GRANTEES

2018 Cultural Grants

$1,666,402

Total Grants
in 2018

$1,210,902

Cultural Grants
in 2018

70

Cultural Grants
in 2018

2018 Cultural Grants

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, CA

$14,000

to support a two-month residency for Moscow-based artist Maria Agureeva as part of 18th Street Arts Center’s Visiting International Artists Residency Program from August 1st through September 29th, 2018.

Abrons Arts Center

Abrons Arts Center

New York, NY

$14,000

to support the Hungary Live Festival, created by K2 Company from Budapest, Hungary, at Abrons Arts Center in June 2018.

Apex Art Curatorial Program

Apex Art Curatorial Program

New York, NY

$5,000

to bring Tbilisi-based artist and curator Mariam Natroshvili to participate in the 2018-19 New York City Fellowship program in September 2018.

ArKtype Productions

ArKtype Productions

San Francisco, CA

$40,000

to support The American Democracy Series, curated by Tommy Kreigsmann, at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Romania in June 2018.

Artists Upstairs

Artists Upstairs

Baltimore, MD

$15,000

to support travel associated with the research and development of the quarterly Hungarian Letter of News by “Szinhaz” Hungarian theater magazine co-editors in 2018.

Baltimore Annex Theatre

Baltimore Annex Theatre

Baltimore, MD

$1,500

to support performances of Lindsey Griffith's solo performance Horse People at the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival in Yerevan, Armenia in October 2018

Bard College

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

$15,000

to support a five-week residency for eight Russian singers who will participate in a new production of Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece The Demon at Bard College’s Summerscape Festival from July 27th through August 5th, 2018.

Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn, NY

$6,900

to support a two-week research trip for Janka Vukmir, head of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, to Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City in September 2018

CalArts Center for New Performance

CalArts Center for New Performance

Valencia, CA

$20,000

to bring Teatr Studio Artistic Director Natalia Korczakowska and three Teatr Studio artists from Warsaw, Poland to the Center for New Performance for a six-week developmental residency of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz’s The Metaphysics of a Two-headed Calf in fall 2018.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$9,000

to bring CEC Program Director Susan Katz from St. Petersburg, Russia to New York to participate in strategic planning sessions, and to support travel for CEC Executive Director Simon Dove to Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Russia, and Ukraine to build connections with the CEC ArtsLink staff members in St. Petersburg and to activate networks of alumni in CEC partner countries in 2018.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$25,000

to support a series of inter-regional exchanges in 2018 between visual and performing artists and environmentalists in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European countries, organized by Summa Artium in Budapest, Hungary.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$20,000

to bring five young artists, curators, and art managers working in the fields of public and social practice art to New York and Philadelphia as part of CEC ArtsLink’s Arts Leadership Fellows program in July 2018.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$6,000

to support a two-week visit to New York for CEC ArtsLink St. Petersburg staff members Natalya Ergens and Lizaveta Matveeva in July 2018 to participate in strategic planning meetings as well as CEC’s Arts Leadership Fellows program.

Center for International Theatre Development

Center for International Theatre Development

Baltimore, MD

$12,000

to support a lecture tour by Hungarian theater critic and journalist Dr. Noémi Herczog to Baltimore, Boston, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. in October 2018 and to support Hungarian theater critic Andrea Tompa's participation in the final days of rehearsal and the opening performances of Promenade Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM in November 2018

Center for International Theatre Development

Center for International Theatre Development

Baltimore, MD

$15,000

to support Russian theater director and writer Yury Urnov’s travel between Russia and the United States during the 2018/19 theatrical seasons to conduct interviews related to the online publication The Russian Notebook.

City Center

City Center

New York, NY

$25,000

to support the Mariinsky Ballet’s participation in a four-day festival celebrating George Balanchine in fall 2018 as part of City Center’s 75th anniversary season.

