GRANTEES

2019 Cultural Grants

$1,542,519

Total Grants
in 2019

$1,103,890

Cultural Grants
in 2019

70

Cultural Grants
in 2019

2019 Cultural Grants

Abrons Arts Center

Abrons Arts Center

New York, NY

$25,000

to support the participation of 14 United States-based national arts presenters in the dunaPart Festival, organized by Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, in Budapest, Hungary in November 2019.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Lafayette, LA

$9,000

to support a two-month residency and solo exhibition for Bosnian-Croatian artist Lala Rascic at Acadiana Center for the Arts in summer 2019.

American Dance Festival

American Dance Festival

Durham, NC

$7,000

to bring an emerging choreographer from Russia to participate in American Dance Festival's 2019 International Choreographers Residency program in summer 2019.

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 2019.

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation

Water Mill, NY

$22,000

to bring three emerging, multidisciplinary artists from The Trust for Mutual Understanding’s geographic region to Watermill as part of the International Summer Program in July and August 2019.

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project

Nevada City, CA

$15,000

to send a team of four Nisenan tribal members to the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in St. Petersburg, Russia to study, document, and identify Nisenan ceremonial feather work cloaks and ethnographic holdings in August 2019.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$30,000

to support a series of inter-regional exchanges in 2019 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

$5,250

to support a series of grantwriting workshops in Dubrovnik, Osijek, Split, and Zagreb, Croatia conducted by Fritzie Brown in partnership with the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb in October 2019.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$10,000

to bring CEC ArtsLink St. Petersburg staff members Natalya Ergens and Lizaveta Matveeva from St. Petersburg, Russia to New York to participate in strategic planning sessions in July 2019 and to support travel for CEC Executive Director Simon Dove to Croatia, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia, and Ukraine to activate networks of alumni and identify partners for the ArtsLink Fellowships program and the upcoming ArtsLink Assembly in 2019.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$4,000

to bring Andras Torok, Director of Summa Artium in Budapest, Hungary, to New York City to conduct research on behalf of the Fortepan photograph creative commons project from May 27 through June 4, 2019.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$25,000

to support the participation of seven US-based artists and curators in the Art Prospect Symposium and Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Art Prospect Intensive, a three-week social practice art program for artists living and working in the countries of the former Soviet Union, in 2019 and 2020.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$15,000

to bring Art Prospect and ArtsLink Fellowships alumni from Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia as well as representatives from US-based ArtsLink Fellowships organizational hosts to the ArtsLink Assembly at Baruch College in New York City in November 2019.

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY

$20,000

to support a series of inter-regional exchanges in 2019 between visual and performing artists and environmentalists in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European countries, administered by Summa Artium in Budapest, Hungary.

Colleen Thomas Dance

Colleen Thomas Dance

New York, NY

$15,000

to support travel for Hungarian dancer Ildikó Tóth and Polish dance curator Joanna Lesnierowska to attend rehearsals for light and desire in New York City from August through September 2019, followed by the world premiere at New York Live Arts in March 2020.

Creative Time

Creative Time

New York, NY

$25,000

to support Russian and Central and Eastern European participation in the 2019 Creative Time 10th Anniversary Summit in New York City.

DFBRL8R Gallery

DFBRL8R Gallery

Chicago, IL

$5,000

to support travel for Berlin-based artist Drew Exildiscount and Serbian artist Milicia Lapcevic to participate in the screening of Running on Empty, a film by Berlin-based American performance artist Elana Katz examining Holocaust memory and postmemory, at DFBRL8R Gallery in Chicago, IL for one week in September 2019.

Dorrance Dance

Dorrance Dance

New York, NY

$15,000

to support Dorrance Dance’s performances of Myelination, Three to One, and Jungle Blues as well as accompanying masterclasses and workshops at the DanceInversion Bi-Annual International Contemporary Dance Festival in Moscow, Russia in September 2019.

