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Live Arts Boston 2018 Grantees

The Boston Foundation, with support and partnership from the Barr Foundation, has awarded 65 project grants to performing artists, groups and small producers and presenters across Greater Boston as part of the 2018 grant cycle for Live Arts Boston. In all, the 65 grantees, who were selected from over 350 applications, will share more than $785,000 to create, produce, or present their work to audiences. Grantees were chosen through an open application and community review process that included local artists, presenters, and producers.

Dance

Abilities Dance

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Ellice Patterson-Abilities Dance. Photo by Kyle Davi.
Abilities Dance Boston

Ashton Lites | StiggityStackz Worldwide Inc. Photo by Raya Al-Hashmi.

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Ashton Lites | StiggityStackz Worldwide Inc. Photo by Raya Al-Hashmi.
StiggityStackz Worldwide

Fukudance

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Fukudance. Junichi Fukuda. Photo by Nikki Carrara.
Fukudance

Heather Stewart

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Heather Stewart. Photo by Nicole Tomaselli.
Heather Stewart

Vwayaj!

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Vwayaj! Jean Appolon Expressions company photo by Matthew McKay, 2018.
Jean Appolon Expressions

Maggie Cee and J Michael Winward, co-producers, Dancing Queerly

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Maggie Cee and J Michael Winward, co-producers, Dancing Queerly. Logo by Maggie Cee.
Dancing Queerly

Michael Figueroa/Ruckus Dance

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Michael Figueroa/Ruckus Dance. Photo by Cynthia Clayton.
Michael Figueroa/Ruckus Dance

Chavi Bansal: Vimoska Dance

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Chavi Bansal: Vimoska Dance. Photo by Mauricio Gavilanes
Chavi Bansal: Vimoska Dance

Multi-/Interdisciplinary

Alexander Davis, in collaboration with Jeremy Stewart and J Jumbelic

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Alexander Davis, in collaboration with Jeremy Stewart and J Jumbelic. Photo by Celso Enrique.
Alexander Davis Dance

Anna Myer and Dancers/Beheard.world

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Anna Myer and Dancers/Beheard.world. Photo By Charles Daniels,  Dancers:  Oliver Burns and Jeremy Howes
Beheard.world

Around Hear

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Marjorie Gere-Around Hear. Self-portrait (In the photo, from left to right: Dan Sedgwick, Tamara Plummer, Marji.
Around Hear

Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest

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Catherine Morris-Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest. Photo by F. Vyne, BeYou Photos.
Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest

Cornell Coley, Kenny Kozol, and Sandra “Sasi” Marcelino, Kecosa Collective

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Cornell Coley, Kenny Kozol, and Sandra “Sasi” Marcelino, Kecosa Collective. Photo by Madalena Kozol.
Kecosa Collective

Deborah Lake Fortson, Rolling Perspectives

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Deborah Lake Fortson, Rolling Perspectives. Photo by Steven Ascher.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble

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The Forgotten Kingdom with Sand Animation, Guy Mendilow Ensemble & Kseniya Simonova. Photo by Gretjen Helene.
Guy Mendilow Ensemble

HipStory

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Timothy Hall-HipStory.

Jacqui Parker

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Jacqui Parker. Photo by Renford Lee.

Karen Young, The Genki Spark

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Karen Young - The Genki Spark. Photo by Anne Brunelle-Willis .
Karen Young, The Genki Spark

Lakaï Dance Theatre : Build from Scratch to Last

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Lakaï Dance Theatre. McKersin Previlus- The Block: An Afromusical at the Pillow.
Lakaï Dance Theatre

Madhvi Venkatesh

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Madhvi Venkatesh. Photo by Alex Aguilar.
Madhvi Venkatesh

Marsha Parrilla, danza/organicà, We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts

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Marsha Parrilla, danza/organicà, We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts. Photo by Peter Yesley.
danza/organicà