Clockshop

Clockshop

Los Angeles, CA

$14,000

to support participation for two artists from Central, Eastern, or Southeastern Europe in the What, How & for Whom Akademija in Zagreb, Croatia in 2018 and 2019.

Collapsable Giraffe

Collapsable Giraffe

New York, NY

$7,500

to support the participation of actors Jelena Galovic and Uros Mladenovic, dramaturg Suncica Milosavlevjic, and creative producer Milan Vraçar in a week-long developmental residency of playwright Aaron Landsman’s new performance work Language Reversal, created in collaboration with the Serbian NGO Kulturanova, in March 2018.

Colleen Thomas Dance

Colleen Thomas Dance

New York, NY

$12,000

to send Artistic Director Colleen Thomas, three dancers, and one musician to Lublin, Poland to rehearse and premiere Honoring Intuition in collaboration with six Belarusian, Polish, and Ukrainian dancers in November 2018.

Congress for Jewish Culture

Congress for Jewish Culture

New York, NY

$3,355

to support Yiddish Cosmos, the first solo exhibition of New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks in Moscow at the Centre for Creative Industries "Fabrika" in summer 2019

Creative Time

Creative Time

New York, NY

$20,000

to support Russian and Central and Eastern European participation in the Creative Time Summit in Miami, Florida in November 2018.

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas, TX

$10,000

to support an exhibition of Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov at Dallas Contemporary from September through December 2018. 

David Eden Productions

David Eden Productions

Brooklyn, NY

$50,000

to support a three-week tour of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a collaboration between the Pushkin Theatre from Moscow and Cheek by Jowl, the international theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, to the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Cutler Majestic Theater at Emerson College in October 2018.

DFBRL8R

DFBRL8R

Chicago, IL

$1,824

to support screenings and discussion events around American artist Elana Katz's film Running on Empty, which captures her durational performance of the same name, at KC Grad cultural space, The Faculty of Media and Technology, and DKSG student cultural center in Belgrade, Serbia in November 2018

Double Edge Theatre

Double Edge Theatre

Ashfield, MA

$15,000

to support Polish and Russian participation in an international coalition of producing and presenting partners around the creation and performance of Leonora and Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro as part of Peak Performances at Montclair State University in March 2018.

Experimental Intermedia

Experimental Intermedia

New York, NY

$10,000

to bring eight American, multi-genre musicians to Riga, Latvia for performances, masterclasses, and lectures at the Skanu Mezs Festival for Adventurous Music and Film Art in October 2018.

Flux Factory

Flux Factory

Long Island City, NY

$12,000

to support the Social Practice Residency, a three-month residency for Ukrainian artists Yulia Kostereva and Yuriy Kruchak, from September 1st through November 30th, 2018.

FotoFest

FotoFest

Houston, TX

$15,000

to a support an exhibition for emerging Czech photographers Gabriela Kolcavová; Vojtech V. Sláma, Igor Malijevský, and Roman Franc from January through March 2019.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

New York, NY

$7,500

supplementary award to support artist travel to Central and Eastern Europe to present work, participate in festivals, and collaborate with local artists through Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ 2018 Emergency Grants program.

Giant Steps Music

Giant Steps Music

San Francisco, CA

$10,000

to support a four-week fellowship for Armenian musician and vocalist Sevana Tchakerian and a female musician from the Balkans, Caucasus, or Central Asia as a part of the Music Action Lab in fall 2018.

Go North! Adventure Learning

Go North! Adventure Learning

Willow, AK

$15,000

to bring the Siberian Yupik Atuq ensemble “Kallaneqs” from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska to the Siberian Yupik community of Novo Chaplino in Chukotka, Russia to exchange artistic experiences during an eight-day residency hosted by the community’s “Solyncho” ensemble, culminating in performances at the annual Seamammal Hunters Festival in July 2018.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, CA

$12,000

to support a two-month residency for visual artist Lucia Tallova from Bratislava, Slovakia in spring 2018.

Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center

Chicago, IL

$10,000

to bring Macedonian visual artists Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski to Hyde Park Art Center for an eight-week residency in July and August 2018.

Jacob Burns Film Center

Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY

$30,000

to support the participation of ten Romanian actors, critics, filmmakers, producers, and writers in the 13th edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema in November and December 2018.

Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Band

Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Band

Chandler, AZ

$10,000

to send six bluegrass musicians and Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Band Executive Director Anni Beach to Ukraine for a week-long tour of performances and workshops in July 2018.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

New York, NY

$18,000

to support the participation of five US-based museum professionals in the third Biennale of Museum Design in St. Petersburg, Russia in fall 2018.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

New York, NY

$15,000

to support a three-month residency in 2018 for a Russian visual artist at the American Academy in Rome.

La MaMa E.T.C.

La MaMa E.T.C.

New York, NY

$20,000

to support performances of 55 Shades of Gay, the latest work by Kosovo’s Jeton Neziraj and his production company Qendra Multimedia, as part of La MaMa’s 57th season in March 2019.

La MaMa E.T.C.

La MaMa E.T.C.

New York, NY

$10,000

to support a one-week residency for playwright Aaron Landsman in Serbia in summer 2018 and a three-week rehearsal and workshop period in NYC for Serbian activist Jelena Galovic, Serbian director Suncica Milosavljevic, Serbian actor and educator Uros Mladenovic, and Serbian creative producer and director of Kulturanova Milan Vracar in preparation for performances of the original piece Language Reversal at La MaMa in October 2018.

Lark Play Development Center

Lark Play Development Center

New York, NY

$25,000

to support three months of research on cultural philanthropy and best practices in the audiovisual industry for Romanian cultural specialist Corina Suteu in New York City and Los Angeles in spring 2018.

Lark Play Development Center

Lark Play Development Center

New York, NY

$60,000

to support The Lark's Russia/United States Playwright Exchange in 2018 and 2019.

Legion Arts

Legion Arts

Cedar Rapids, IA

$5,000

to send American playwright W. David Hancock to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia to develop the script for Cathexis #1: Truth on Trial, an interactive theatrical event, September 3rd through October 1st, 2018.

Lincoln Center Theater

Lincoln Center Theater

New York, NY

$10,000

to support the participation of two directors from TMU’s geographic region in the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab from August 6th through 25th, 2018.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

$18,823

to support a bilateral exchange between MICA’s Center for Social Design and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary in 2018.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Baltimore, MD

$30,000

to expand opportunities for US-based artists and ensembles invited to prestigious festivals in TMU’s geographic region who apply to the USArtists International program in 2019.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York, NY

$17,000

to support performances of Shamel Pitts’ Black Velvet and Black Hole at Dock 11/Eden in Berlin, Germany and Derida Dance Center in Sofia, Bulgaria in September 2018.

New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY

$9,400

to bring Bulgarian theater director Vasilena Radeva and Hungarian dramaturg Laszlo Upor to New York Theatre Workshop's summer residency program at Dartmouth College in August 2018.

New York University Skirball Center

New York University Skirball Center

New York, NY

$3,000

to support performances of Bulgarian performance artist Ivo Dimchev’s P Project in October 2018.

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Andover, MA

$30,000

to support a Central or Eastern European conservation professional’s participation in a 55-day, advanced training internship in photograph conservation at NEDCC in fall 2018.

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Andover, MA

$15,000

to support Central and Eastern European and Russian participation in a three-day professional development symposium at the Croatian State Archives in spring of 2019.

Philadelphia Dance Projects

Philadelphia Dance Projects

Philadelphia, PA

$10,000

to support two Hungarian choreographers’ participation in the three-week Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artist Exchange residency in Philadelphia in fall 2018.

