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Specific Opportunity Stipend

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

Michael J Brutvan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michael is a digital artist and is working on his first two gallery exhibits. March 2019 grant cycle
  • email: mike@brutvan.com

Ned Carlson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ned creates on-site land art sculpture and photographs them. This grant enabled Ned to obtain large format photos of his work for his first solo exhibit. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: nc.nedcarlson@gmail.com
  • website: http://earth-is-art.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

Emma Ellis

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Emma will produce and direct "Calvin Berger, The Musical." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: emmaellisos@gmail.com

Brenna Fitzgerald

Lily Gershon

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

Caleb R Thomas

  • Ithaca Murals
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ithaca Murals will be supporting 19 amazing mural projects being painted throughout the Ithaca area. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: ithacamurals@gmail.com
  • website: http://ithacamurals.com

Irina Kassabova

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Irina has been invited to exhibit at the CAP ArtSpace. She will be showing large scale charcoal drawings in her show "The Luthier." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: irina.kassabova@gmail.com
  • website: http://irinna.me

Rachel Lampert

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

R.J. Lavine

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jay has the opportunity to attend a one week class at the Ben Haggarty School of Performance Storytelling in England. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: leemingJay@gmail.com
  • website: http://JayLeeming.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

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

Kathy Morris

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Kathy will be creating a short YouTube video, in collaboration with Norm Scott (Scott Mediaworks) that will highlight her collage process. March 2109 grant process.
  • email: kathy@kathymorris.net
  • website: http://kathymorris.net

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.

Matthew Ocone

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

Josh Oxford

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Josh is a performing and composing musician. His piece "Bluez..." will be recorded for PARMA Records. March 2109 grant cycle.
  • email: joshoxford@gmail.com
  • website: http://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

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

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

Chad Walsh

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Chad will be working on the mastering of three recorded songs and the printing of one hundred CD's to use as a promotional tool for his music. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: cw287@cornell.edu

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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