Shrimp Boat Nets Grant from Creative Capital, Also 45 Non-Texas Projects Announced

by Bill Davenport January 13, 2012

What a Haul!

Creative Capital, self decribed  “premier provider of risk capital in the arts” has announced its 2012 grant recipients in visual arts and film, and the list of 46  (chosen from among 3,247 applications) includes a single Texas enterprise: Eric Leshinsky & Zach Moser’s Shrimp Boat Projects, working in and around Galveston Bay catching shrimp (occasionally) and splicing the sundered threads of contemporary culture (with regularity). Creative Capital will provides the grantees with up to $50,000 in direct project funding, plus advisory services “valued at more than $40,000” if anyone would pay market rates for them.

The non-Texas grantees in Film/Video are: Cam Archer, Robert Bahar & Almudena Carracedo, Amy Belk & Matt Porterfield, Brad Butler, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Eric Dyer, Daniel Eisenberg, Yance Ford, Brian L. Frye & Penny Lane, Sonali Gulati, Kenneth Jacobs, Nina Menkes, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Brian Pera, Rick Prelinger, Michael Robinson, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Norbert Shieh, Stacey Steers, Deborah Stratman, Jesse Sugarmann, Christopher Sullivan and Jake Yuzna.

Other recipients of grants in Visual Arts are: Janine Antoni, Raven Chacon & Nathan Young, Patty Chang, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Theaster Gates, Ken Gonzales-Day, Taraneh Hemami, Tahir Hemphill, Simone Leigh, Phillip Andrew Lewis, Carlos Motta, My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon & Alexandro Segade), The Propeller Group (Matt Lucero & Tuan Andrew Nguyen), Teri Rofkar, Paul Rucker, Connie Samaras, Lisa Sigal, Jim Skuldt, Kerry Tribe, Joan Waltemath, Women (Scott Barry & Neil Doshi) and Amy Yao.

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