The Franklin Furnace FUND FOR PERFORMANCE ART 2006-07

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe that this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. This year's esteemed selection panel of artists, Perry Bard, Paco Cao, Laura McGough, Lorraine O’Grady and Brooke Singer, met on June 14th, 15th and 16th, 2006.

The selected artists/collaborations will receive grants of $4,000 each. In 2006-07 these programs are made possible by the generous support of the Jerome Foundation and by general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts.


For twenty years, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art awards have been given to emerging performance artists to allow them to do major work in New York. Events are presented in partnership with collegial venues, or, in the case of site-specific collaborative groups, in the city environment. This season, Franklin Furnace received 415 applications, more than ever before.

Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art 2006-07 grant recipients are:

Lisa Bufano, Allston, MA
Kelly Dobson, Cambridge, MA
Kate Gilmore, New York, NY
David Khang, Vancouver, Canada
neuroTransmitter, New York, NY
Rashaad Newsome, Brooklyn, NY
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Vancouver, Canada

Panel bios