My work has been made possible in part through generous funding from The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Center Theatre Group, The Jim Henson Foundation, The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Durfee Foundation, The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, Hatchfund, and UNIMA-USA, with additional support from the Eugene O’Neill Center, REDCAT, and Automata.
Established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in New York, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, offers support to contemporary visual and performance artists who create work of an experimental nature. FCA’s Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present work. In 2018 I was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for Object of Her Affection
Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company. CTG is one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works through commissions and world premiere productions and a leader in interactive community engagement and education programs that reach across generations, demographics and circumstance to serve Los Angeles. In 2018 I was a finalist for the Richard E. Sherwood Award.
The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. The COLA Master Artist Fellowship honors an assortment of Los Angeles’ best contemporary artists. I was the recipient of a 2015-16 Fellowship for (In)/Animate Objects.
The Jim Henson Foundation was founded in 1982 by Muppets creator Jim Henson to promote and develop the art of puppetry in the United States. Each year the Foundation introduces thousands of adults and families to the magic of puppet theater through grant-making and public awareness efforts. Object of Her Affection was the recipient of the foundation’s Seed Grant in 2014 and Project Grant in 2015.
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. Object of Her Affection was the recipient of a 2014 ARC Grant. I have also been the recipient of a 2014 and 2015 Creative Capacity Quick Grant.
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grant making focuses on the Los Angeles region, where the foundation’s history lies, and where funding needs are great. Bride of Wildenstein was the recipient of a 2009 ARC Grant. Object of Her Affection was the recipient of matching funds through Hatchfund in 2014.
Hatchfund hosts an online community where artists can post projects for funding and connect with those who love and support artists. Hatchfund’s goal is to help artists successfully navigate the challenging world of online fundraising through our unique educational and hands-on approach. Object of Her Affection was the recipient of matching funds through Hatchfund and the Durfee Foundation in 2014
The National Puppetry Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center encourages puppet artists to create and communicate through the visual and kinetic form of the puppet, to push beyond their personal boundaries, and develop new works for puppet theater. In 2017 I was the recipient of funding for Model Killer and support for an artist-in-residence.
The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust enhances the career development of worthy and talented individuals in need of assistance in the performance areas of theatre, opera or concert. Sosenko was a songwriter who achieved great popularity in the 1930s. She is best known as the manager, writer, and companion of Hildegarde, who she worked with for twenty years before the two broke up. I was awarded a funding from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust in 2014 for Object of Her Affection.
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season REDCAT presents a far-reaching roster of work by globally renowned artists, inside one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world. REDCAT provided support for Object of Her Affection for the 2014 NOW Festival.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission advances arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County framed by a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts, and the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative. From 2010-2011, I was the recipient of funding from to work with Rachel Rosenthal & Co.
UNIMA-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the oldest international theatre organization in the world, founded in 1929. The organization’s mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry. In 2008, I was the recipient of funding for the Edinburgh run of Growing Up Linda.