Art Matters Announces 2016 Grantees

Art Matters—a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to support experimentation in the arts—announced its 2016 grant recipients today. The foundation has awarded twenty-six artists with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for ongoing projects that address social issues.

“We are thrilled to support this extraordinary group of artists from across the US,” director Sacha Yanow said. “Their practices are diverse, engaging issues of social justice and experimenting with form. We feel their voices are particularly important at this moment in the world, and through our funding we hope to help amplify them.”

In addition, the organization awarded the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council a grant in support of the organization of an exhibit of works by artist Michael Richards, who died in his LMCC studio in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The grantees are:

Sandra Haydee Alonso (El Paso, TX)
Katrina Andry (New Orleans, LA)
Sadie Barnette (Oakland, CA)
Black Salt Collective (Oakland/Los Angeles, CA)
Frank Chi (Washington, DC)
Complex Movements (Detroit, MI)
Michelle Dizon (Los Angeles, CA)
Skylar Fein (New Orleans, LA)
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (Baltimore, MD)
Vanessa German (Pittsburgh, PA)
Harriet’s Apothecary (Brooklyn NY)
Taro Hattori (Richmond, CA)
Xandra Ibarra (Oakland, CA)
Jellyfish Colectivo y Los Dos (El Paso, TX)
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. (Detroit, MI)
Young Joon Kwak (Los Angeles, CA)
Troy Michie (Brooklyn, NY)
Holly Nordlum (Anchorage, AK)
Ahamefule Oluo (Seattle, WA)
Laura Ortman (Brooklyn, NY)
Otabenga Jones and Associates (Houston, TX)
Sondra Perry (Perth Amboy, NJ)
Dario Robleto (Houston, TX)
Tina Takemoto (San Francisco, CA)
Rodrigo Valenzuela (Los Angeles, CA/Seattle, WA)
Judith Walgren (San Francisco, CA)