This year we are thrilled to be investing in 105 artists from all disciplines from across the Treasure Valley. Awards ranged from $500-$5,000, and supported everything from studio rent to time off, new cameras, laptops, travel and educational opportunities.
A complete list of our grantees can be found below.
**Grantees are alphabetical by first name.**
Alan Heathcock: Website development and professional expenses for promotion of a new novel.
Alexis Chambers: iPad pro and Apple Pencil for digital illustration.
Alison Ward: Recording equipment and travel to create audio and visual representations of rarely heard, naturally occurring, soundscapes.
Allison Corona: Purchase of a new Nikon camera with video capabilities.
Allison Fowle: Travel expenses to Yellow Pine, ID for research for an upcoming essay documenting the impact of mining on the Salmon River.
Amanda Huynh: Filmmaking equipment to expand practice as a director and editor.
Ameerah Bader: Computer to create digital and interactive work.
Amy Giles: Artist submission fees.
Amy Granger: Purchase of a new quilting frame.
Amy Johnson: Purchase of a glass kiln.
Andi Rados: Funds to pay crew for a feature film.
Andrea Sparrow: Post-production funds to complete a feature length documentary.
Andrew Nemr: Travel for a self-guided writing retreat to complete a book on tap dancing method.
Anna Dunford: Recording equipment to create an acoustic and electronic percussion concept album.
Ashley Young: Woodworking tools to work with cedar.
Becka Watkins: Manual leather cutting and embossing machines to streamline artistic process.
Beth Suter: Collaboration with a graphic designer to complete a children's book.
Betty Mallorca: Funds to launch an art-centric podcast.
Brian Telestai: Musical theater writing course.
Brie Schettle: Digital microscope to create ecologically-focused photographs and prints of the Boise River Greenbelt.
Brigette Nelson: Double sided, free standing glass lathe and grinding, engraving and polishing tools.
Brynne Clayton: Purchase of a new kiln.
Caitlin Harris: Support for the purchase of a Vandercook 219 press to improve Wheelhouse Press’ capabilities and benefit community printing projects.
Cate Brigden: Wacom Cintiq 22 digital drawing screen.
Christina Gilmore: Paragon SC3 Kiln and rolling mill to further craft as a metalworker.
Claire Remsberg: One year of artistic mentorship with Boise artist JanyRae Seda.
Clyde Moneyhun: Travel to Barcelona to for poetry research and book promotion.
Cody Gittings: Post-production funds to complete a documentary short exploring isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cody Rutty: Graphics Card for Animation and Video.
Cuream Jackson: Funds to become a certified trainer in circus arts from the Ècole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal.
Dan Costello: Electrical and construction costs to transform home into a performance space and artist residency.
Daniel Ronesse: New laptop for recording, performing, and videography related to personal drumming pursuits.
Danielle Hurd: Design and installation of a mural to celebrate the historic Chinese Gardens in The Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District.
Darwin Fan: New laptop for photography editing and workflow.
David Ford: Purchase of a new laptop.
Debbra Palmer: Publishing and shipping expenses to produce 500 copies of an autobiographical graphic novel to distrubute among LGBTQ advocacy groups.
Elliot Norton: Accessories for a BlackMagic camera.
Fiona Wilhelm: Sound mixing course.
Francis Fox: Travel to “Sculpture X” Digital Sculpting Workshop and Residency at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.
Genevieve Emerson: Six months of studio rent.
Hallie Maxwell: Papermaking supplies to recycle paper cranes from community installation.
Hannah Meyer: Solo performance class.
Jacqui Teruya: Travel expenses to conduct site specific research for a novel-in-progress documenting Japanese American farming communities.
Jake Saunders: Audio and video recording equipment to expand practice as a musician.
Janet Lo: Funds to pay for the services of a dramaturg to workshop an original stage play.
Jason McAdam: Purchase of a Sony 135 f/1.8 lens for use in portrait work.
Jeremiah O’Mahony: Nikon D750 Full Frame Camera with lenses.
Jessi Biagioni: Multipurpose camera for video and photographing work.
Jessica Harned: Recording equipment to upgrade production of "Classical Queens" podcast.
Jessica Tornga: Purchase of an in-home screen printing press.
Jessie Nilo: Replacement parts and supplies to repair a 1947 Kelsey Letterpress.
