Franklin Furnace News & Events
Past, Present, and Future IV
November 15, 2018
Brooklyn Campus Library
Alumni Reading Room
Join us in welcoming the 2018 Franklin Furnace Fund grant recipients! Pratt Institute’s Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) MFA program and Franklin Furnace Archive will co-host this event to welcome the new performance art grant recipients. FF Fund recipients will give short presentations of their newly funded projects.
Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2018-19:
Laura Bernstein (Brooklyn, NY)
Rashayla Marie Brown (Chicago, IL)
Shayna Dunkelman (Brooklyn, NY)
Nicole Goodwin (New York, NY)
Modesto Jimenez (Brooklyn, NY)
Guadalupe Maravilla (Richmond, VA)
Nyugen Smith (Jersey City, NJ)
Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.
The Ken Dewey Fund
Between 1959 and 1972 the unheralded yet pivotal New York artist Ken Dewey reimagined the function of art in society; now maybe the film about his life can do the same. All financial proceeds from the online release of the documentary film Ken Dewey – This Is A Test will be donated to create a new grant for artists. This new grant will enable an artist or scholar to work in New York City and create a piece of performance art or academic project inspired by some element of the film Ken Dewey – This Is A Test.
The film will be launched online February 14, 2018 and, much like Kickstarter campaigns, the grant will take effect only if $30,000 is raised in the first 6 months. If more funds are raised the grant will be run annually for as long as the funds regenerate. If less than $30,000 is raised, all funds will go to the mission of Franklin Furnace, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.