Double Edge Theatre

Double Edge Theatre

Ashfield, MA

$7,000

to bring four early-career puppeteers from Budapest, Hungary to Ashfield, Massachusetts for a 12-week generative residency to design and build puppets, masks, and objects for Double Edge Theatre's 2019 Summer Spectacle, an original adaptation of The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Double Edge Theatre

Double Edge Theatre

Ashfield, MA

$30,000

to send four Double Edge artists to Central and Eastern Europe for two weeks in December 2019 to share practices with partners in connection with the company’s Art Justice initiative.

East European Folklife Center

East European Folklife Center

Berkeley, CA

$20,000

to support The YES Project, led by Sarah Ferholt and Michael Ginsburg, members of New York’s Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass band and longtime teaching artists, to travel to Macedonia and Serbia in July 2019 to investigate and share in the traditional structures of performance, ensemble work, and music education that endure in local Roma bands.

Emerson College

Emerson College

Boston, MA

$8,000

to support travel by HowlRound Director Jamie Gahlon and HowlRound Cultural Strategist Vijay Mathew to Bucharest and Cluj, Romania; Budapest, Hungary; and Prague, Czech Republic in April and May 2019.

Experimental Intermedia

Experimental Intermedia

New York, NY

$10,000

to bring 16 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 2019.

Flux Factory

Flux Factory

Long Island City, NY

$15,000

to support three-month residencies for Polish artist Marta Masternak and Russian artist Evgeny Zverev at Flux Factory in summer and fall 2019.

Fort Ross Conservancy

Fort Ross Conservancy

Jenner, CA

$2,500

to support performances by Saina Ekatherina Savvinova of the Sakha Republic at Fort Ross Conservancy’s “Alaska Native Day” in June 2019.

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas

New York, NY

$4,650

to support the participation of Zarouhie Abdalian, Joseph Andrew Rosenzweig, and Gala Porras-Kim in the Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art in Ekaterinburg, Russia in summer 2019.

Franklin Furnace Archive

Franklin Furnace Archive

Brooklyn, NY

$7,500

to support US-based artist Alina Bliumis's exhibition Political Animals, curated by Irena Popiashvili, at Y Gallery in Minsk, Belarus from October 9 through November 9, 2019.

Franklin Furnace Archive

Franklin Furnace Archive

Brooklyn, NY

$5,025

to support Croatian artist Zlatko Kopljar's travel to New York City and Philadelphia in November 2019 in preparation for his retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia in December 2019.

Gina Gibney Dance

Gina Gibney Dance

New York, NY

$10,000

to support a one-week planning residency in April 2019 for two Gibney Dance staff members to collaborate with Derida Dance Center in Sofia, Bulgaria and Dock 11 in Berlin, Germany on the development of an international platform designed to commission new work and provide residency opportunities for dance and performance artists.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, CA

$15,000

to support a two-month residency for Slovenian artist and scholar Marjetica Potrc at Headlands Center for the Arts in fall 2019.

Independent Curators International

Independent Curators International

New York, NY

$20,000

to bring US-based arts professionals to Prishtina, Kosovo to serve as faculty for courses that will train young arts professionals as part of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina’s Summer School as School in August 2019.

International Studio & Curatorial Program

International Studio & Curatorial Program

Brooklyn, NY

$12,000

to support a three-month residency for Latvian artist and educator Maija Kurseva at the International Studio & Curatorial Program from July 1 through September 30, 2019.

Jacob Burns Film Center

Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY

$35,000

to support the participation of 14 Romanian actors, critics, filmmakers, producers, and writers in the 14th edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema from October through December 2019.

Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Band

Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Band

Chandler, AZ

$14,000

to send Cisco and the Racecars, an award-winning, Arizona-based bluegrass band, to Ukraine for two weeks in June 2019 to give performances and conduct workshops.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

New York, NY

$15,000

to support a three-month residency in 2019 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 the participation of eight Kosovo-based artists in the Trojan Women Festival, a two-week-long series of performances, workshops, roundtable discussions, and exhibits celebrating the international community of artists that make up La MaMa’s Trojan Women Project, in December 2019.