Pontus Lidberg Dance

Pontus Lidberg Dance

Brooklyn, NY

$6,600

to support performances of Pontus Lidberg Dance's Siren at the MAP Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan in November 2018

q-Staff Theatre

q-Staff Theatre

Albuquerque, NM

$13,000

supplemental award to bring Martin Boross and Julia Jakubowska of STEREO Akt in Budapest, Hungary to Albuquerque in October 2018 to develop, rehearse, and create the original theater piece/bus tour Promenade Albuquerque.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$21,000

to support the Young Visual Artists Award (YVAA) program regional meeting in Croatia in June 2018.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$125,000

to bring award recipients from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the United States in 2018 and 2019 as part of the Young Visual Artists Awards program.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$10,000

to support a three-month residency for Hungarian visual arts duo Borsos Lorinc at Residency Unlimited from September 1 through November 30, 2018.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$6,450

to support the project Good Practices, a series of workshops by the artist Goran Stojcetovic to build capacity for NGOs in Zagreb, Skopje, and Sarajevo in 2018-9.

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco, CA

$15,000

to present ANTIWORDS by the Czech Spitfire Company at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2019.

Single Carrot Theatre

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore, MD

$3,800

to send NYC-based lighting designer Christina Watanabe to Panic Button Theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct a lighting design laboratory and workshop for Bulgarian theater directors and designers in October and November 2018.

Slought Foundation

Slought Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

$40,000

to support the multidisciplinary project Everything was forever, until it was no more, a series of exchanges to map, engage, and share knowledge across borders between a network of civic institutions working on civil society initiatives based in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Romania, Slovakia, and the United States from July 2018 through July 2020.

Spaceworks

Spaceworks

Brooklyn, NY

$7,000

to support a week-long exchange trip for three Spaceworks’ staff members to Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia in November 2018 to meet with peer organizations and exchange best practices.

The Drama League

The Drama League

New York, NY

$30,000

to support The Drama League’s 2018/2019 bilateral US/Bulgaria and US/Romania Directors Exchange programs, and to develop partnerships with the Polish theater community.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY

$34,000

to support the 2018 Russian Museum Exchange Program, which will bring seven staff members from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the State Hermitage, and the Moscow Kremlin museums together to conduct curatorial and conservation research and share administrative and fundraising best practices.

The Strand Theater Company

The Strand Theater Company

Baltimore, MD

$2,250

to support Baltimore-based theater director Susan Stroupe’s participation in the Varna International Theatre Festival & National Showcase in Varna, Bulgaria in June 2018.

The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center

New York, NY

$22,000

to bring three emerging, multidisciplinary artists from TMU’s geographic region to Watermill as part of the International Summer Program in July and August 2018.

The Wilma Theater

The Wilma Theater

Philadelphia, PA

$30,000

to support a two-week planning visit in August 2018 and a six-week rehearsal residency in October 2018 for Moscow-based theater director Yury Urnov in preparation for the November 2018 opening of playwright Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play.

The Wilma Theater

The Wilma Theater

Philadelphia, PA

$15,000

to bring Russian theater director Dmitry Krymov and his collaborative team to Philadelphia to lead the HotHouse Company in a two-week workshop exploration of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in November and December 2018.

WaxFactory

WaxFactory

New York, NY

$5,000

to support WaxFactory co-founder Ivan Talijancic’s travel to Rijeka, Croatia for two weeks in June 2018 to conduct pre-production activities in conjunction with a large-scale, site-specific performance slated for 2020 as part of RIJEKA 2020/European Capital of Culture.

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Minneapolis, MN

$10,000

to support a curatorial research residency for St. Petersburg-based duo TOK (Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits) to further develop their project States of Control at the Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota in fall 2018 and to support continued research in 2019 in preparation for an exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum from January-March 2020.

Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Drama

New Haven, CT

$10,000

to support Tom Sellar’s travel to Croatia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia to seek out seminal theater artists and writers, and to support their travel to Yale University in 2018 and 2019.