2012 Artists Fellowships
The Artist Fellowship Program was begun in 1985 to recognize donors to the Djerassi Program for their commitment to support the creation of new work by living artists. There are now three different categories of Fellowships: Endowed Fellowships are perpetually awarded each year through contributions made by generous donors to the Program’s permanent endowment fund. Annual Fellowships are created by individuals or institutions contributing $5,000 or more to support an artist’s residency during the season. Annual Honorary Fellowships have been awarded to other contributors whom the Program wishes to acknowledge for their generous support.
The Mildred Sherrod Bissinger Memorial Endowed Fellowship:
Rachel Cantor, Philadelphia, PA. Writer.
The Hannah S. and Samuel A. Cohn Memorial Foundation Endowed Fellowship:
José Pereira Valente, Coimbra, Portugal, Composer.
The John D. and Susan P. Diekman Endowed Fellowship:
Elizabeth Robinson, Boulder, CO, Poet.
The Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowships:
Christopher Preissing, Chicago, IL. Composer.
Cynthia Lin, New York, NY. Visual Artist.
The Bessie Schönberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship:
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Brooklyn, NY. Writer.
The Erik A. Takulan Memorial Endowed Fellowship:
Nova Ren Suma, New York, NY. Writer.
The Helen L. Bing Fellowships:
Tuguldur Yondonjamts, Ulaannbaatar, Mongolia, Visual Artist.
Omar Mahfoudi, Tangier, Morocco, Media Artist.
The John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowships: Dario Moore, Winter Park, FL. Choreographer.
Jan Blythe, Lafayette, CA. Visual Artist. Allison Cummings, Toronto, Canada, Choreographer.
The Dale Djerassi Fellowship:
Sarah Broom, New Orleans, LA. Writer.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellowships:
Christy Funsch, San Francisco, CA. Choreographer.
John Schott, Berkeley, CA. Composer.
The James Irvine Foundation Honorary Fellowships:
Sigrid Gilmer, Pasadena, CA. Playwright.
Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, CA. Visual Artist.
The McElwee Family Fellowship:
Amber Jean Young, San Francisco, CA. Visual Artist.
The Gerald Oshita Memorial Fellowship and Stipend:
Zachary James Watkins, Oakland, CA. Composer.
The Anne and Rodney Pearlman Fellowship:
Isak Immanuel, Los Angeles, CA. Choreographer.
The San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship:
Julie Tosh, Sherman Oaks, CA. Playwright.
The David and Cindy Stanley Fellowship:
Evelyn Ficarra, Oakland, CA. Composer.
The Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig Fellowship:
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Cape Town, South Africa. Visual Artist.
The Visions from the New California Project Fellowship:
John Ruszel, Benicia, CA. Visual Arts.