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

Michael Barakiva

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michael is a producer, director, and actor. He has been invited to lead a week-long workshop at The International Theater Festival in Mexico City on preparing for rehearsals and actor collaborations in the rehearsal room. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.michaelbarakiva.com

E.C. Barrett

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • E.C. 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

Cheryl Delaney

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Cheryl is a dancer and movement psycho-otherapist, and choreographer. She received SOS support to choreograph a dance piece with (and based on stories) of people touched by suicide. It will be performed locally. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.movingthroughitny.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

Sarah Hennies

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Sarah is a composer and performer of Experimental Music. She will travel to Europe for a residency in the Netherlands with acclaimed musicians, and will perform in Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Poland, Milan, Bologna & Lucerne. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.sarah-hennies.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

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and artist working in immersive media. She has been invited to MIT's "Reality Virtually Hackathon" to create original immersive media (Virtual or Augmented or Mixed Reality). The SOS grant helps with her travel costs. October 2018 gra
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Bruce Levitt

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Bruce is a theatre director and filmmaker. He has a distributor for his award winning documentary about his theatre work with Auburn Correctional Facility inmates. SOS funds help him with preparing the documentary for submission. October 2018 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.brucelevitt.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

Vanessa McCaffery

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Vanessa is a visual artist and was invited to become a member of the local State of the Art Gallery. SOS funds helped with her membership fee. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.facebook.com/illusterata

Andrea Murray

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Andrea is a curator, art event producer and promotor. She will expand her career as an event producer by initiating and planning a new annual Trumansburg Fiber Arts Festival at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. October 2018 grant cycle.

Josh Oxford

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Josh is a performing and composing musician. He was invited by PARMA records to record one of his flute solos. The recording will be marketed and distributed by PARMA. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.joshoxford.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

Jari Poulin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jari is a photographer and was invited to attend PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Event in New Orleans. Residencies are an essential part of learning, exposure, and networking for visual artists. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.portfolio.jaripoulin

Michelle Rogers Pritzl

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michelle is a photographer and was invited to attend the Photolucida Portfolio Review Event in Portland, Oregon. Residencies are an essential part of learning, exposure, and networking for visual artists. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.michellerogerspritzl.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

Marilyn Rivchin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Marylin is a filmmaker, videographer, editor and photographer. She received SOS funds to expand short visual "process" videos into a longer full length documentary for a local potter. In depth artisan documentaries will be a new direction, with much room
  • website: http://www.marilynrivchinmedia.com

Kadie Salfi

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Kadie is a visual artist and this SOS grant will help her take advantage of an invitation for a solo exhibit in a Brooklyn gallery. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.kadiesalfi.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

The Blind Spots

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • The Blind Spots are an original 5-piece band, and have been invited to attend a 2 week residency in Nashville to promote, perform and meet with industry executives. October 2018 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.theblindspots.com

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

Theo Whitley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Theo is a performer of live original music. He has been invited to perform at the main stage of the Catharsis Gathering at Washington Monument in DC. The SOS grant helps him with his travel costs. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.CosmicTheo.com

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Linda is a puppeteer, producer, and creator of theatre events.The SOS grant will help Linda with two invitations to develop a children's visual theatre performance for libraries with accompanying workshops. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Angela Jane Yantorno

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Angela is a classical and rock/improv violinist. She was invited by a violinist faculty member of InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy to come to Italy to study and perform. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.angelayantorno.com

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