Mobius Artists Group

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Marilyn Arsem-Mobius Artists Group. The photo was assembled from photos by Margaret Bellafiore, Zayde Buti, Kristophe Diaz, Bob Raymond, and Joanne Rice.
Mobius Artists Group

Oliver Burns IV: F.E.A.R. (Facing Every Aspect Of Racism)

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Oliver Burns IV: F.E.A.R. (Facing Every Aspect Of Racism). Photo by Carven Bernadeau.
UMGportal

People of Rhythm Productions: Boston Percussive Arts Festival

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People of Rhythm Productions: Boston Percussive Arts Festival
People of Rhythm Productions

Reciprocity Collaborative

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Iya Vidrin-Reciprocity Collaborative. Photo by Reciprocity Collaborative.
Reciprocity Collaborative

Roxbury Cultural District

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Roxbury Cultural District First Board Meeting
Roxbury Cultural District

Porsha Olayiwola: The House Slam

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Porsha Olayiwola: The House Slam
The House Slam 

Transient Canvas

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Transient Canvas. Photo by Robert Torres.
Transient Canvas

Voci Angelica Trio

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Voci Angelica Trio. Photo by Arielle Doneson Photography.
Voci Angelica Trio

Breyer/Cardone/Chapman/MacArthur Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Disappearing Woman
Breyer/Cardone/Chapman/MacArthur Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Original Music

617Sessions

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Laurie Dowd-617Sessions
617Sessions

Billy Dean Thomas

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Billy Dean Thomas. Photo by Peter Cirilli.
Billy Dean Thomas

Boston Rise. Consisting of Jared Price aka JPRiZM/Koma Toast LLC and Juma Inniss/The Message Inc.

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Boston Rise. Consisting of Jared Price aka JPRiZM/Koma Toast LLC and Juma Inniss/The Message Inc.
Boston Rise

Chorus pro Musica, Inc.

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Chorus pro Musica, Inc. Photo taken at Jordan Hall, Boston, by Lorin Granger.
Chorus pro Musica, Inc.

Dan VanHassel

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Dan VanHassel. Photo by Robin Estrada.
Dan VanHassel

Disciple (D.I)

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Marc Auguste-Disciple (D.I.). Photo by Lawrence Wyche.
Disciple (D.I)

Dutch ReBelle

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Dutch ReBelle. Photo by Mullen Lowe.
Dutch ReBelle

Elizabeth Addison

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Elizabeth Addison. Photo by Maya Nitzberg.
Elizabeth Addison

Jose Bernardo Hernández

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Jose Bernardo Hernandez. Photo by Javier Hernandez.

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

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Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol. Photo by Eric Antoniou.
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

MIXCLA

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MIXCLA. Gonzales Zamora-MIXCLA; from left to right in the photo: Gerson Lazo Quiroga, Zahili Gonzalez Zamora and Takafumi Nikaido. Photo by Louise Bichan.
MIXCLA

Moe Pope

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Moe Pope. Photo by Chris Rocco.
Moe Pope

Non-Event, Experimental Music in Unconventional Spaces: Waterworks, City Hall, and Beyond

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Non-Event, Experimental Music in Unconventional Spaces: Waterworks, City Hall, and Beyond. Susanna Bolle-Non-Event, photo by Tim Bugbee (Tinnitus Photography).
Non-Event

QUISOL

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Joseph Quisol. Photo by Candace Walker Photography 2017.
QUISOL

Sandeep Das

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Sandeep Das. Photo by Mike Lovett.
Sandeep Das

Thread Ensemble

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Abigale Reisman -Thread Ensemble. Photo by Tess Scheflan.
Thread Ensemble
Ruby Rose Fox
Salt- A One Woman Show by Ruby Rose Fox. Photo by Silvers and Bynes.
Ruby Rose Fox

Performance Art

Anthony Romero with Josh Rios and Matt Joynt

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Anthony Romero with Josh Rios and Matt Joynt. Photo by Deanna Ledezma.

