2016 Field Grants Awardees

WINTER

Trans.lation Vickery Meadow (Dallas, TX) + Women’s Center for Creative Work (Los Angeles, CA)
Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles, CA, will host Carol Zou from Trans.lation Vickery Meadow in Dallas, TX for a residency in Winter 2016. Zou’s residency will focus on sharing lessons learned from the affordable housing struggle in Dallas with Los Angeles-based groups working on affordable housing. The goal is to create a visual and theoretical analysis of regional pressures in affordable housing that connect the work of artists and advocates on a macro level, and activate cross-regional support systems. 

The 2nd Floor Rear (Chicago, IL)
2nd Floor Rear is an annual DIY festival of art in experimental contexts, apartment galleries, and ephemeral and migrant projects. Ongoing discussion across Chicago’s independent art space cohort, particularly Corner’s Art + Value conversation series, has revealed a need for artist-run spaces to engage with local communities that may feel alienated from contemporary art spaces and conversations. The 2nd Floor Reader is an experiment in audience engagement in four parts: content generation, educator- audience interaction, feedback, and evaluation. Commissioned tour guides, a mobile app, interactive surveys, and written and verbal feedback will offer new tools for engaging audiences.

FALL

Aggregate Space Gallery + Great Wall of Oakland (Oakland, CA)
Aggregate Space Gallery and Great Wall of Oakland will host Oakland Congress of Experience-Based Art in March 2017! The convening will bring Arts organizations together in the East Bay to discuss opportunities and collectively work together to identify solutions to the rapid changes that are impacting the art community.

Chicken Tractor (Iowa City, IA) + Darger HQ (Omaha, NE) + Plum Blossom Initiative (Milwaukee, WI)
Bridge Work helps emerging artists develop exhibition experience and connects them to their larger, regional context. Local shows later combine with neighboring participants into a regional event. The Field Grant helps us support our artists’ participation and funds creation of sharable resources so you can recreate Bridge Work in your neck of the woods. 

SUMMER

Maiden LA (Los Angeles, CA)
​For the month of August, Maiden LA, a playful anagram and homophone of ‘Made in LA,’ has produced a printed map and a website promoting a network of exhibitions, events and happenings in both traditional and unconventional spaces throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Artists of Color Bloc + A Common Project (New York, NY)
Artists of Color Bloc Research Project will survey the work (labor), living (housing), and art making (studios) situation for artists of color in New York.

SPRING

Transformer + Elsewhere (Washington DC)
Southern Constellations, a day-long convergence of organizers in the South brought together artists and organizers to discuss their work, access to resources, and modes of experimentation in cities like Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlottesville and DC.