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Artforum June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

AGNES GUND'S ART FOR JUSTICE FUND AWARDS NEARLY $10 MILLION IN SECOND ROUND OF GRANTS

The Art for Justice Fund, which was launched by philanthropist and collector Agnes Gund last year, announced today that it is awarding almost $10 million to thirty-eight recipients in its second round of grants. Working to advance criminal justice reform in the United States, Gund auctioned off a prized work by Roy Lichtenstein in January 2017 and used $100 million of the proceeds to jump-start the initiative.

"With this round of grants in particular, the Art for Justice Fund is emphasizing support to women and children," said Gund. "We know that children whose parents get trapped in the criminal justice system are more likely to be incarcerated later themselves. We need to break this vicious cycle that is devastating the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities."

Ranging from $25,000 to $2 million, the grants will support organizations working to end cash-bail practices that discriminate against people from low-income communities, provide resources to groups advocating to close youth prisons, expand higher education programs for people who are incarcerated, create leadership training programs for children whose parents are behind bars, and educate the public on the need for criminal-justice reforms.

Among those receiving support are the Imagining Justice grantees, who are creating work that "elevates ideas and stories about the injustice and inequity of mass incarceration." They include Hank Willis Thomas, Baz Dreisinger, and MASS Design Group for their "Writing on the Wall" project-a collaborative installation made up of diagrams, essays, letters, notes, poems, and stories from incarcerated people around the world-and Russell Craig for his work "Dark Reflections," a series of portraits of people most impacted by issues of the criminal-justice system.

The fund also named ten writers who will be granted Bearing Witness Fellowships, which will provide each recipient with $50,000 to complete a variety of projects that address the human cost of mass incarceration. The fellows include Clint Smith, who is known for delivering the popular TED Talks "The Danger of Silence" and "How to Raise a Black Son in America"; Francisco Cantú, a former border patrol agent; and Mahogany L. Browne, the artistic director of Urban Word NYC and program director of Black Lives Matter Pratt.
"From advocates to artists, storytellers to policy experts, each of our grantees is helping to dismantle an unjust system and culture that preys on vulnerable communities," Gund said. Established in partnership with the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the fund, which is intended to be a five-year initiative, awarded $22 million to various organizations and individuals in its inaugural grant cycle.
The full list of grant recipients is as follows:

Keeping People Out of Jail and Prison:
Borealis Philanthropy
Dignity & Power Now
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
Pretrial Justice Institute
Youth First Initiative
Youth First State Advocacy Fund
Shortening Sentences:
Forward Justice
New Virginia Majority Education Fund
Ohio Transformation Fund
Stand Up for Ohio
Promoting Reentry into Society:
A New Way of Life
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Vera Institute for Justice
Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)
We Got Us Now

Changing the Criminal Justice Narrative with Art:
Art for Justice/Soros Justice Fellowship
Dream Corps
Friends of the Highline

Imagining Justice Arts Grants:
Russell Craig
Maria Gaspar
Titus Kaphar and Dwayne Betts
Jesse Krimes
Shaun Leonardo/Recess
Liza Jessie Peterson
Laurie Jo Reynolds
Cameron Rowland
Xaviera Simmons
Hank Willis Thomas, Baz Dreisinger, MASS Design Group

Bearing Witness Fellowships:
Mahogany L. Browne
Francisco Cantú
Mitchell S. Jackso
Michelle Jones
Valeria Luiselli
C.T. Mexica
Kaneza Schaal and Chris Myers
Clint Smith
Heather Ann Thompson
Natasha Trethewey

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2. Graciela Cassel, FF Alumn, received Amsterdam International Film Festival Award

