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The Foundation received 280 applications for funding in its most recent grant cycle totaling $1,000,000 in requests. With only $150,000 in total funding available, the competition was significant. After a rigorous month-long review by panels of local artists, 67 visual, performing and literary artists and filmmakers were awarded grants. Grants of $500-$5,000 were awarded to emerging, mid-career and established artists throughout the community to fund learning opportunities, equipment and supplies, production costs, and paid time to create.

Following is a list of artists who received 2018 grants and a short description of what their grant award will support. 

Jared Andreas: Studio rental at Vivid Artist Spaces 


Philip Atlakson: Filming, special effects and editing for production of The Dream of an American Nut-Job


Carolyn Maria Bevington: Publication and distribution expenses for Wide Eyed Wonders


Thomas K. Bicak: Travel expenses to study historic design for public art and architecture


Leslie Jay Bosch: Kiln and supplies for home ceramics studio


Belinda Bowler: Recording of her music as an educator


Colleen Brennan: Travel expenses to research homesteading heritage


Monica Bright: Etching press and bench


Collin Calvin: Camera for documentation of work in precious metals


Michael Cordell: Welding equipment to experiment with different sculptural shapes and textures


Erin Cunningham: Materials for casting and developing new sculptural techniques


Seth Dahl: Musical score for The Long River Home


Jason Detwiler: Travel and professional development in New York


Goran Fazil: Camera equipment to document paintings for animation


Suzanne Fluty: Tuition and travel for ISAC’s Artrepreneur Program


Bret Fowler: Supplies to create a series of hand-bound letterpress artist books


Ruth Fritz: Classes from Wingtip Press


Chaz Gentry: Lighting for films and productions


Sharli Gerber: 2 month writing sabbatical


Amy Granger: Quiltmaking retreat with Joe Cunningham


Matt Grover: Metal forming equipment to cut, bend and form metal in three dimensions


Charles Haman: 3D printer for sculpture and printmaking


John Hansen: Mixing, mastering, and production costs for new album


Holly Hudson: Printmaking classes at Wingtip Press


Victor Jimenez: Attendance at the Gradon Parrish workshop


Ian Kelly: Travel and tuition for Academia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti Vocal Training Intensive in Italy

Ben Kemper: Drafting and editing expenses for new play


Heidi Kraay: Living expenses for 2 month writing sabbatical for new play


Geoffrey Krueger: Camera equipment


Andy Lawless: Development of a website to show professional work on Super 8 and 16mm film


Christina Lee: Clarinet for solo and contemporary music


Fiona Luray: Recording and production of new album focusing on the theme of home


Nicole R. MacDonald: Oil painting classes with Geoffrey Krueger


Betty Mallorca: iPad for digital painting


Kevin McCain: Travel and supplies to paint the Tetons in Driggs, ID


Elisabeth Sharp McKetta: Design, printing and promotion for new book Beast with Troy Passey


Clyde Moneyhun: Travel to Spain to work on translations of two books of poetry by Dolors  Miquel


Kerry Moosman: Development of a solid digital portfolio to market his work


Star Moxley: Studio rental, supplies and living expenses to transition to a new medium of art


Heidi Naylor: Promotion expenses for new book Revolver


Brigette Nelson: Ventilated sandblasting cabinet


Alice Nelson: Laptop and harddrive for writing


Amy O’Brien: Installation materials


Thomas Paul: Production and promotion costs for new album


Kim Philley: Laptop to complete manuscript Spirit Level


Kathleen Probst: Tuition for painting workshop at Anderson Ranch


Melanie Radford: Mixing and mastering costs to record Pasadena


Betsie Richardson: Travel to attend Journey into the Soul Horses and the Medicine Wheel conference


Mandy Riley: Kiln for creating larger ceramic pieces


Susan Rowe: Expenses for a weeklong writing residency in Jerome


Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill: Production expenses for performance of new work, sentences


Deanna Scherrer: Attendance and exhibit at Munich Jewelry Week


Kay Seurat: Building improvements and equipment to replace lost studio space


Nicole Sharp: Attendance at Idaho Writers Conference


Elia Sherman: Equipment and travel expenses for documentary on American vernacular food


Chad Ethan Shohet: Tuition and travel to the national puppetry conference


Samantha Silva: Attendance at DISQUIET International Literary Program Conference in Lisbon


Andrea Sparrow: Travel to Colorado River to continue Endangered Species work with drone photography


Sofia Test: Tuition for songwriting workshop


Mady Thornquest: Travel and living expenses for London Contemporary Dance School residency


Virginia Treat: Lighting kit upgrade


Susan Valiquette: Printing of work for exhibit in Garden City


Matthew Wade: Equipment to complete post-production work on A Black Rift Begins to Yawn


Kerri Webster: Travel expenses for St. Louis and Chicago readings of her work


Jane Wilson: Travel and tuition for Jason Walker ceramics workshop


Lily Yasuda: Production expenses for first feature film LIKE LOVE


Linda Marie Zaerr: Travel to research a medieval route in France for new YA novel The Book of Silence

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