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's Directors Lab from August 5 through 24, 2019.

Make Art With Purpose

Make Art With Purpose

Dallas, TX

$4,500

to support travel for US cultural producer Janeil Engelstad to Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia to conduct curatorial research for Voices from the Center, an oral history project examining how performing and visual artists and cultural producers have transformed their practices since 1989, in July 2019.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

$25,000

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 summer 2019.

Maryland Institute College of Art and Design

Maryland Institute College of Art and Design

Baltimore, MD

$25,000

to support bilateral exchanges between MICA’s Center for Social Design and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest, Hungary in 2019 and 2020.

Movement Research

Movement Research

New York, NY

$26,000

to support partner participation in the Global Practice Sharing program regional meeting on May 8, 2019 as part of the Baltic Dance Platform in Vilnius, Lithuania

New York City Center

New York City Center

New York, NY

$10,000

to support performances of the Mariinsky Ballet as part of the Fall for Dance Festival in October 2019.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts

Brooklyn, NY

$3,500

to support cultural manager and curator Katherina Vasiliadis’ participation in events surrounding the development of a devised work by TRIBE, a new multidisciplinary performance company under the artistic direction of choreographer Shamel Pitts, in New York in December 2019.

New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY

$11,700

to support Hungarian dramaturg Bence Biro and Hungarian director Tamas Ordog's participation in New York Theatre Workshop's annual Dartmouth College residency in August 2019.

Peabody Opera

Peabody Opera

Baltimore, MD

$22,000

to support the rehearsal process and premiere of the English language production of Hungarian director Béla Pintér's opera A Bajnok (The Champion) at Peabody Opera in Baltimore in February 2020.

Philadelphia Dance Projects

Philadelphia Dance Projects

Philadelphia, PA

$10,000

to support two Philadelphia-based choreographers’ participation in the three-week Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artist Exchange residency hosted by The Workshop Foundation in Budapest, Hungary from September 20 through October 13, 2019.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York, NY

$7,000

to support Hungarian theatrical scholar Mate Gaspar's participation in rehearsals for Addressless, a production built in collaboration between Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Stereo Akt in Budapest, Hungary, for five days in May 2019 and to support the participation of Mate Gaspar and the Addressless creative team (Martin Boross, Jonathan Payne, Katie Pearl, and Daniella Topol) at The Gathering, an inaugural event hosted by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2019.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$7,000

to support travel related to activities surrounding the 20th anniversary celebration of P74 Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$115,000

to bring award recipients from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the United States in 2019 and 2020 as part of the Young Visual Artists Award program.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$10,000

to support a three-month residency for Hungarian artist Adam Albert from September 1 through November 30, 2019.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$5,500

to support a one-month residency for Hungarian curator Barnabas Bencsik from October 1 through October 30, 2019.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY

$3,775

to support a two-week research and curatorial trip for Boshko Boskovic to Poznan, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland in September 2019.

Rutgers University

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

$5,735

to support travel for Dr. Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor, Rutgers University Departments of Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology, to conduct meetings and give a public presentation in Tirana, Albania in May 2019.

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco, CA

$5,000

to present the US premiere of Fuel, an award-winning solo play about the life of Russian technology businessman David Yang, written by Yevgeny Kazachkov, directed by Semion Aleksandrovskiy, and performed by Maxim Fomin, at San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2020.

So Percussion

So Percussion

Brooklyn, NY

$8,000

to support a five-day educational residency and performances for So Percussion in Klaipéda, Lithuania from September 28 through October 5, 2019.

The Drama League of New York

The Drama League of New York

New York, NY

$30,000

to support The Drama League’s 2019/2020 bilateral US/Bulgaria Directors Exchange program.