Jessie Swimeley: Purchase of a high-res photo printer to create contact negatives for alternative process photography.
Joan Thomas: Supplies for 10 oil paintings illustrating a children's book, with digital imaging of the series.
Jocelyne Contreras: iPad pro and Apple Pencil for digital illustration.
Joey Ohls: Funds to pay principle cast and crew for narrative pilot.
Joy Haynes: Funds to produce new V.O. demo reels and expand body of work as a voiceover actor.
Juan Serrano-Aguirre: Purchase of a new kiln and pug mill.
Katherine Shaughnessy: Purchase of two digital frames to showcase videography art.
Katie Preston: Editing expenses to complete a web series.
Kirsten Furlong: Funds to support the creation of new work and solo exhibition of that work at Pendleton Center for the Arts.
Kyla Davidson: iPad pro to streamline musical practice from home.
Larry McNeil: Digital printer.
Leigh Anne Squires: Travel and registration fees for a Mystery Writers Conference.
Leland Stewart: 3D printer and sculpture stand to produce anatomical models for advanced sculpting armatures.
Lillian Jenner: Purchase of a new laptop for writing.
Lisa Pisano: Metal casting equipment.
Lisa Roggenbuck: Artist submission fees.
Lori Edmo-Suppah: New laptop and camera for work as a reporter and photographer.
Luma Jasim: New desktop for film and graphic design.
Mady Thornquest: Three months of costs to support dance training and professional development in New York City.
Marianna Edwards: New DSLR camera, lens, memory card, flash unit, and remote for photo references and documenting artwork/studio practice.
Marne Elmore: Renovation to transform a home garage into a functioning studio space and artist residency.
Mary Pauline Lowry: Funds to pay a developmental editor for a novel-in-progress.
Michael Martello: Funds to produce a body of photographic work exploring vulnerability, affection, and intimacy, in male relationships.
Michelle Bliss: Installation costs for large-scale photo series.
Mike Chambers: One-on-one coaching for art sales and marketing.
Mykelle Walton: Travel and lodging to attend a private hair hanging intensive in Madrid Spain.
Natanya Biskar: Research trip to California for an upcoming novel.
Nicole Cullen: Six months of part-time child care for time and space to write.
Nikki Russo: Six months of studio rent at the Gem Center for the Arts.
Noble Hardesty: Funds to produce 5,000 custom-printed coasters to serve as a substrate for small, daily paintings.
Nolan Turner: Two months off to work on completing a new novel.
Odessa Kaufman: iPad pro and Apple Pencil to support female owned & operated mural/graphic design startup.
Pattie McKellip-Fowler: Clemes and Clemes Electric Drum Carder to process wool.
Penelope Wilson: Drawing tablet plus printing expenses to create 250 copies of a graphic novel.
Rachel Becker: Purchase of an oboe d'amore for performing as soloist and in ensembles.
Rachel Teannalach: Travel expenses to tour a new body of work.
Rafferty Clark: Wood, metal, and resin to create a new body of work.
Sara Bruner: Adobe Illustrator and a digital art tablet to streamline work as a theater director.
Sasha Barrett: Funds to help travel and make work for a duo exhibition at In Tandem Gallery in North Carolina.
Savannah Culp: Dye Sublimation printer to create custom fabrics.
Sean McNearney: Funds to purchase specialized straps for wireless microphones placed on actors and performers.
Shaylie Woodhouse: Studio rent.
Shriram Sivaramakrishnan: Three months of rent to continue residing in Boise during the Summer of 2021.
Sonya Feibert: Improv coaching.
Stuart Holland: Travel to La Wayaka Artist Residency in Chile.
Susan Rowe: Time off to work on completing a memoir.
Tai Simpson: Paid time off to grow practice as a storyteller and community builder.
Trevor Dougal: Travel and registration for a Ballroom choreography and technique training camp.
Tyler Brewington: Research trip to Moscow, ID for a writing project.
Will von Tagen: Post-production funds for a reality TV pilot.
William Lewis: Stretchers for large scale paintings and framing for works on paper.
Zach Buie: German rotary valve C trumpet for orchestral, chamber, and solo performance.
Zach Herbert: One month of paid time off to create a 10-15 minute musical piece about grief.