Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

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Specific Opportunity Stipend

Mara Baldwin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mara is a visual artist with a textile, drawing and sculpture based studio practice. For costs associated with travel and shipping to attend two prestigious artist residencies: Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and the Millay Colony in NY.
  • website: http://www.marabaldwin.com

Erin Barrett

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Erin writes speculative fiction, is a freelance journalist, non-fiction writer and teaches creative writing workshops. This grant is for travel costs for attendance at an acclaimed six week intensive workshop in Seattle, WA.

Nydia Blas

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • For costs associated with travel to Zegreb Croatia to attend the International Photography Festival Organ Vida. Nydia will give an artist talk and have her photography displayed in the exhibition "Vigilance, Struggle, Pride Through Her Eyes."
  • website: http://www.nydiablas.com

Gwen Elizabeth Bullock

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Gwen was invited to the International Visual Sociology Conference in France to present her photography of street art in Bogota, Columbia and compared to Ithaca, NY street art.
  • website: http://www.wildezt1.org/Graffiti.html

Anna CooganClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Anna is an Ithaca based composer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and music teacher. She maintains a rigorous national and touring schedule. This grant helped with travel costs to perform at the 2018 "Watermill Festival" in Gorlitz, Germany.
  • website: http://www.annacoogan.com

Finger Lakes Pottery TourClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • The Finger Lakes Pottery tour was created to highlight our regions amazing ceramic artists, and foster appreciation of pottery as an art form. 2018 was it's inaugural year!
  • website: http://www.fingerlakespotterytour.com

Scott Hitz

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Scott is a director, producer and puppeteer. He was invited to partake in an intensive Marionette workshop at the Theatre de Marionnettes in Amsterdam.
  • website: http://www.scotthitz.com

Thomas Hoebbel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Tom is a filmmaker and is working on "A Tompkins County Almanac - Spring, Migration of Wood Warblers". SOS will help with film costs and also submission costs to Film Festivals.
  • website: http://www.TH-Photo.com

C. Knightley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • C Knightly has been offered the opportunity to develop a visual art Comic Series at the Multicultural Resource Center that addresses social justice issues through visual art and comedy. Funds are for the development of the program.
  • website: http://CKnightleyART.Tumblr.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and virtual reality creator. She has been invited to show her "Virtual Burly" film at NYC Creative Tech Week, an international festival bringing together developers, designers, executives and artists -a great opportunity.
  • website: http://www.visionlab360.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary is a composer and writer, creating albums of contemporary music in addition to narrative performance art plays, screenplays, and prose. SOS will help with funding for editing of a short film in LA, with an eye towards release and distribution.
  • website: http://www.marylorson.com

Terry Plater

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Terry is primarily a painter and is pursuing her interest in forensic sculpture. SOS is for participation in a Cadaver Dissection (anatomy) Workshop at the NY Academy of Art. National interest in work is resulting in an exciting career opportunity.
  • website: http://www.terryplate.com

Mary Reynolds

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary transfers her work onto multiple mediums and products. She has been invited to establish a permanent showroom display in the Las Vegas World Market Center - an amazing opportunity.
  • website: http://www.stickwithmary.com

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Godfrey is a professional actor and teaches acting at Cornell. He has been cast in an off broadway production of a play called "The Winning Side," a world premiere. SOS will go towards NYC housing.
  • website: http://godfrey@civicensemble.org

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Lyrae is a poet and professor at Cornell. SOS will help with a collaborative project with Cornell faculty, students, and women in the larger community, focusing on trauma and healing through poetry and film. SOS funds will help with rental of rehearsal sp
  • website: http://www.research.cornell.edu/researchers/lyrae-n-van-clief-stefanon

Theo Whitley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Theo performs original music, and was invited to perform at a transformational arts festival at Sprit Crossing in Tennessee. The exposure at a thriving art community will result in the creation of a live performance video as well as a mini-documentary fil
  • website: http://www.CozmicTheo.com

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