Recent Grants

Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: FY 2015 Grants Panelists

Art Works I, Panel A1
July 8, 2014

Georgina Javor
Director of Programming
The Music Center at Strathmore
Washington, DC

Nick Slie
Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director
Mondo Bizarro
New Orleans, LA

Jun-Li Wang
Artist Community Organizer
Springboard for the Arts
St. Paul, MN

Michael Louis Vinson (Layperson)
Business Development Manager
McDonald's
Green Bay, WI

Kim Whitener
Producing Director
HERE Arts Center
New York, NY

Art Works I, Panel A2
July 8, 2014

Georgina Javor
Director of Programming
The Music Center at Strathmore
Washington, DC

Jun-Li Wang
Artist Community Organizer
Springboard for the Arts
St. Paul, MN

Michael Louis Vinson (Layperson)
Business Development Manager
McDonald's
Green Bay, WI

Kim Whitener
Producing Director
HERE Arts Center
New York, NY

Art Works I, Panel B
July 15, 2014

Cory Baker
Director, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Vice-President, Scottsdale Cultural Council
Chandler, AZ

Paul Collins (Layperson)
Business Owner, Consultant, Partner
Jordan-Webb
Chicago, IL

Sonya Halpern (Layperson)
Freelance Consultant
Chair, Board of Directors
National Black Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA

Aki Ishida
Founder, Aki Ishida Architect PLLC
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Robert Farid Karimi
Storyteller and Community-engagement Specialist
Lead Experience Designer/Producer
Kaotic Good Productions/The Peoples Cook
St. Paul, MN

Elizabeth Pabón-Szebeda
Director of Arts, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas En Acción
Boston, MA

Art Works I, Panel C1
July 15, 2014

Ever Chavez
Executive Director
FUNDarte, Inc.
Miami Beach, FL

Aaron Greenwald
Executive Director, Duke Performances
Duke University
Durham, NC

Meklit Hadero
Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Cultural Activist
San Francisco, CA

John Kuo (Layperson)
Enterprise Operations Architect
Vantiv
Morton Grove, IL

Andrea Louie
Executive Director
Asian American Arts Alliance
Garden City, NY

Kathleen Pletcher
Executive Artistic Director
FirstWorks
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works I, Panel C2
July 15, 2014

Ever Chavez
Executive Director
FUNDarte, Inc.
Miami Beach, FL

Meklit Hadero
Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Cultural Activist
San Francisco, CA

John Kuo (Layperson)
Enterprise Operations Architect
Vantiv
Morton Grove, IL

Andrea Louie
Executive Director
Asian American Arts Alliance
Garden City, NY

Kathleen Pletcher
Executive Artistic Director
FirstWorks
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works II, Panel A
November 19, 2014

Holly Bass
Independent Artist
360, Inc.
Washington, DC

Kathryn Garcia
Executive Director, MDC Live Arts
Miami Dade College
Miami Shores, FL

Asad Jafri
Cultural Producer
Sukoon Creative
Bolingbrook, IL

Erin Palmer
Assistant Director of Programming
The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
University of California Davis
Sacramento, CA

Ben Rex (Layperson)
CEO
Cyberwoven
Columbia, SC

Art Works II, Panel B1
December 2, 2014

David Chávez
Founder and Artistic Director
Sound Culture Center for Global Arts
Chicago, IL

Jerica Humphrey
Interim Director
The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

Ama Rogan
Managing Director
A Studio in the Woods
New Orleans, LA

Shay Stevens
Mars Urban Arts Curator
Washington Performing Arts
Deale, MD

Pat VanHuss (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Sales Executive
Xerox Corporation
Columbia, SC

Art Works II, Panel B2
December 2, 2014

David Chávez
Founder and Artistic Director
Sound Culture Center for Global Arts
Chicago, IL

Jerica Humphrey
Interim Director
The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Ohio Northern University
Ada, Ohio

Ama Rogan
Managing Director
A Studio in the Woods
New Orleans, LA

Pat VanHuss (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Sales Executive
Xerox Corporation
Columbia, SC

Art Works II, Panel C1
December 3, 2014

Stephen Brackett
Emcee
Flobots
Denver, CO

Robbie Kienzle
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Liaison, Planning Department
City of Oklahoma City
Shawnee, OK

Elena Moon Park
Musician
Project Manager
Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation
Brooklyn, NY

Claire Rice
Deputy Director, Sustain Arts
Harvard University
Chicago, IL

Carlos Velasco (Layperson)
Founder and Consultant
Velasco Consulting LLC
Phoenix, AZ

Art Works II, Panel C2
December 3, 2014

Stephen Brackett
Emcee
Flobots
Denver, CO

Robbie Kienzle
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Liaison, Planning Department
City of Oklahoma City
Shawnee, OK

Elena Moon Park
Musician
Project Manager
Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation
Brooklyn, NY

Carlos Velasco (Layperson)
Founder and Consultant
Velasco Consulting LLC
Phoenix, AZ

Art Works II, Panel D1
December 10, 2014

Phillip Bahar (Layperson)
Executive Director
Chicago Humanities Festival
Evanston, IL

Lisa Hoffman
Associate Director
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, NC

Roberto Rodriguez
Musician and Composer
Kerhonkson, NY

Euneika Rogers-Sipp (Layperson)
Founder and Chief Regenerative Officer
Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families
Stone Mountain, GA

Lauren Snelling
Artistic Director
OZ Arts
Nashville, TN

Art Works II, Panel D2
December 10, 2014

Phillip Bahar (Layperson)
Executive Director
Chicago Humanities Festival
Evanston, IL

Roberto Rodriguez
Musician and Composer
Kerhonkson, NY

Euneika Rogers-Sipp (Layperson)
Founder and Chief Regenerative Officer
Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families
Stone Mountain, GA

Lauren Snelling
Artistic Director
OZ Arts
Nashville, TN