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Specific Opportunity Stipend

Samuel Buggeln

  • The Cherry Arts
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sam applied on behalf of The Cherry to present live streaming theatre, written by collective of writers, all exploring life under quarantine.
  • website: http://www.thecherry.org

Erin Caruth

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Erin is a mixed media artist who was invited to participate in a Corning Glass Intensive week-long workshop.
  • website: http://www.mudroomstudios.com

Alison Fromme

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Alison, a local writer, has been awarded a grant to hire an editor for her finished manuscript.
  • website: http://www.alisonfromme.com

Sarah Gotowka

  • Luna Fiber Studio
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sarah's Luna Fiber Studio moved from a remote 2nd floor location to a storefront in Trumansburg, an incredible opportunity to expand her dye and weaving studio.
  • website: http://www.lunafiberstudio.com

Hannah Graeper Carver

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Hannah had the opportunity to purchase a large gas kiln so that she can expand her business to offer soda firing workshops, and offer kiln space and workshops to the community!
  • website: http://www.hannahgraeperpottery.com

Sarah Hennies

  • Neighbors Gallery
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sarah and Mara Baldwin founded Neighbors Gallery in downtown Ithaca in 2017. This local indie/DIY gallery spot is now on West Hill (larger!). Funds are for renovations.
  • website: http://www.sarah-hennies.com

Chris Holmes, and Kenneth McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Chris and Kenneth have the opportunity to film a proof of concept film to use for further development for their script "10 Short Films About Race" www.kennethmclaurin.com, and chris' website below
  • website: http://www.littlewhaleproductions.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Elisa is a musician who will use her grant to professional record her compositions.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Sorayya Khan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Sorraya is a writer who will be speaking and presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference panel in Texas.
  • website: http://www.sorayyakhan.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Becky is a filmmaker who will be using her grant to cover the submission fees for a Virtual Reality proposal for the Oculus Launch Pad Fellowship.
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Jay LeemingClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Jay is a writer using his grant to cover the costs associated with his series of storytelling events being hosted at The Cherry.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Mary is a filmmaker and musician, currently working on a project titled "Senior Year, The Podcast" which features interviews with high school seniors.
  • website: http://www.marylorson.com

Edith Otchin McCrea

  • Magic Garden Puppets
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Edith is the director of Magic Garden Puppets (now part of Lilypad Puppet Theater). She is launching a new expanded company with the opportunity to create an adaptation of a new children's piece.
  • website: http://www.lilypadpuppettheatre.org

David Neal

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Nia is a performer who will be using her grant to secure a brand, a website, and additional materials for performance based lectures.
  • website: https://faculty.ithaca.edu/nnunn/

Jari Poulin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Jari is developing and publishing an Exhibition Proposal Catalog for award winning bodies of work to seek further opportunities for exhibits.
  • website: http://www.jaripoulin.com

Bradley Rappa

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Bradley is a filmmaker invited to an exclusive Iceland residency on Global Warming.
  • website: http://www.tensquaremiles.org

Emily Richards

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Emily is a musician attending the American Choral Directors Conference.

Karen Rodriguez

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Karen has the opportunity to create a film centering around local jazz dance instructor Nancy Gaspar and an upcoming performance.
  • website: http://www.karenrodriguez.net

Jaclyn Smith

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Jaclyn has the opportunity to present an evening of a reading from her short fiction, on living with autism, followed by a Q&A.

Christi Sobel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Christi is a visual artist working on the establishment of the "Little Red Wagon" annual craft show LLC.
  • website: http://www.christisobel.com

Steven Stull

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Steve is a vocalist using this grant as an opportunity to perform and commission further work.
  • website: http://www.operacowpokes.com

Caleb R Thomas

Melissa Tuckey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Melissa is an author who will be updating her website and creating other media for her upcoming promotions.
  • website: http://www.melissatuckey.net

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Linda is a puppeteer who will attend an invite-only Intensive Puppetry Training workshop.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Treacy ZieglerClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Treacy has the amazing opportunity of a solo exhibit at the Erie Art Museum, in which she'll be able to exhibit (for the first time) massive (56 feet length) animal sculptures paper cast from letters from prisoners she receives as art di
  • website: http://www.treacyzieglerfineart.com

Annemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Annemarie is a visual artist who works with community public art projects. SOS supports her invitation to speak and present at the Boston Arts Equity Summit.
  • website: http://www.zwackart.com

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