RECIPIENTS

Mary Mattingly and Eyebeam Atelier
New Work Project Grant

Mary Mattingly is using Harpo funding to develop her current project, "Flock House," which mimics the pattern and shape of current global human migration. Intended as a series of houses, "Flock House" living systems will be completely movable and constructed of recycled and re-purposed materials. This project is to be...

Deborah Brevoort and Virginia Stage Company
New Work Project Grant

Typically, the foundation supports visual artists but Deborah Brevoort's play, The Comfort Team, created as part of Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, was such a good fit with the foundation's thematic focus in 2011, an exception was made. Premiering in 2012, The Comfort Team explores the relationships and identities created, maintained,...

Mercedes Dorame
Native American Residency Fellow

Mercedes Dorame is a member of the Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California. The artist draws from a deep well of personal experience and cultural tradition to create photographs, sculptures, and installations. During her residency at Vermont Studio Center as a Harpo Fellow, the artist used mixed media including photographs and...

Theaster Gates and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
New Work Project Grant

Theaster Gates and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts have applied Harpo's support toward the planning and early development phases of the Town Hall project, an expansive effort to develop a new cultural infrastructure in North Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is a segregated city that houses extreme disparities between class and opportunity. Omaha...

Swoon and The Transformazium
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support The Transformazium, an art installation and participatory community space in a once-abandoned church building in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to value and activate local relationships, ideas and resources in a post-industrial town whose residents are in the process of discovering innovative solutions to...

Nick Tobier and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
New Work Project Grant

Nick Tobier in conjunction with Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is applying Harpo funding to develop New News Detroit , a mobile kiosk that provides a local beacon with a global reach through workshops that provoke and disseminate local observations of the physical city through networked and on site publishing. New News Detroit combines...