$8,000 to support Notes for a People’s Atlas of Chisinau, a series of workshops where local residents are asked to illustrate their impressions and histories onto a blank map of the city, in collaboration with Oberliht, the Moldova Young Artists Association. The results will be produced as a catalogue to be distributed through Oberliht’s CHIOSC public space kiosks.
$7,000 to support AFS Education Director Christian Raymond together with Romanian filmmaker Sergiu Lupse to work with disadvantaged youths and adults at the Veritas Foundation in Sighisoara on an intensive digital filmmaking workshop and collective film that will explore personal, family and community issues.
$4,000 to support Illuminated Departures, a collaborative public art project in Yerevan that will examine the loss of communities and displacement of families from gentrification and urban development.
$2,500 to support travel by Dr. Csapớ-Sweet to research contemporary Bosnian films, with assistance from Bosnian filmmaker and scholar Dr. Lejla Panjeta, for inclusion in the 2009 St. Louis International Film Festival.
$4,500 to support the presentation of Pictures Without Borders: Bosnia Revisited, a collection of photographs and texts chronicling two trips to Bosnia in 1970 and 2003, in a traveling exhibition curated by Fatima Maslic, director of the Travnik Regional Museum.
$4,500 to support the production, in collaboration with Ukrainian journalist Lilya Klimova, of Artists of Moldavanka, a video project portraying a group of artists who live in the historic Moldavanka neighborhood of Odessa.
$5,000 to support the creation of new site-specific performances and a multi-media installation in the city of Sofia by C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience), a collaboration between visual artists A.L. Steiner, AJ Blandford and dance duo robbinschilds, with music by Seattle-based band Kinski.
$6,500 to support the production, together with Georgian artist Mamuka Japharidze, of Shin, a stereoscopic and ambisonic film exploring Georgian cultural traditions and their integration and interpretation into contemporary culture.
$2,500 to support travel by Cabinet magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief to Bucharest for a lecture at the PAVILION Center for Contemporary Art and meetings with prominent Romanian artists and curators.
$4,000 to support the creation of an animated work using silhouettes, drawings and photographs incorporating imagery of Armenian artifacts and a workshop on silhouetting and paper cutting techniques during a 6-week residency at UTOPIANA.
$7,500 to support the creation of White on White, an experimental futuristic film noir inspired by the writings of Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich, in co-production with MediaArtLab in Moscow. The film will cast and collaborate with regional performers working in improvisation with American actor Jeff Wood.
$4,000 to support a public art initiative during a residency at the Museum of Transitory Art that will incorporate performative works, souvenir objects, new monuments and jingles into a new Ljubljana Tourism Bureau.