Recent Grants

Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Art Works – Panel A
June 28, 2016

Lili Anderson
Senior Director of Development
Aly Stephens Performing Arts Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Brian Chin
Musician
Artistic Director
Common Tone Arts
Seattle, WA

Josh Kohn
Performance Director
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, MD

Mazi Mutafa
Executive Director
Words Beats & Life
Washington, DC

Rebecca Mwase
Artist
Desired Evolutions
New Orleans, LA

Art Works – Panel B
June 29, 2016

Steven Lemmon
Cultural Arts Programming Director
Dixie State University
Santa Clara, UT

Kiyoko McCrae
Managing Director
Junebug Productions
New Orleans, LA

Jennifer Person
Managing Producer, MDC Live Arts
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Joi Sears (Layperson)
Creative Director
Free People International LLC
Hamilton, OH

Carl “Kokayi” Walker
Singer/Songwriter, Emcee, Producer, Educator
Washington, DC

 Art Works – Panel C
June 30, 2016

Stanlyn Brevé
Director of National Programs
National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network
New Orleans, LA

Ashley Davis
Program Director
Alternate ROOTS
Austell, GA
      
Laura Esparza
Division Manager, Museums and Cultural Centers
City of Austin Parks and Recreation
Austin, TX

Rahul Sharma (Layperson)
Associate Professor/Clinical Psychologist
Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Evanston, IL

Art Works II – Panel A
December 6, 2016

Devon Akmon
Director
Arab American National Museum
Ann Arbor, MI

Allentza Michel
Principal
Powerful Pathways
Boston, MA

Michael Mushalla
President/Founder, Creative Producer
Double M Arts & Events, LLC
Cruz Bay, St. John, VI

Trish Santini
Producer
Mainspring Arts Cooperative
Rhinebeck, NY

Z.J. Tong (Layperson)
President
Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Art Works II – Panel B
December 7, 2016

Adrienne Benjamin (Layperson)
Legislative Aide
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Isle, MN

Chad Herzog
Director of Programming
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Haven, CT

Yvonne Shortt
Executive Director
RPGA Studio, Inc.
Rego Park, NY

Jessica Solomon
Director
Art in Praxis
Baltimore, MD

Usha Srinivasan
President
Sangam Arts
Santa Clara, CA

Art Works II – Panel C
December 8, 2016

Meera Chakravarthy (Layperson)
Management Consulting Analyst
Accenture Federal Services
Washington, DC

Nic de la Fuente
Community Garden Leader
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

Tracie Hall
Poet, Fiction Writer, Playwright
Director of Culture Program
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Sean Martin
Associate Director of Programming and Engagement
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Yosvany Terry
Musician, Composer, Bandleader
Cambridge, MA

Art Works II – Panel D
December 9, 2016

Erik Martínez Resly
Artist
Founder/Lead Organizer
The Sanctuaries
Washington, DC

Sushmita Mazumdar
Artist, Writer, Educator
Arlington, VA

Fabiola Ramirez (Layperson)
Event & Project Management Consultant
Chicago, IL

Benjamin Rexroad
Artist
Managing Artistic Director
Wandering Aesthetics
Akron, OH

Rory Trainor
Executive Director
The Mainstay Inc.
Rock Hall, MD