Evan Northrup

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Evan Northrup. Photo by Martha Jarnis, Salem, Massachusetts
Evan Northrup

Franklin Park Coalition, Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

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Franklin Park Coalition, Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park. Photo by Blair Campbell.
Franklin Park Coalition, Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

Sandrine Schaefer

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Sandrine Schaefer, Pace Investigations No. 6.2 (winter), photo by Daniel S. DeLuca (2017) .
Sandrine Schaefer

The Fred Woodard Collective

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The Fred Woodard Collective. Photo by Jay Belmer.
The Fred Woodard Collective

Tamisha Francois

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Tamisha Francois: "Mindgest!" Photo by Alain Amazan.

Theater

Christina R. Chan

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Christina R. Chan. Photo by Joe Henson.

Faye Dupras

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Faye Dupras: ‘The Case of Max' Not-So-Ordinary Case.’ Photo by Kristin Little.
Faye Dupras: Puppetry for Everyone

Jabari Asim (Books/Lyrics), Liana Asim (Book/Lyrics/Dramaturg), and Allyssa Jones (Composer)

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Jabari Asim (Books/Lyrics), Liana Asim (Book/Lyrics/Dramaturg), and Allyssa Jones (Composer). Jesse Erin Posner-The Way We Live Now , photo by Indigo Asim.
Jabari Asim

Jesse Erin Posner and Maia Dolphin-Krute

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Jesse Erin Posner and Maia Dolphin-Krute: The Way We Live Now. Photo by Maia Dolphin-Krute & Jesse Erin Posner.
The Way We Live Now Project

Keith Mascoll: Triggered

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Keith Mascoll: Triggered. Promo picture for Triggered by Nettrice Gaskins.
Keith Mascoll: Triggered.

Regie Gibson and Benjamin Evett, The Juke: A Blues Bacchae

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Regie Gibson and Benjamin Evett, The Juke: A Blues Bacchae. Photo by Stratton McCrady.

Traditional, Culturally Specific and Folk Performing Arts

Ceren Turkmenoglu

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Ceren Turkmenoglu. Photo by Evran Ozturk.
Ceren Turkmenoglu

Ngoc-Tran Vu

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Ngoc-Tran Vu. Photo by Nam-An Dinh.
Ngoc-Tran Vu

Veronica Robles

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Veronica Robles. Photo by Tailor Made.
Veronica Robles

2018 LAB Panelists

Jonathan Bailey Holland, Boston Conservatory
Ariana Brawley, Jacob's Pillow
Sara Brookner, ArtsEmerson
Harrison Pearse Burke, Lighting Designer
Shoshona Currier, Bates Dance Festival
Nina Eichner, Somerville Arts Council
Victoria George, ArtsBoston
Regie Gibson, Literary Performer and Educator
Lina Maria Giraldo, Emmerson College/Now + There
David Holland, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
Diana Jacobs-Komisar, Huntington Theatre Company
Obehi Janice, Actress/Writer/Comedian
Sara Juli, Surala Consulting
Sue Killam, MASS MoCA
Lindsay Caddle LaPointe, Linden Tree Productions
Mark LunsfordAmerican Repertory Theater 
Amelia Mason, WBUR
Anmol Mehra, Urbanity Dance 
Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, EdVestors
Celina Miranda, Hyde Square Task Force
Eiji Miura, New England Conservatory and Clark University
Oompa Poet, Rapper, Educator
Cheri Opperman, The New England Foundation for the Arts
Byrna Pascoe, Independent Artist
Tef Poe, Rapper, Musician, Activist
Vic Quintanar, Pride Youth Theater Alliance at the Theater Offensive
Anna Rae, Independent musician, photographer, event producer
Shey Rivera, AS220
Rachel Roberts, New England Conservatory
Steve Schroth, Boston Children's Museum
Sydney Skybetter, Brown University
Rebecca Smerling, Boston Harbor Now
George Steel Abrams, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Karthik Subramanian, Company One Theatre & Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Aysha Upchurch, Educator & Independent Artist