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Idea Fund Announces 2013 Grantees

The Idea Fund has announced the ten Texas-based artists collectives with unusual projects for their 5th round of grants:  The Bridge Club – Art and Performance Collaborative (Huntsville); Erin Curtis (Austin); Bill Davenport (Houston); Esteban Delgado (San Antonio); Everything Records / Robert Hodge and Philip Pyle (Houston), Madsen Minax (Houston); Ryan O’Malley, Joe Peña, Dr. Amber Scoon, and Jack Gron (Corpus Christi); Stephanie Saint Sanchez (Houston); Ethel Shipton and Nate Cassie (San Antonio); and Walley Films – Mark Walley and Angela Walley (San Antonio) will each receive $4,000 ($3,500 for the awarded project, plus $500 seed money for future work) to create and showcase innovative artistic projects in the coming year.

The ten were selected from 177 applications from across Texas, as projects that most exemplify artistic practices which fall outside the traditional frameworks of support, one of the main requirements of the grant.  The 2013 selection panelists were: Dean Daderko, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH); Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, Artist / Past Idea Fund Recipient; Christina Rees, Director, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; and Carol Stakenas, Executive Director, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).

also by Bill Davenport
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