Artist Opportunity Grant 2016

Artist Opportunity Grant 2016

The Artist Opportunity Grant program invests in professional development opportunities for individual professional artists.

In the first quarter of 2016, the Artist Opportunity Grant program invested $31,104 in 16 artists. During this period, 38 artists applied for a total of $83,227 in eligible requests.

  • Michelena Bamford, Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference in San Diego, California
  • Caitlind Brown, Exhibiting the Deep Dark by r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett inside Moynihan Station, New York
  • Dan Hudson, Angell Gallery Exhibition at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto
  • Joal Kamps, Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto
  • Jake Klein-Waller, SIM, Seljavegur Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Mynthia McDaniel, Woodfire Workshop at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina
  • Hailey McLeod, artArctica Festival in Helsinki, Finland
  • Judith Mendelsohn, Integrative Dance Teacher Training
  • Meghann Michalsky, artArctica Festival in Helsinki, Finland
  • Yvonne Mullock, Arquetopia Residency in Puebla, Mexico
  • Alycia Pirmohamed, Nobel Week 2016 in Castries, St. Lucia
  • Laura Reid, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto
  • Ginni Seehagel, Icelandic Textile Centre Residency in Blonduos, Iceland
  • Sable Sweetgrass, AWP Conference Reading in Los Angeles, California
  • Bethany Yon, Accademia Europea Dell’ Opera in Italy

In the second quarter of 2016, the Artist Opportunity Grant program invested $32,499 in 21 artists. During this period, 66 artists applied for a total of $141,638 in eligible requests.

  • Linda Cunningham, One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive in Calgary
  • Jason de Haan, de Fabriek residency in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Natalie DeJong, Suzuki Conference: Taking the Next Step in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Penny Farfan, Production Dramaturg for UK Premiere of Watching Glory Die by Judith Thompson in London, England
  • Cheryl Foggo, Historical Fiction with Lawrence Hill in Banff
  • L. Adam Fox, Break Arts’ Mix Residency in Paris, France
  • Laurie Fuhr, Centre Writing Studio Residency in Banff
  • Erin Fung, Tanglewood Music Centre in Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Laurel Green, One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive in Calgary
  • Kat Hammer, Hamilton International Guitar Festival & Competition in Hamilton & Toronto
  • Benjamin Hayden, Perspective Canada (Telefilm)—Cannes Film Festival in France
  • Kodi Hutchinson, JazzAhead 2016 in Bremen, Germany
  • Louie Koutis, One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive in Calgary
  • Sylvie Moquin, ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria
  • Oriana Pagnotta, DanceAbility Training in Eugene, Oregon
  • Jacqueline Russell, Touring The Sama Kutra to Montreal, Stratford, & Toronto
  • Lara Schmitz, Advanced Voice Intensive in Toronto
  • Makambe Simamba, One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive in Calgary
  • Joe Slabe, Presenting Crossing Swords in Rahway, New Jersey
  • Tony Tran, Dance Tour to New York City
  • Jennifer Weihmann, Photography Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In the third quarter of 2016, the Artist Opportunity Grant program invested $30,000 in 18 artists. During this period, 28 artists applied for a total of $54,786 in eligible requests.

  • Laura Barcelo, NYC Professional Development in New York City
  • Kenna Burima, Master Class Performance Series and Private Voice Instruction with Tamara Beatty in Calgary
  • Dana Buzzee, Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality and Art Residency in Toronto
  • Ellen Close, Museum Camp in Santa Cruz, Calfornia
  • Steven Cottingham, Solo Exhibition at Neon Heater in Findlay, Ohio
  • Valentia Dimitriou, ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna, Austria
  • John Knight, The World Stage Combat Training Conference in Toronto
  • Margarita Kozhevnikova, Contact Improvisation Residency in Lasqueti Island, BC
  • Zakk MacDonald, Worlds Certification Conference in Toronto
  • Kelly Malcom, Manitoulin Conservatory of Creation and Performance (MCCP) Workshops on Manitoulin Island, Ontario
  • Deanne Matley, Montreal Pre-Production Trip in Montreal
  • Travis Nguyen, Las Vegas Locking Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Lindsay Oehlerking, Dance Training in New York City
  • Jeremy Pavka, Still Alive Residency in Banff
  • Jenna Rodgers, LMDA Conference in Portland, Oregon
  • Chelsea Rushton, Luminous Bodies Artist Residency in Toronto
  • Javier Vilalta, Presenting The Lost Hours at Stoff Festival in Stockholm
  • James Wade, 52nd Street Internship in New York City

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Artist Opportunity Grant program invested $29,952.69 in 18 artists. During this period, 41 artists applied for a total of $82,184 in eligible requests.

  • Cort Bulloch, The Banff Centre Early Fall Residency in Banff
  • Anna Cooley, AMPIA Upstart Director Training in Calgary
  • Marzena Czarnecka, Surrey International Writers Conference in Surrey, BC
  • Shyra De Souza, Picture Berlin professional residency in Berlin, Germany
  • Miruna Dragan, Travel & documentation for exhibition workshops at SAAG December 2016 to February 2017 in Lethbridge
  • Alyssa Ellis, Lightbox Studio exhibition in Calgary
  • Chantelle Han, 2016 National Asian American Theatre Conference & Festival in Ashland, USA
  • Celene Harder, Paddy Crean Stage Combat workshop in Banff
  • Karen Hines, Crawlspace at Canadian Festivals
  • Tara Laberge, Sing the Body Electric – NATS Winter Workshop 2017 in San Diego, USA
  • Laura Leif, Song, By Toad: Split 12″ recording in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Steven Lubiarz, Performances in New York, USA
  • Peter Redecopp, Particle + Wave Festival in Calgary
  • Sandra Sawatzky, Glenbow Museum exhibition of The Black Gold Tapestry in Calgary
  • Joe Semenoff, Paddy Crean Stage Combat workshop in Banff
  • Jodie Stevens, Travel, training, and mentoring in Mexico City and Oaxaca City
  • Jennifer Wanner, Exhibitions for Canada’s 150th in Lethbridge
  • Elaine Weryshko, Creative with Isadora in Banff

Past Results
Artist Opportunity Grant 2015
Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials

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