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United Arts Council

2021 Artist Support Grantees

2D Visual Art

Alberto Ortega: To create miniature models to serve as reference for paintings
Alia El-Bermani: To fabricate panels for a 90″ x 176″ painting
Allen Butler Jr.: To maintain home studio space to work + to use as an exhibition venue
Andie Freeman: To purchase materials for a solo exhibition in Hilton Head, SC
Anna F. Podris: To purchase art supplies + pay rent at the new artist collective in Raleigh
Britt Flood: To purchase equipment for home studio space
Elisabeth Effron: To create six new large-scale multi media photographic encaustic works
Ellen Hathaway : To enhance abstract art practice with instruction from Steven Aimone
Janet Link: To produce, frame, + document work for an exhibition at Anchorlight
Joseph Rafferty: To attend the International Center of Photography’s One-Year certificate program
Keith Norval: To create new work to exhibit in two galleries in Washington D.C. + Wilmington, NC
Kelsey Nix: To attend Heroes Convention as a vendor on the Artists Alley
King Nobuyoshi Godwin: To purchase painting materials
Martha Thorn: To improve home studio
Natacha Sochat: To buy a laser cutter to create intricate forms for 2D + 3D works
Natalia Lopes: To produce + print a dark fairy tale graphic novel
Peter Marin: To create, develop, + implement website
Shannon Johnstone and Teri Saylor: To print second book in children’s book series
Shawn Etheridge: To create paintings representing Historically Black Colleges + Universities
Tyrone Small: To create a mural on a restaurant on Capital Boulevard

3D Visual Art/Crafts

Hsiang-Ting Yen: To help pay for new studio space in Artspace
Jennifer Markowitz: To support studio space needed to complete a large scale textile project
Joyce Watkins King: To rent an etching press + purchase art materials for an upcoming exhibition
Leatha Benvie Koefler: To strengthen website + produce/mail promotional packets
Mike Slobot: To purchase new technologies + equipment for sculptures
Randy B. Parker: To update sanding equipment + offer a better finish on bandsaw boxes
Scott Hazard: To develop new mixed-media works focused on silhouettes of plants + geology
Tiffany Price Coley: To create a more efficient hollow-form + structural jewelry fabrication setup


Joshua Martin: To conduct collaborative theatre research experiments in video conferencing + virtual reality
Lormarev Jones: To purchase equipment to create work in the digital theatre/podcast space
Marie-Louise Bennett: To transport + implement a multi-phased participatory installation
Matthew Hager: To adapt + record an original children’s musical as an audio production
Phillip Bernard Smith: To develop the Mahogany Stage Production website
Yolanda W. Rabun: To create a full-length musical theatre soundtrack album


Angela Belcher Epps: To hire an editor to complete a 50,000-word wellness guide
Angela Wilhite: To attend a week-long writing workshop + conference
Bridgette A. Lacy: To take one-on-one classes with award-winning essayist Sayantani Dasgupta
Cindy Brookshire: To produce a book of stories about 12 people in Activate Selma (NC)
Diane Silcox Jarrett: To complete a creative nonfiction picture book
Judy Allen Dodson: To purchase a MacBook Pro laptop to upgrade technology
Judy M. Dove: To create a play that focuses on the experiences of a Japanese American Post WWII
Kiran Kaur Saini: To attend two classes at Gotham Writer’s Workshop
Marjorie R. Hudson: To hire a continuity + sensitivity editor for a completed novel draft
Tony Peacock:  To complete a fictional children’s book that explores traditional hollerin’

Media Arts

Ashley Blake: To purchase equipment to produce visual poetry series
Heather Gordon: To support an experimental 10-month project at GreenHill Center for NC Art
Justin Johnta Perry: To purchase equipment + materials to create an interactive art experience
Shelley Smith: To purchase equipment + supplies for contemporary digital + textile art
Wendy Spitzer: To redesign a website to better reflect the interdisciplinary nature of arts practice


Christian Tamburr: To support the live performance + outreach of Sounds For Sculpture
Christopher Scully-Thurston: To create Sinewaves in poetic locations around the Triangle
Corinne Crowley: To create an online portfolio of performances as a professional bassoonist
Gregg Gelb: To upgrade website with goal of getting more performance opportunities
Krista Siachames: To bring kls percussion.com into the virtual sphere
Lemon Sparks: To support a PR + marketing campaign to promote a newly completed album
Matthew O’Connell: To track, produce, + mix a full length album
Matvey Lapin: To complete Phase 1 of project to record sonatas by J. S. Bach for violin + organ
Moses T. Alexander Greene: To record + produce a full-length concept album
Ron Edward Baxter: To record a  project featuring original music + arrangements
Solomon Eichner:
To purchase recording equipment for virtual concerts
Thomas Taylor: To purchase an iMac to record original music with musicians from other countries
William R. Ridenour: To purchase equipment for recording + web-streaming

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