United Arts Council

2023 Artist Support Grantees

2D Visual Art

Adam D. Cohen: To engage with the community and create revenue streams
Ash Lorusso: To purchase materials for a new body of work
Ashley Harrington: To support the pursuit of a new body of work
Blanca LaCortiglia: To purchase materials for a new body of work
Denise Hughes: To fund a month long teaching position in Cambodia
Elizabeth J. TrefneyTo create a photobook merging ancestral Armenian stories with the present
Ellen Hathaway: For professional development through business consulting sessions
Georges Le ChevallierTo purchase materials for a new body of work
Jennifer Beth CliftonTo support an intergenerational portrait project
Je’welTo purchase studio space and supplies to complete new body of work
Just Jenus ArtTo support a studio upgrade and the creation of a new body of work
Karen Rose: To attend printmaking residency in Barcelona
Native Mystik: To support a new body of work on the preservation of NC culture
Ryan FoxTo frame watercolor works
Stephanie FreeseTo create a new series of realism paintings

3D Visual Art/Crafts

Alexander Percy: To promote metalsmithing
Ann Flaherty: To purchase a cutting machine for new work
Diana BloomfieldTo create handmade, sculptural books
Jean Gray MohsTo purchase tools to further studio work
Jennifer MarkowitzTo purchase embroidery and sculpting supplies
Laura Moffett MyersTo purchase pottery equipment
Mary Gabriel: For studio fees and materials to complete a mixed media project
Mauricio CarrilloTo purchase equipment to expand current work
Peter BorsayTo purchase printmaking supplies
Ravens MeadowTo purchase silversmithing supplies
Regina DaleTo create new works for upcoming show
Sarah ForsterTo create new works+ improve web presence
SplitGillStudioTo support the continued growth of art sales


Anthony Aycock: For professional editing of a manuscript
Chasta Hamilton: To attend a professional development conference
Diana Hoffmaster: To develop new work influenced by meditation practices
eggNYMPH Artist Collective: To launch the eggNYMPH Artist Collective
Gretchen ElhassaniTo produce an audio book based on a collection of interviews
Joanne GarrettTo create a new screenplay
June GuralnickTo produce an original play
Linda GorhamTo support website upgrades and digital content
Redbud Writing Project: To support a free fiction writing class for the Wake County community
s.P. The WriterTo document poetry pieces performed live
Triangle Intimacy Lab: To create free meetings on safely in intimacy in theatre

Film/Photography/New Media

Akira Dudley: To purchase materials to advance digital illustration skills
Anh-Tuan TranTo support a career change into a full-time artist
AnnaScott Cross: To support a photography project highlighting legends of NC
Chris FaceyTo support a photography project exploring stereotypes
Eric Barstow: To purchase a professional lighting kit and wireless microphone
Krystal Boney: To purchase a large format printer
Lea CiceraroTo support film development and printing of new works
Matt RameyTo support the creation of a new body of work
Phillip LokenTo purchase upgraded photography equipment
Stephanie Marie Barnhill NealTo support the creation of new mixed media works


Christopher ShortTo support professional recordings and website updates
Deja BelleTo support monthly rental for a studio space
Doug CasteenTo support podcast based on growing up in NC
Larry BellorínTo establish a web presence and help with solo album
LeDarius HicksTo support the LoFi Lounge event series
Matty The Chef: To purchase new equipment and digital tools
Michelle DawnTo support  growth on digital platforms
Millie VaughnTo support a career as a music producer
The Genius PartyTo support the release of a new project

Jul 15

WTF Town Hall

7:30 pm–9:00 pm

A series of weekly Town Hall forums curated by The National Women's Theatre Festival about, for, and with theatremakers.

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