Elizabeth Austen, literary, Incidental Graces. To write a series of 15 poems exploring the ramifications of choosing not to have children, articulating the ambivalent graces associated with finding small ways to mother the world.
Heather Ayres, film, My Time with Betty. To complete post production, promotion and community outreach for a 12-minute film exploring mental illness.
Wanda Benvenutti, visual, Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the American West. To create and exhibit 20 black-and-white photos of modern Puerto Rican culture and community as seen throughout 11 Western states.
Emily Beyer, literary, Sightseeing. To complete a book of poems based on the four-line Sapphic stanza poem adapted from the ancient Greek poet. The poems will explore the growth and deterioration of imagination, people and scenery.
Jennifer Borges Foster, literary, Uneasy Heavens Await Those Fleeing. To complete a poetry manuscript examining spirituality and identity from the perspective of a Portuguese-American Jew. Includes stanzas from an epic poem Seraph and other poems.
Drew Daly, visual, Visual Fiction. To create and exhibit a group of artworks that explore and exploit the separation that occurs between an object and the image of an object's forced perspective in sculpture, photos and videos.
Suzanne Edison, literary, Healing Art of Poetry. To complete and publish a chapbook of poems dealing with the experiences of having a child with a chronic illness.
Eric Eley, visual, Tunguska sculpture. To create and exhibit a sculpture inspired by a meteoric explosion in the air above Siberia at the turn of the 20th century. Fabricated in aluminum and powder coated, the work explores hidden structures in landscape and atmosphere.
John Grade, visual, Meridian. To create a sculptural installation choreographed to collapse and evolve while sited within two contrasting landscapes. The artist will capture the collapse of the sculpture on video.
John Helde, film, Corn & Soybeans. To film and screen a documentary about a 21st century family farm, reaching back through 100 years of owners and tenant farmers, exemplifying those deeply tied to food growing life and those who know nothing about it.
Andrew Hida, film, Slow Healing. To continue work on a multimedia documentary and formal portraits of returning war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering traumatic brain injuries.
Salise Hughes, film, Recycled Visions. To create and screen a short film about change and regeneration. The artist manipulates recycled film footage, tearing it apart and rebuilding it, resulting in a handmade painterly effect and exposing another film underneath.
Britta Johnson, film, 21 Landings. To complete production and present a screening of a stop-motion animated looped video depicting 21 attempted landings of a bird-like creature onto an icy, futuristic surface.
Robert Lawson, film, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To continue work on a feature-length documentary about a squatter community occupying an abandoned military base in Copenhagen, Denmark, where hundreds of young people declared the 84 acres a "free state."
Susie Lee, media, For these Unclosings. To choreograph and present performances of an event merging dance with media. The dancers' movements will be tracked in real time — the projected image supported by a complex network of artificial intelligence including robotics.
Perri Lynch, media, Towards Mamori. To complete and present a series of multidisciplinary installations using recording equipment to collect field recordings and photographs of the rainforest and abundant wildlife in Amazon, Brazil.
Jen Marlowe, film, Rebuilding Hope. To continue work on and screen a documentary film about three young boys who fled to the United States from South Sudan due to civil war. Now in their twenties, they travel back to Sudan where stories shed light on their homeland and a precarious peace plagued by war.
Gabriel Miller, film, Creative Currents. To create and screen a short film featuring three interconnected artists examining the connections between each other, an institution, and the impact of community and environment on their individual creativity.
Larissa Min, literary, Breaking English. To complete and present two readings of a book about displacement and remembering. The autobiographical work blends fiction and nonfiction, weaving fragments of a family's migration from Korea and Brazil into a larger context and collective history.
Mike Min, visual, Motel 3. To create a third and final site-specific visual and performance piece on the theme "transience in its most youthful state." Twelve artists will present an illuminated art regatta, while the audience observes via boat rides.
Chad Morris, film, The Way of the Bboy. To complete, edit and screen a 75-minute documentary about local breakdancers. The film documents a crossroads, focusing on breakdancing beginnings in the early '70s and its continuing cycle that is shaping the next generation of dancers.