The Graduate Center Foundation

The Graduate Center Foundation

New York, NY

$15,000

to support Polish participation in the creation of the The Cloud, a performance piece by Belarussian choreographer Arkadi Zaides that will be exhibited at the James Gallery in New York City in 2020.

The Imaginists

The Imaginists

Santa Rosa, CA

$10,000

to bring Hungarian artistic team Arpad Schilling (director), Ildiko Sagodi (production manager and dramaturg), and Anna Maria Lang (co-writer) to Santa Rosa, CA for a three-week generative work-session to begin the development of the original piece The Gun in July and August 2019.

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, NJ

$39,000

to support a two-year art historian exchange program between the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, which will allow five specialists from each institution to research their counterpart’s collection of Soviet Nonconformist art in 2019 and 2020.

The Relationship

The Relationship

New York, NY

$14,000

to support performances of Walid Raad’s performance/installation Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead at the Mladi Levi festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia in August 2019 and the Homo Novus festival in Riga, Latvia in September 2019.

The Sidney Mishkin Gallery

The Sidney Mishkin Gallery

New York, NY

$20,000

to support Russian artists and curators to present the exhibition The Brotherhood of the New Blockheads at The Mishkin Gallery at CUNY Baruch College from November 6, 2019 through February 14, 2020.

The Wooster Group

The Wooster Group

New York, NY

$20,000

to support performances of A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique), The Wooster Group’s collaboration with Dorota Krakowska, Polish theater director Tadeusz Kantor’s daughter, at Krakow’s National Stary Teatr in November 2019.

Theater Mitu

Theater Mitu

Brooklyn, NY

$10,000

to send director Rubén Polendo and nine members of Theater Mitu to the MESS Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to present Remnant, an original documentary theater piece on war and loss, from September 27 through October 6, 2019.

Theatre for a New Audience

Theatre for a New Audience

New York, NY

$10,000

to support performances of Why?, a production based on the methodologies and writings of Russian master director Vsevolod Meyerhold, at Theatre for a New Audience as part of a larger, New York City-wide slate of events celebrating Peter Brook's storied career in the theater in September and October 2019.

Tricklock Company

Tricklock Company

Albuquerque, NM

$35,000

to bring Gardzienice Center for Theatre Practices and Teatr Figur Kraków from Poland to Albuquerque as part of Tricklock Company's 20th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival in March 2020.

Trisha Brown Company

Trisha Brown Company

New York, NY

$10,000

to support a month-long creative residency to set Brown’s 2004 dance work O zlozony/O composite on the Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow, Russia in April 2019.

University of Northern Iowa Foundation

University of Northern Iowa Foundation

Cedar Falls, IA

$5,000

to send Itelmen language teacher Tatiana Zaeva from Kamchatka, Russia to the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference, hosted by Purdue University Fort Wayne, from October 30 through November 2, 2019.

WaxFactory

WaxFactory

New York, NY

$5,000

to support SITI Company ensemble member and master educator Barney O’Hanlon’s 10-day residency in Rijeka, Croatia as part of the inaugural edition of Croatian Cultural Alliance’s Contemporary Performance Practices program in July 2019.

WaxFactory

WaxFactory

New York, NY

$35,000

to support travel for WaxFactory co-founders Erika Latta and Ivan Talijancic and three US designers to Rijeka, Croatia to engage in pre-production activities in January 2020, followed by performances of LADYFROMTHESEA as part of Rijeka 2020–European Capital of Culture in June 2020.

Women's Studio Workshop

Women's Studio Workshop

Kingston, NY

$8,255

to support a two-week research trip for Artistic Director Erin Zona to Czech Republic, Estonia, and Poland to conduct meetings with potential partner organizations in fall 2019.

Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Drama

New Haven, CT

$10,000

to support Tom Sellar’s travel to Croatia, Romania, and Russia to seek out seminal theater artists and writers, and to support their travel to Yale University in 2019 and 2020.