Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
December 13, 2022

Todd DeGarmo
Founding Director, The Folklife Center
Crandall Public Library
Editor, Voices: Journal of New York Folklore
New York Folklore Society, Inc.
Shushan, NY

Sarah Okner (Layperson)
Youth and School Services Librarian
Vernon Area Public Library District
Vernon Hills, IL

Dana Payne
Director of DEI Initiatives, Diverse Cultures & Heritage
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Harrisburg, PA
Philitha Stemplys-Cowdrey
Southern New England Apprenticeship Manager
Connecticut Historical Society
Granby, CT

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
December 14, 2022

Claire Denny
Folklife Programs Coordinator, Arts Institute of Middlesex County
County of Middlesex, New Jersey
Havertown, PA

Ramya Harishankar
Artistic Director
Arpana Dance Company and School
Irvine, CA

Peter Jasso
Director of Operations
Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange
Lawrence, KS

E.K. Jeong
Professor, Art, Communication, and Theatre
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK

Pamela Richards (Layperson)
Program Assistant, Division of Cultural Education
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
Owner & Bookseller
Bookstore 340
St. John, VI

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
December 15, 2022

Taylor Burby
Montana Arts Council
Missoula, MT

Robert Campbell (Layperson)
Central Pennsylvania Anesthesia Partners, PC
Lebanon, PA

Ashanti McGee
Grants & Access Manager
Western States Arts Federation
Las Vegas, NV

Heriberto Salinas-Rivera
Program Director
Nebraska Folklife Network, Inc.
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Angela Austin
Teacher/Director of Dance
Performing Arts
Detroit Public Schools
Farmington, MI

Paul Brohan
Executive Director
Modlin Center for the Arts
University of Richmond
North Chesterfield, VA

Jesús Muñoz
Executive Director
Flamenco Works, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

Barkha Patel
Kathak Performing Artist
New Hyde Park, NY

Ronna Zimmer (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Wilmington, NC

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Jenai Cutcher
Executive and Artistic Director
Chicago Dance History Project
Chicago, IL

yaTande Hunter
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of African Diaspora Dance
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Dan Joyce (Layperson)
Retired University Professor
George Mason University
N. Redington Beach, FL

Sharron Miller
Chairman and Artistic/Executive Director
Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Upper Montclair, NJ

Ruby Morales
Dance Artists
Safos Dance Theatre
Director of Development, Dance Artist
Glendale, AZ

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Julia Fielding (Layperson)
Retired physician
Dallas, TX

Vanessa Jackson
Associate Professor of Dance
Department of Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts
Coppin State College
Baltimore, MD

Pepper Pepper
Performance and Visual Artist, Digital Futurist
Portland, OR

Peter Trojic
Company dancer
Dance Force, Inc.
Company Dancer | Accessibility + Technology Director
Latsky Dance, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Melissa Croushorn (Layperson)
Pilates Instructor
Franklin, TN

Karen Krolak
Co-Artistic Director
Monkeyhouse INC
aMaSSiT teaching lead
The Dance Complex
Malden, MA

Sydney Skybetter
Public Humanities Fellow and Professor
Brown University
Providence, RI

Chris Walker
Director and Dance Professor
Division of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

Billy Doolin Bill Doolin (Layperson)
Assistant Director
Hayden Heritage Center
Hayden, CO

Hye-Won Hwang
Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance
Dance Program in Glenn Korff School of Music
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Karen Maner
Director of Grantmaking
Culture Works
Dayton, OH

Vaughn Newman
CEO-Artistic Director
Vaughn Newman Dance
Pickens, SC

brooke smiley
Artist and Educator
Los Osos, CA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Elena Higgins
Co-founder and Executive Director
Santa Fe, NM

Lilian Lara
Community Arts Programs Coordinator
Latino Cultural Arts Center
Denver, CO

James Leary (Layperson)
Retired Folklorist
Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mount Horeb, WI

Oyin Thompson
Director of Special Events and Programs
Montgomery County Commission for Women
Bowie, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Sarah Bryan
Executive Director
North Carolina Folklife Institute
Old-Time Music Group
Durham, NC

Meg Glaser (Layperson)
Retired Artistic Director
Western Folklife Center
Elko, NV

Lamont Jack Pearley
Contributing Writer, Blues Music Magazine
On-Air Host, African American Folklorist
National Public Radio, Inc.
Bowling Green, KY

Jeannelle Ramirez
Program Manager
Texas Folklife Resources
Austin, TX

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Barry Dornfeld (Layperson)
Center for Applied Research
Conshohocken, PA

Salaam Green
Artist in Residence
Arts in Medicine
Facilitator & Rural Organizer Workshop Developer
Black Belt Citizens
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Calera, AL

Nic Hartmann
Director of Donor Relations
Cornell College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA

Byoung Sug Kim
Founder & Executive Director
Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago
Skokie, IL

Marianne Kovatch
Associate Program Director
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Fries, VA