Heather Oaksen, media, A House Divided. Research and development for a documentary film chronicling the 15-year journey into manhood of five former juvenile offenders. The artist will film short 'catalyst' videos to be distributed on portable media devices and a web site.
Joanne Petrina, visual, Duwamish Tribe - Portrait Narrative Series. To capture a contemporary perspective of the Duwamish people through photographs and interviews of selected members. A permanent exhibitition and several showings of the portraits with edited narratives will raise the visibility of tribal issues, identity and stories.
Belle Randall, literary, The Collected Letters of Thom Gunn & Belle Randall. To edit correspondence between a mentor and student over 46 years, recording a cultural exchange between San Francisco and Seattle.
Bob Redmond, literary, Haiku Year. To complete and give a reading from a manuscript using Haiku and Haibun (prose form) following an artist's daily journey, including the Belltown neighborhood, the homeless, a P-Patch, the 2006 Capitol Hill massacre, immigrant grandfolks, birds, rats, and more.
Jason Reid, film, Beijing to Shanghai Bicycle Documentary. To complete post production of a documentary in China filmed while bicycling 1,000 miles to explore the country's economics, sociology, technology, and environment, including views of Chinese people and a spotlight on the Olympics.
nko, visual, Monique Lofts Mural. To create a 4,900-square-foot mural on the Monique Lofts building with cascading geometric structures and an abstract architectural waterfall reacting to the surrounding architecture.
Susan Robb, visual, Project Sea-Ice Life Boat. To underscore global warming by creating and exhibiting an environmental, relational artwork that equips Alaskan polar bears with large raft sculptures made of recycled oil drums to resemble a floating sea ice.
Alex Schweder, visual, Stability. To create "performance architecture" with two 4-foot by 6-foot dwelling units on either end of a 24-foot balance beam. Each unit will be occupied for one week by an artist. Separated by kitchen and bath, each unit will move in relation to other to keep the building level.
Shaun Scott, film, Notes from the Seat of Empire - Seattle 1909-2009. To create and screen a documentary film about the centennial of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expedition and what it means to Seattle's minority populations by relating themes of immigration and imperialism.
Adam Sekuler, film, Interpretive Site: Pacific Northwest. To create a seven-minute dance inspired by and performed in Kosmos, Wash., and captured in a single shot on 35 mm. film. Kosmos, which flooded and remained underwater since 1968, recently resurfaced.
Lynn Shelton, film, Humpday. Working in an experimental and collaborative style, the artist will create a comical and poignant feature-length film exploring interpersonal male dynamics and the round-about machinations men sometimes go through.
John Sutton, visual, Mini-Mart City Park. To create a "sculptural intervention" using green building and art to turn a former gas station into an indoor city park and conservatory, commenting on contemporary society's civic roles/responsibility.
Lara Swimmer, visual, The Palouse Project. To create and exhibit a series of large-scale mappings of wheat growing regions in Southeast Washington and Northern Idaho, through photo montage, topography, structures, roadways and multiple layers of information systems superimposed.
Curtis Taylor, film, Church Weather. To create a 15-minute film about a waking dream where perceptions are unstable, using technical tricks to combine old with new photography and a choir soundtrack.
Dan Webb, visual, Stone Carving. To create and exhibit a new body of work carving stone, marble, granite or alabaster for exhibition, exploring new ideas and themes for the artist.
Storme Webber, literary, Renegade Roots/Insurgent Souls. To create and perform a series of multimedia poems and performance pieces celebrating multi-ethnic family history and commonality of hybridity. Themes explore history, family, journeys, spirituality and transformation.
Mark Zirpel, media, Universal Theory. To create a mixed-media kinetic installation portraying the universe as observed phenomena. The exhibit will be designed by a series of orreries (apparatus displaying orbiting planets) powered by light analogous to the sun, with optical devices enhancing observations.