FY11 Individual Artist Support Initiative Recipients

Fiscal Year 2011 Individual Artist Support Initiative Recipients

The Illinois Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of Fiscal Year 2011’s Individual Artist Support Initiative. The Individual Artist Support (IAS) Initiative was created to help Illinois artists realize a career goal, take advantage of a professional opportunity, or for the production and presentation of an artistic project. 

General Program Information

The IAS Initiative encompasses two individual tracks:

  • The Individual Artist Project track (IA-Project) seeks to support individual creative artists in the production and presentation of an artistic project. Grant amounts for IA-Project are $1,500 or $2,500, with a 25% cash match required.

  • The Individual Artist Professional Development track (IA-PD) seeks to support professional development opportunities related to an individual artist’s career. Grant amounts for IA-PD are $500 or $750 with no cash match required.

There were 230 applicants overall in Fiscal Year 2011, requesting approximately $415,000:

  • 153 Artist Project Track applicants 
  • 77 Professional Development Track applicants

After review, and based on resources available, the Illinois Arts Council is announcing 102 awards, totaling $148,000: 

  • 46 Artist Project Grantees - $109,000
  • 56 Professional Development Grantees - $39,000

Individual Artist Project Grantees:

  • Abigail Rebekah Reese of Mount Carroll (Carroll County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Interdisciplinary Art
  • Brian D Collier of Bloomington (McLean County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Photography
  • David J Marcet of Hinsdale (Dupage County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Dennis A Stroughmatt of Albion (Edwards County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Ethnic & Folk Arts
  • Erica R Mott of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in New Performance Forms
  • Gustavo Leone of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Music
  • Ines R Sommer-Simpson of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Ipsita Mahapatra of Naperville (DuPage County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Ethnic & Folk Arts
  • Jeffrey M Carter of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Jennifer L Karmin of Chicago (Cook County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Literature
  • Jennfer Elizabeth Seidelman of Chicago (Cook County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Theatre
  • Gerald J Bleem of Cicero (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Crafts
  • John Edward Bannon of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • John S Fraser of Saint Charles (Kane County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Jonathon J Kirk of Lisle (DuPage County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Joseph Rabensdorf of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in New Performance Forms
  • Julia Rae Antonick of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Dance
  • Karen A Lebergott of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Kelli A Connell of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Photography
  • Kristin Diane Pichaske of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Kurtis J Schweitz of Chicago ( County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Music
  • Liana Percoco of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Dance
  • Elizabeth Mary McCarthy of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Lori Ann Felker of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Lucy A Riner of Chicago (Cook County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Dance
  • Maria Lynn Finitzo of Evanston (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Marlene R Rosenberg of LaGrange (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Music
  • Mary Porterfield of Chicago (Cook County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Mary Ellen Watkin of Cobden (Union County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Rebecca A Keller of Oak Park (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Robert Breuler of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Theatre
  • Roland G Miller of Grayslake (Lake County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Photography
  • Salome J Chasnoff of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Sandra Novack-Gottshall of Oak Park (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Literature
  • Sarah Lynn Ross of Urbana (Champaign County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Sharon A Bladholm of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Silvia A Malagrino of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Robert Lee Irving III of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Music
  • Stephen F Murray of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Theatre
  • Suzanne M Berkes of Danville (Vermilion County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Tom Burtonwood of Oak Park (Cook County): $1500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Visual Arts
  • Ursula M Sokolowska of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Photography
  • Wenhwa Grace Tsao of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts
  • Zack David Browning of Champaign (Champaign County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Music
  • Wendy Jo Carlton of Chicago (Cook County): $2500 for an IAS Artist Project grant in Media Arts

Individual Artist Professional Development Grantees:

  • Andrew P Young of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Anna C Bahow of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Audrey E Grieme of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Brittany Ingrid Olson of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Barbara J Wells of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Benjamin E June of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Bradley A Biancardi of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Brian W Russell of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Cameron E Harvey of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Carolyn M Alessio of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Christine M Stulik of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Clara M Alcott of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Claudia Guadalupe Martinez of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Craig A Anderson of Palatine (Cook County): $500  
  • Cynthia Gallaher-Cumpian of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Dawn J Brennan of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Emily C Stein of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Gail J Kaplan of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • George Blaha of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Hazel A Domangue of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Ho Yun Son of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Jane L Michalski of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Jane A Hertenstein of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Janice Croom of Bloomington (McLean County): $750  
  • Jeanne T Arrigo of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Jennifer L Lambert of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Judith L Natal of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Katherine McQuillen Howe of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Kenya Robertson of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Kevin C Riordan of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Kimberly Anne Unger of Brookfield (Cook County): $750  
  • Kimberly M Fredricks of North Aurora (Kane County): $750  
  • Lailaw A Taherzadeh of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Laura M Cerf-Dahl of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Laura M Kochevar of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Layne E Jackson of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Linda A Dust of Assumption (Christian County): $500  
  • Linda J Loew of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Mary A Scherer of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Mia Miriam Capodilupo of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Michelle McFarland-McDaniels of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Nancy White Goldenberg of Chicag (Cook County): $750  
  • Pamela J Paulsrud of Wilmette (Cook County): $750  
  • Rebecca R Kling of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Richard Scott Pickren of River Forest (Cook County): $750  
  • Robert A Kameczura of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Sandra E Suminski of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Stacy Rene Erenberg of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Susan S Hall of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Tammie R Rubin of Champaign (Champaign County): $750  
  • Tara Jo Fadenrecht of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Susan L Petri of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Thomas Francis Comerford of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Valerie Martt Wallace of Chicago (Cook County): $500  
  • Vesna Jovanovic of Chicago (Cook County): $750  
  • Victor A Lopez of Glenview (Cook County): $750  

Questions?

For more information regarding the Individual Artist Support Initiative, please contact the appropriate IAS Program Staff: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/grants-programs/iac-grants/individual-artist-support/program-staff

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