2000 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

MATEI BEJENARU, ROMANIA
Around the Coyote Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

To support Matei Bejenaru, visual artist and director of the international arts festival Periferic in Iasi, Romania, in a residency at the Around the Coyote Arts Festival in September 2000.

CONSTANTIN BOKHOROV, RUSSIA
New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

To allow Constantin Bokhorov, Program Coordinator at the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, to study the structure of NYFA’s programs and methods of support, and to further develop CrossCurrents, a project that pairs American and Russian artists for lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

IVA JANAKOVA, CZECH REPUBLIC
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

To allow Iva Janakova, Chief Curator at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, to do preparatory research for a traveling exhibition of the work of Czech graphic designer Ladislav Sutnar.

DUSAN KIRBIS, SLOVENIA
L.I.P.A. Gallery, Chicago, IL

To allow visual artist Dusan Kirbis to create and present a new work for the Artists for Peace program at L.I.P.A. Gallery. L.I.P.A. is dedicated to presenting the work of artists from Central and Southeastern Europe.

GUSTAV MURIN, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

To support writer Gustav Murin’s work at the University of Oklahoma’s International Programs Center where he will research the role of writers in U.S. politics.

EGLE RAKAUSKAITE, LITHUANIA
Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage, AK

To support visual artist Egle Rakauskaite’s three-week residency at Out North where she will create a video documentary based on interviews with elderly Alaskans that explores notions of isolation in time and space.

PRIIT RAUD and KAJA KANN, ESTONIA
GOH Productions, New York, NY

To allow Priit Raud and Kaja Kann, Associate Directors of the 2.tants dance organization in Tallinn, Estonia to travel across the U.S. to see the work of a variety of U.S. dance companies and meet with choreographers and administrators to plan future collaborations.

MARE SAARE, ESTONIA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

To support Mare Saare, Head of the Department of Glass at the Estonian Academy of Art, in a residency at Corning Museum of Glass where she will participate in classes and consult with staff about establishing a museum of glass in Estonia.

THEODOSII SPASSOV, BULGARIA
Makor, New York, NY

To allow composer and musician Theodosii Spassov to work with Paradox Trio, a New York-based group which specializes in Balkan music. They will create new work that will premiere at Makor, a cultural organization in New York City.

JURATE SUCYLAITE, LITHUANIA
National Association for Poetry Therapy, Washington, D.C.

To allow poet and psychiatrist Jurate Sucylaite to attend a conference being held by the National Association for Poetry Therapy in Albuquerque, NM in May 2000.