2008 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

ARTUR AVANESOV, ARMENIA
Purchase College, Purchase, NY and Symphony Space, New York City, NY

To support research on Zen Buddhism’s influence on contemporary American music and two concert performances of contemporary American and Armenian music, one at Purchase College and one at Symphony Space.

GIA CHKHATARASHVILI, GEORGIA
Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York City, NY

To support travel and artist’s expenses for a group exhibition at Abrons Art Center, a series of lectures at Lower East Side high schools and middle schools, and research concerning digital documentation and historic preservation at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas.

GERMAN KHATYLAEV, RUSSIAFlipFest logo
Payomet Performing Arts Center, North Truro, MA

To support a tour of concerts, workshops, and master classes of traditional and contemporary Sakha (Yakutian) music in schools and performing arts centers in eastern Massachusetts.

PIOTR KURKA, POLAND
Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, Butte, MT

To support the creation of a new body of work, through an artist residency program, of pinhole photography and drawings inspired by the cultural landscape of Montana.

STEFAN PECA, ROMANIA
Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT

To support the completion of Gigantic, a play about love, fathers, and sons, against the backdrop of a changing Romania, in collaboration with Long Wharf Dramaturge and Literary Manager, Beatrice Basso, and Long Wharf Associate Artistic Director, Eric Ting.

SASA SRECKOVIC, SERBIA
Handmade in America, Asheville, NC

To support the study and exchange of cultivation practices surrounding art- and craft-based economic systems: cultural tourism, arts business training, village revitalization, and use of craft in home decor.