Grantees All Years

The Federico García Lorca Mural #4

Artmakers Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The fourth and last of the Federico García Lorca Murals is based on Lorca's poem Sleepless City/Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne. It brings the poetry of the Spanish poet and dramatist to the streets and celebrates the multiculturalism of Bushwick, Brooklyn Read More

Playback Theatre Festival 2012

Arts Rising

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

October 5-8 2012, D.C, the Playback Theatre Festival "Making Life Visible" convened 150 performing artists, from 39 troupes, featured 40 workshops on social impact and artistry, and offered community plenaries and 6 public performances. Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Youth Vandalism Through Beautification

Arts to Grow

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Arts to Grow students ages 6 and up living in Lincoln Park Apartments in Newark worked with visual arts TA Catt Melendez to create a mural celebrating their neighborhood. Read More

Paid, art and skill-building internships for teens

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

“I developed a stronger sense of responsibility and a more positive outlook on my community.” That’s what one ArtWorks’ high school intern said about their internship. Thirty-four teens not only earned income, but explored their creativity, helped the community, and developed transferable job skil Read More

Nurse Asistio: Living the Filipino American Dream

Asistio, Lesley

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Nurse Asistio is about a Pilipina woman, who in an attempt to fulfill her mother’s hopes for her to become a nurse, tries to attain the American Dream while still staying true to her roots. This multi-character, surrealist-comedy explores dreams, happiness, relationships, and self-actualization. Read More

Aliza Augustine-Photographic Constructions

Augustine, Aliza

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Aliza Augustine’s series of photographs entitled Playing Grown Up and Is It Safe are narratives using miniature dolls. The Puffin Grant helped pay for printing and mounting photographs for a solo show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, Read More

Where You From? What You Be About?

Avilés, Eric

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

"Where You From? What You Be About?" is an autobiographical play addressing issues of poverty, racism, and gun violence, and the need for healing. Read More

E Pluribus Unum: Dinétah

Axle Projects

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

This free mobile portrait studio was in locations on and near the Navajo Nation for two weeks, creating over 800 photo portraits. One copy of each was distributed to each participant; another was pasted to the exterior of the gallery-studio. Read More

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte

Bacon, David

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

In the Fields of the North tells the story of the migration, grinding poverty yet vibrant culture of indigenous Mexican farmworkers on the Pacific Coast. Read More

Hands up Dis/Unity Make This Not Us Against Them aka Border Conjure Dazzle

Baker-Tarpaga, Esther

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

A performance installation created by an interdisciplinary team united to confront racism through art. Read More

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