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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

John Bunge

  • Bunge
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Performance and recording of a new music for banjo, voila, clarinet and piano titled "A Canon for Reunion."
  • website: https://jab182.wixsite.com/johnbunge

Charity Burger

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" October 2020: Charity is transforming a school bus into an auxiliary workspace and Art Bus for community art making
  • website: http://yourartclub.com

Eva Capobianco

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Funds to help completion of new mixed media sculptural work for 2021 exhibit at State of the Art Gallery.
  • website: http://evasculpture.com
  • phone: 6073518974

Regi Carpenter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" March 2021: Regi is a storyteller, performer and workshop leader. SOS will help her take her "Grief Speaks" storytelling workshops online.
  • website: http://www.regicarpenter.com

Mee Ae Caughey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: "Visceral," five outdoor filmed dance performances, streamed through thecherry.org (Cherry Arts)
  • website: https://mandycaughey.wixsite.com/meeae

Rachel Dickinson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" October 2020: Costs associated with completion of a book of essays for Cornell University Press
  • website: http://racheldickinson.com

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

Kate Doyle

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Funds are supporting Kate's attendance at Creative Residency Program, Hambridge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, in Georgia.
  • website: http://www.katedoylewriter.com

Christine Elfman

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Christine (photographer) received funds for her solo exhibition "Hold Fast," at the Penumbra Foundation in New York City.
  • website: https://www.christineelfman.com/

Lily Gershon

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Creation of a series of virtual puppet music videos for online audiences.
  • website: http://lilypadpuppettheatre.org

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

Priscilla Hummel

  • Walking on Water Productions
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Purchase of equipment to produce theatrical work virtually and record future performances for Walking on Water Productions.
  • website: http://walkingonwaterproductions.org

Irina Kassabova

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Virtual Art shipped for participation in the Contemporary Venice Art Fair in Italy.
  • website: http://irinakassabova.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Completion of new album of 12 original songs for International online teaching
  • website: http://elisamusic.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Elisa is a singer, composer and teacher. SOS funds will help with recording costs of new neo-soul music for international online teaching.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Rachel Lampert

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Jay is storyteller, and funds supported the purchase of a quality microphone for his podcasts, recordings, festival submissions, and online events.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.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

Elbonee (SingTrece) McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" October 2020: Album of new songs with professional electronic press kit, and a merchandise package.
  • website: http://SingTrece.com

Kenneth McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Creating the Short Film, "So You Think You're Anti-Racist Competition" with theatrical trailer and press kit.
  • website: http://kennethmclaurin.com

Leanora Mims

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Leanora is a fiber artist whose quilts tell the stories of individuals, families and communities. SOS supported Leanora's membership in the annual Greater Ithaca Art Trail.

Neighbors Gallery

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: SOS funds supported the artists, and costs associated with the Neighbors Gallery on West Hill.
  • website: http://www.neighborsgallery.com

Novel Slices

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Novel Slices is a new literary magazine, co-founded by local writer Hardy Griffin. SOS supported fees associated with obtaining not-for-profit status.
  • website: http://www.novelslices.com

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Development of video for the Cornell Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP)and Black Consciousness Curriculum.
  • website: http://drnianunn.com

Suzanne Onodera

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Completion of artwork for "Hawaii After the War: A Story of Two Families"
  • website: http://sonodera.com

Terry Plater

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Solo show at Schweinfurth Art Center, and the Museum of Art and History in Auburn for paintings in exhibit "Legacies of Harriet's World."
  • website: http://terryplater.com

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

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

Elizabeth Seldin

  • Clockmaker Arts
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" March 2021: Elizabeth is an artistic director, playwright, producer, and teaching artist. the grant cover costs associated with "The Hope Project" at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.
  • website: http://www.clockmakerarts.com

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.

Jennie Stearns Lowe

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Jennie is a singer, composer, and performer. These funds will help promote her March '21 UK release of her latest recording.
  • website: http://www.jennielowemusic.com/home

Story House Ithaca

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: This new organization received funds for its inaugural production and launch of a community sourced video project, "Pandemic Dreams: An April Fools Fantasy."
  • website: http://www.storyhouseithaca.org

Marietta Synodis

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Marietta is a performative storyteller. Support is for her "This is Ithaca" podcast series, airing on WRFI and representing many different voices of the Ithaca Community.
  • website: https://thisithaca.org/

Theatre incognita

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Ross Haarstad, theatre director and producer, applied for funds to create a multimedia production of "Macbeth" with other local collaborators.
  • website: http://www.theatreincognita.org

Caleb R Thomas

Walking on Water Productions

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 Ziegler

  • 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

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