a national campaign to build mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and US-born communities, engages immigrant and welcoming com Read More

Musical for Women

ML Droz / Ayil Arts

Year Grant Awarded: 2009

In accordance with the values of Jewish tradition, this production accommodates Sabbath laws and the need for women-only performance setting. The original script with music follows the lives and struggles of 7 women in the orthodox Jewish community. Read More

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