Graciela Cassel-Video Awards
Rivers
2018 Rivers, Award, Amsterdam International Film Festival
2018 Rivers, Award, The IndieFEST Film Awards, La Jolla.
2018 Rivers, Cannes Latitude Film Festival & Script Contest
2017 Rivers, Barcelona Planet Film Festival
2017 Rivers. 25th Providence Latin American Film Festival.
2017 Rivers, Stockholm Film Festival
2017 Rivers, Golden Award NYC Indie Film
2017 Rivers, Silver Award 2017, International Independent Film Awards, California
2017 Rivers, Award, Spring Palm Award. New Film Makers, Anthology Film Archives, New York
2016 Rivers, Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival, Belgium
2016 Rivers, Queens Arts Fund New Works Grant Community funded by the NYC Department
of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund.( March 2016)

Oceans
2017 Oceans, Honorable Mention, Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, USA
2017 Oceans, Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers Palm Autumn Award, New York
2017 Oceans, First Selection, International Short Film Awards, Kalmthout, Belgium
2017 Oceans. Move Productions, Short Film Festival, Belgium
2017 Oceans, Golden Award, NYC Indie Film.
2017 Oceans. Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Canada
2017 Oceans, Maverick. Best Ensemble Performance
2017 Oceans, International Short Film Festival, Beveren, Belgium

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3. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, releases new publication

Donna Henes just released her 5th book: BLESS THIS HOUSE: Creating Sacred Space Where You Live, Work & Travel (ixia Press/Dover)

n this comprehensive guide to crafting your own spiritual intentions, rituals, and blessings, urban shaman Mama Donna draws upon a variety of world cultures to show how to transform your environment into a sanctified haven. Spiritual blessings of our surroundings can help enhance our daily lives, from processing emotions and releasing negative energy to setting the stage for our fondest dreams to come true.

"Bless This House is a beautiful embrace of a book; erudite and inspiring, wise and kind. If you want to feel 'at home' in your life, let Mama Donna show you the way. She is, without question, the high priestess of sacred space." - Jane Alexander, author of the bestselling Spirit of the Home series

https://www.amazon.com/Bless-This-House-Creating-Sacred/dp/0486818454/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Barnes & Noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bless-this-house-donna-henes/1128146597?ean=9780486818450&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_New+Core+Shopping+Top+Margin+EANs_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP210215&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2snp282B3AIVyLfACh0SmAL4EAQYASABEgKjofD_BwE

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4. Jody Oberfelder, FF Alumn, at St. Pancras Station, London, UK, July 30

On the Move Shortly is a short piece of interactive dance devised for the passengers of St. Pancras Station. It allows travellers to pause in between departure and arrival, reflect upon stillness and movement, and feel their own presence in the midst of motion. It is a private and personal experience in a public space; a respite from the flurry of activity of life, and an invitation to contemplate the present moment in the midst of our various journeys.
A FREE event!
Repeated every hour between 10 am and 3pm
Monday, 30 July 2018, St. Pancras Station, London
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP
Choreographer/director: Jody Oberfelder
Dramaturg: Katalin Trencsényi
Dancers / Travel Guides: Pierre Guilbault, Jody Oberfelder, Maya Orchin, Andrew Sanger
Musician/Signal Master: Emily Nebel
Stage Manager / Conductor: SarahGrace Lehmann
Costumes: Lou Dallas
Jody Oberfelder
jody@jodyoberfelder.com

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5. Billy X. Curmano, Irina Danilovah, Hiram Levy, Alyson Pou, FF Alumns, now online at Hyperallergic.com

Please visit this link:

https://hyperallergic.com/449485/immigrant-stories-dock-at-governors-island-in-two-exhibitions/

thank you.

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6. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at HILO, Catskill, NY, July 22

LINDA MARY MONTANO: PIANO PORTRAITS at HILO, CATSKILL NY. Sunday July 22, 2-4pm. Just buy a drink at HILO, otherwise Free.

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7. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Sacrosanct Gallery, Hartford, CT, thru July 31

Claire Jeanine Satin at the
Sacrosanct Gallery
Hartford CT
In RELIQUARY

CHASSIS: HAMSA ROSE
July 1 - 31, 2018

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