1999 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

EMESE BENCZUR, HUNGARY FlipFest logo
Apex Art, New York, NY

To allow textile artist Emese Benczur to participate in Apex Art’s Studio Program during the spring of 1999. Ms. Benczur, whose work utilizes language, will explore and mine English language maxims.

SHAGDARGUNTEV ENKHBAYAR, MONGOLIA
SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

To allow Enkhbayar, founder of the International Culture Exchange Society in Ulaanbaatar, to work with SomArts Cultural Center, a multi-purpose community arts facility. ICES and SomArts are organizing an international arts festival to take place in Ulaanbaatar in July 2000.

KRISTAPS GULBIS, LATVIA
Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

To support environmental sculptor Kristaps Gulbis in a three-month residency at the Tryon Center for Visual Art where he will work within a community of resident artists and interact with the landscape of Western North Carolina.

AKOS HARGITAI, HUNGARY
Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY

To allow the members of the dance group Cie 2 in 1, Akos Hargitai and Michaela Pein, to collaborate with U.S. dancers and choreographers Alan Good, Joanna Mendl Shaw and Vicky Shick. There will be a performance of their work-in-progress at Dance Theater Workshop in the spring of 2000.

ENVER PETROVCI, YUGOSLAVIA
Albanian/American Women’s Organization, New York, NY

To support actor Enver Petrovci as an artist-in-residence at AAWO Motrat Qiriazi, a cultural organization that promotes exchange between Albanian and American communities. Mr. Petrovci will stage readings and workshops.

Sergei Tcherkasski, Russia
Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT

To allow theater director Sergei Tcherkasski to work with David Chambers of Yale to investigate the different approaches to the Stanislavski Method in Russia and in the U.S. and explore the history of how Stanislavski has been taught internationally.