Recent Grants

Media Arts: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Art Works I – Panel A
July 15, 2015

Francis Cullado
Accordionist
Executive Director
Visual Communications
Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Gutiérrez
Co-founder/Executive Director
Cinema Tropical
New York, NY

Deirdre Haj
Director
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Chapel Hill, NC

Jolene Pinder
Executive Director
New Orleans Film Society
New Orleans, LA

Robert Spikings (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works I – Panel B
July 15, 2015

Lynette Allston (Layperson)
Chair
Tribal Council of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
Drewryville, VA

Christopher Escobar
Filmmaker
Executive Director
Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta, GA

Leslie Fields-Cruz
Executive Director
National Black Programming Consortium
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Gillian King-Cargile
STEM Read Director
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL

Jeff Lambert
Executive Director
National Film Preservation Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Shirley Sneve
Executive Director
Vision Maker Media
Lincoln, NE

Art Works II - Panel A
November 16, 2015

Chinonye Chukwu
Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures/Film Production
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Susan Clampitt (Layperson)
Consultant
Washington, DC

Cheryl Hirasa
Director of Program Development & Content Strategy
Pacific Islanders in Communications
San Francisco, CA

Jesse McLean
Assistant Professor of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Shorewood, WI

Ileana Rivera Santa
Latino Desk Manager
Latino Public Radio Consortium
Lake Mary, FL

Art Works II - Panel B
November 16, 2015

Robert “Biko” Baker (Layperson)
Executive Director
League of Young Voters
Milwaukee, WI

Dean Byrd
Director of Education
South Carolina ETV (SCETV)
Columbia, SC

Justen Harn
Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Hollywood Theatre
Portland, OR

Benjamin Roe
Executive Director
Heifetz International Music Institute
Staunton, VA

Art Works II - Panel C
November 18, 2015

Cinda Holt
Business Development Specialist
Montana Arts Council
Stevensville, MT

Andi McDaniel
Senior Director, Content & News
WAMU 88.5/American University
Washington, DC

Gunalan Nadarajan
Curator
Dean and Professor, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Richard Ray Perez
Director, Producer
Creative Partnerships, Documentary Film Program
Sundance Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Clarence Reynolds (Layperson)
Public Speaker, Public Relations Specialist
Orlando, FL

Laura Waterman Wittstock
President
Wittstock & Associates
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works II – Panel D
November 18, 2015

Larry Coressel
Production Manager and Announcer
WDPR-FM 88.1, Dayton Public Radio
Springfield, OH

Stephen Gong
Executive Director
Center for Asian American Media
Oakland, CA

Peggy Johnson
Founder and Executive Director
Loft Cinema, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Kay Kendall (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Washington, DC

Opeyemi Olukemi
Senior Director, Interactive
Tribeca Film Institute
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works II – Panel E
November 20, 2015

Stephanie Barish
Founder, CEO, & President
IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games
Venice, CA

Neyda Martinez
Arts & Program Consultant, Marketing/Communications, Independent Producer
Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Peterson
Executive Director
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Jason Scott (Layperson)
CEO
Prestwick House
Middletown, DE

Benjamin Stokes
Assistant Professor
American University
Washington, DC