2011 $1,272,386 Total Awarded/147 Grants/19 out of state travel
Katsushi Fukasawa $10,000 Dharamsala,IndiaFukasawa will attend Subbody Butoh School in the fall 2011 to further advance his skillas a Butoh practitioner. He will also develop new work and present at the First AnnualInternational Butoh Festival.Ashwini Ramaswamy $10,000 Chennai, India Ramaswamy will travel to India for private lessons with Alarmel Valli, the greatestliving master of bharatanatyam. She will conduct master classes that are free andopen to the public upon her return.James T Allen $8,850 California andBrazilTo study, perform and teach traditional and contemporary Brazilian guitar music byparticipating in specialized training and providing free public performances andworkshops throughout Minnesota.Elizabeth Barnes $10,000 Bulgaria,ParaguayBarnes will develop new programs featuring the folk and classical music of these twocountries and work with Minnesota based folk music colleagues to developeducational tools to make these unique musical traditions available to all ages.Paula Gudmundson $3,900 Argentina Travel to Argentina to research and recover flue works for flute and piano. InMinnesota perform and record rediscovered works.Sayer Frey $9,700 Various FilmFestivals (NewYork or LosAngeles)Research and develop a 90 minute feature film called In Love with Ghosts, about amechanical engineer compelled to rebuild her life after a car accident.Norah Shapiro $10,000 India Return to Dharamsala, India for a final shoot to complete feature length documentarywork in progress, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile.Warren LexThompson$5,200 3 or more outof statephotographyreviewsPrint the images in his series, Mahalo, create a book mockup, and take them to photoreview events to introduce the work to notable art world professionals and gain awider audience for his work.Kelly Barnhill $9,950 California
To support Barnhill’s research for a
new novel, to attend three conferences to deepenher connections into the publishing community and to connect with readers inoutstate Minnesota.Heather Bouwman $5,900 California Bouwman will complete a middle-grade novel, consult with an editor and attend aconference to meet with editors and agents.Gwynevere Fallbrooke $8,400 China For research and language instruction in China for memoir about her
traumatic youth in the Cultural Revolution and its repercussions on her immigrant lifeand relationship with her bi-ethnic daughter.Barbara Kingsley $10,000 Ohio Kingsley will use to promote and support racial, cultural, gender and age pluralismthrough the development and completion of her play, Roof on my House.Peter Rothstein $10,000 Germany,Washington,DC, New YorkRothstein will research, write and develop a musical about the Swing Youth of NaziGermany. (Swing Heil! Working title) Observe the creative process of a new Broadwaymusical through the SDC Observership Program.Anh-Hoa Nguyen $10,000 Vietnam For Body of Memory, an in-progress manuscript of poetry. It will record a history of the Vietnam War that reflects an emotional truth through family stories, Vietnameselandscape, films and memories.Matthew Rasmussen $5,000 2 out of stateartistresidenciesRasmussen will attend two artist residencies, complete a poetry manuscript andsubmit it for publication.Lynette Reini-Grandell $10,000 Out of stateworkshopsTo create a series of poems exploring the Finnish immigrant community near Duluth
grandparents farmed; attend workshops and conferences that willprovide feedback and inspiration for this work.Pritika Chowdhry $10,000 India, Pakistan,BangladeshThis project examines the role of public monuments as palimpsests of memory. Artistresidencies in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will support on-site research andcreation of new work.Laura Corcoran $7,500 Costa Rica,AlabamaCorcoran will work with scientists to gather imagery and information needed tofurther develop the ecological conte
nt of artist’s work on bird migration.
Lauren Herzak-Bauman$8,600 Pennsylvania Using clay and found objects, Herzak-Bauman will inhabit and create an installationwith the entire space of a house, re-contextualizing each room to reflect on death, lossand grief within a domestic space.
2010 $1,000,000 Total Awarded/183 Grants/31 out of state travel
Joel Arnold $6,000 Montana For time, travel and research to complete a novel set in and around YellowstoneNational Park.Amanda Coplin $6,000 Washington To complete a draft of her novel, The Orchardist, for a research trip to Washingtonstate and to pay three editors to review her manuscript before sending it to agentsand publishers.Gina Dabrowski $6,000 Texas To print and frame photographs for an exhibition at Normandale Community Collegeand attend FotoFest to broaden national visibility.Meryl DePasquale $5,800 Japan For research in Japan, to complete a book of poems on tattoo iconography andculture, and for time for writing and revisions.Gao Hong $6,000 China For research in a remote Chinese Red Yao village documenting the unique and puremusic and culture of this Chinese minority group and compose a new work for choir.Pallavi Dixit $6,000 New Jersey Funds will be used for travel to Edison, NJ and for creative time to complete a noveltitled Edison, about the extensive Indian community in this uniquely American town.