My work has been funded in part by 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 or who incur unexpected expenses with projects close to completion. 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.
DCA 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 Fellowship Program honors an assortment of Los Angeles’ best contemporary artists.
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.
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. I have been the recipient of a 2014 ARC Grant, a 2015 Creative Capacity Quick Grant, and a 2014 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 grantmaking focuses on the Los Angeles region, where the foundation’s history lies, and where funding needs are great.
AIM |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.
The mission of the The National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is to encourage 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.
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 (REDCAT) 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.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities and 137 unincorporated areas, and provides leadership in cultural services. The Arts Commission funds 364 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, runs the largest arts internship program in the country, coordinates the LA County Arts Education Collective, manages the County’s civic art policy, and produces free community programs. I was the recipient of funding from 2010-2011 to work with Rachel Rosenthal and Company.
UNIMA-USA is the US branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA). Founded in 1929, UNIMA is an organization in which all those people in the world concerned with the art of the puppet theatre associate voluntarily in order to serve through their art the idea of peace and of mutual understanding without distinction as to race, political ideas or religion.