Grants & Grantees
As a multidisciplinary grantmaker dedicated to fostering a vibrant community, the Center awards Project grants in Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and twelve annual Fellowships, which provide unrestricted grants to individual artists working in all disciplines.
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Sun & Sea
A contemporary Lithuanian opera will address ecological concerns through the inner monologues and melodies of a chorus of beachgoers.
Smith’s writing, Afrofuturist collage art, and avant-garde punk music draw from influences including science fiction, comic art, and Dadaism to frame the creativity, survival, and hopefulness of queer and Black people.
Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel
A monographic exhibition on French painter Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) will consider her under-recognized contributions to early 20th-century art and contemplate themes of female desire and physicality, marriage, and motherhood.
Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births
Designs that have defined the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years are surveyed in a multi-site exhibition, catalogue, and series of public programs.
A participatory movement and storytelling experience invites geographically separated strangers to connect with one another through live performance and virtual technology.
Tatarsky blends performance art, comedy, physical theater, and clown practices to probe the construction of meaning, self, and community. Playing with perceptions of language and narrative structure, their live performances are highly responsive to venue and audience, often breaking the fourth wall and embracing humor to reveal vulnerability and humanity.
Shatara Michelle Ford
Ford’s films convey the separate yet intersected experiences of being both Black and a woman in America. Experimenting with narrative structure and uses of music and color, their work examines class, power, identity, and memory through characters that defy dominant stereotypes.
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
A major retrospective will spotlight the pioneering work of Ulysses Jenkins, who emerged in the late 1970s as one of the first Black video artists.
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Blood Moon
Artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley contemplate the impact of climate change in an immersive installation of filmed performances, set in both the past and a speculative future.
The Contest of the Fruits
Berlin-based artist collective Slavs and Tatars explores physical and cultural borders, heritage, and identity through a film, exhibition, public programs, and a publication.
Johnson-Valenzuela's writing is concerned with little-told histories, Mexican American identities, migration, and experiences of incarceration in works of poetry, prose, and music, such as No Otro Lado, a conceptual, bilingual album that explores borders and the relationship between the US and Mexico.