2018-19 RACC Professional Development Grants (Cycle 2)

The Professional Development Grant program assists artists or arts administrators with opportunities that specifically improve their business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. The RACC Board approved these 34 Professional Development Grants totaling $45,400 on December 12, 2018. (*First time grant recipients)

 

2018-19 Professional Development Grant awards (Cycle 2):

*Alexandra Czyzewicz – Attend NafME NW Division Choral Conference in Portland and ACDA National Choral Conference in Kansas City, MO – $900

*Alison Thomas – Study circus skills in private instruction with Jack Stocklynn – $1,000

*Bonnie Ratner – Study contemporary dramatic writing with playwright and consultant E.M. Lewis – $1,500

*Charles Purvis – Study bookbinding with artist and bookmaker Rory Sparks in Portland – $630

Darrell Grant – Study with composer Gabriel Lena Frank in two intensive workshops at Creative Music Academy in Boonville, CA – $1,920

*Ellen Lesperance – Present work in “Still I Rise” group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and give artist’s talk in Nottingham – $960

*Heather Binns – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Jade Novarino – Attend 1-month at 2727 California Street art residency in Berkeley, CA – $1,200

*Jake Simonds – Study clown performance in workshop intensive with Phillippe Gaulier at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Philippe Gaulier in Paris – $1,750

*Jenelle Steele – Study French bow making with bow maker Tom Goering in 2-week intensive workshop in Topeka, Kansas – $1,740

*Jody Ake – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

Julie Perini – Hire graphic designer for brand development and artist coach – $820

*Kim Taylor Blakemore – Attend 3-day Historical Novel Society North America Conference in National Harbor, MD – $1,700

*Kristen Miller – Attend 3-month Kemijarvi Artist Residency in Iceland – $2,000

*Lacey Monroe – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Hare – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Sinner – Attend 1-week Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Pentaculum residency in Gatlinburg, TN – $900

Lisa Chang – Hire web designer to create mobile-friendly website for Tahitian and hula dance – $1,700

Marlana Hayes – Representation, documentation, and shipping of paintings to AIR Gallery in NYC – $1,500

*Maya Vivas – Present work and perform at 4-day The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Minneapolis, MN – $2,000

*Melinda McKinley – Attend 2-week residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT – $1,300

*Mia Ferm – Present curated film series “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” at Anthology Film Archives in NYC – $1,000

*Michael Galen – Study of Tama drumming and Sabar dance with Griot Massamba Diop and Alima Dion in Dakar, Senegal – $1,950

*Michael Sanchez – Attend 52-hour Train Jam from Chicago to SF – $810

*Pamela Chipman – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Rodolfo Ortega – Present composition & sound design work at 10-day Prague Quadrennial – $1,700

*Sage Brown – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Sarah Brahim – Study choreography with mentor Tracey Durbin in Durham, NC – $1,650

*Stephanie Adams-Santos – Attend one-month writing residency at Vermont Studio Center – $1,370

*Yoonhee Choi – Hire photographer and videographer to document artistic process and installed work – $1,200

*Yuan-Chen Li – Present new composition at the Grande Luxe Hall in Vancouver BC – $800

*Yukiyo Kawano – Attend 2-month residency at Santa Fe Art Institute – $2,000

CymaSpace – Hire web developer to upgrade website and filmmaker to produce marketing/development campaign for nonprofit serving DHH community – $2,000

*Urban Art Network – Hire consultant to upgrade website for mobile compatibility for nonprofit independent artist directory – $2,000

*Alexandra Czyzewicz – Attend NafME NW Division Choral Conference in Portland and ACDA National Choral Conference in Kansas City, MO – $900

*Alison Thomas – Study circus skills in private instruction with Jack Stocklynn – $1,000

*Bonnie Ratner – Study contemporary dramatic writing with playwright and consultant E.M. Lewis – $1,500

*Charles Purvis – Study bookbinding with artist and bookmaker Rory Sparks in Portland – $630

Darrell Grant – Study with composer Gabriel Lena Frank in two intensive workshops at Creative Music Academy in Boonville, CA – $1,920

*Ellen Lesperance – Present work in “Still I Rise” group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and give artist’s talk in Nottingham – $960

*Heather Binns – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Jade Novarino – Attend 1-month at 2727 California Street art residency in Berkeley, CA – $1,200

*Jake Simonds – Study clown performance in workshop intensive with Phillippe Gaulier at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Philippe Gaulier in Paris – $1,750

*Jenelle Steele – Study French bow making with bow maker Tom Goering in 2-week intensive workshop in Topeka, Kansas – $1,740

*Jody Ake – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

Julie Perini – Hire graphic designer for brand development and artist coach – $820

*Kim Taylor Blakemore – Attend 3-day Historical Novel Society North America Conference in National Harbor, MD – $1,700

*Kristen Miller – Attend 3-month Kemijarvi Artist Residency in Iceland – $2,000

*Lacey Monroe – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Hare – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Lauren Sinner – Attend 1-week Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Pentaculum residency in Gatlinburg, TN – $900

Lisa Chang – Hire web designer to create mobile-friendly website for Tahitian and hula dance – $1,700

Marlana Hayes – Representation, documentation, and shipping of paintings to AIR Gallery in NYC – $1,500

*Maya Vivas – Present work and perform at 4-day The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Minneapolis, MN – $2,000

*Melinda McKinley – Attend 2-week residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT – $1,300

*Mia Ferm – Present curated film series “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” at Anthology Film Archives in NYC – $1,000

*Michael Galen – Study of Tama drumming and Sabar dance with Griot Massamba Diop and Alima Dion in Dakar, Senegal – $1,950

*Michael Sanchez – Attend 52-hour Train Jam from Chicago to SF – $810

*Pamela Chipman – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Rodolfo Ortega – Present composition & sound design work at 10-day Prague Quadrennial – $1,700

*Sage Brown – Attend 4-day Photolucida Portfolio Reviews in Portland first time – $900

*Sarah Brahim – Study choreography with mentor Tracey Durbin in Durham, NC – $1,650

*Stephanie Adams-Santos – Attend one-month writing residency at Vermont Studio Center – $1,370

*Yoonhee Choi – Hire photographer and videographer to document artistic process and installed work – $1,200

*Yuan-Chen Li – Present new composition at the Grande Luxe Hall in Vancouver BC – $800

*Yukiyo Kawano – Attend 2-month residency at Santa Fe Art Institute – $2,000

CymaSpace – Hire web developer to upgrade website and filmmaker to produce marketing/development campaign for nonprofit serving DHH community – $2,000

*Urban Art Network – Hire consultant to upgrade website for mobile compatibility for nonprofit independent artist directory – $2,000