Grant: $1,500The Celebration Ensemble will use their grant to create a professional full-length video and two-minute promotional video clip of their first original feature-length show, Thumbs Up, a comedic and visually captivating production that follows 20 year-old aspiring-writer Lexi up the Maine coast as she hitchhikes her way to Canada. Both videos will be duplicated onto a promotional DVD in full-color packaging. This DVD will then be used to market Thumbs Up to performing arts venues across the United States. The funding will enable them to expand the recording to a three camera shoot with two camera operators and to edit a full-length video and promotional teaser video.
Grant: $1,500Cynthia Davis is using her grant money to build a website designed to increase the accessibility and exposure of her visual work on the internet; to gain gallery representation, and to connect the work to a wider artistic community and audience. For 25 years Cynthia has developed a portfolio of work including textiles, maps, sculpture, book art, drawing, film and more that has been widely recognized for both excellence and innovation. She has been received multiple grants and has shown her work in galleries worldwide. A website will allow Cynthia to expand the exposure of her work and allow it to be her focal point within an ever-growing online social network.
This grant will support the completion and release of a professional video production of original, choreographic work.