FCA Announces 2012 Grants to Artists and John Cage Award
2nd February 2012
Rhodri Davies, Aberystwyth born and bred, now living in Gateshead, has received a very prestigious award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, an organisation based in New York, USA. Rhodri regularly performs in Wales and has collaborated with Eddie Ladd and others. For more information click HERE to go to his web site.
Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations.
Through a nomination process, individual artists and organizations working in dance, music/sound, theater/performance art, poetry, and the visual arts are awarded unrestricted grants for projects of their own choosing.
The Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 Grants to Artists program. Fourteen unrestricted grants of $25,000 each, a total of $350,000, are to be awarded to artists in the United States and abroad.
Selected by the Directors of the Foundation and noted members of the arts community from confidential nominations submitted by prominent artists and arts professionals, the 2012 recipients are:
Beth Gill, Ridgewood, NY
Ralph Lemon, New York, NY
Jen Rosenblit, Brooklyn, NY
Jace Clayton, Brooklyn, NY
Rhodri Davies, Gateshead, UK
Ei Arakawa, Brooklyn, NY
Justin Vivian Bond, New York, NY
Thomas Bradshaw, Evanston, IL
Grace Schwindt, London, UK
Jack Collom, Boulder, CO
Tan Lin, New York, NY
Daniel Bozhkov, New York, NY
William E. Jones, Los Angeles, CA
Kate Millet, New York, NY
Click here for the full press release and more information about the Grants to Artists program.
FCA Announces the 2012 John Cage Award
The Foundation is also pleased to announce the winner of the John Cage Award for 2012. Selected by the Directors of the Foundation, this year’s recipient is Pauline Oliveros (New York, NY).
The John Cage Award is made biennially in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts for work that reflects the spirit of John Cage. This prestigious $50,000 award was established in 1992 in honor of the late composer, one of FCA’s founders. The selection is made from invited nominations.
Ms. Oliveros is a senior figure in contemporary American music and founder of the Deep Listening Institute. Since the 1960s, she has worked with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual. Oliveros represented the U.S. at the 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan, and was honored in 1985 with a retrospective at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She is a Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Darius Milhaud Composer-in-Residence at Mills College in Oakland, CA.
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