Twenty-eight local arts organizations, media artists, writers and poets have been selected to receive a total of $70,000 in organizational grants and artists fellowships from the 1991 Brody Arts Fund, an annual multicultural grants program administered by the California Community Foundation.
This year's grants were split among 14 organizations, seven media artists and seven literary artists. Brody fellowships rotate among different disciplines each year, with next year's awards going to visual artists. Applications for the next round of grants will be due in February. Information: (213) 413-4042.
This year's winners:
Organizations: Jazz Heritage Foundation ($4,000), Korean Philharmonic Orchestra ($4,000), United Latinos for the Arts in Los Angeles ($4,000), William Grant Still Performing Arts Society ($4,000), Homeland Neighborhood Cultural Center ($4,000), Los Angeles Poverty Department theater group ($2,000), Manila Actors Studio ($2,000), Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research ($2,000), Karpatok Hungarian Folk Ensemble ($2,000), Asian-American performing group Great Leap ($2,000), Pacific Asian American Women Writers--West ($1,250), lesbian/gay group Celebration Theater ($1,250), Francisco Martinez Dance Theater ($1,250), and the Multicultural Spoken Word Festival (a.k.a. DVE Productions) ($1,250).
Individual fellowships ($2,500 each): film and video artists Bruce Yonemoto, Barbara J. McCullough, Martha Chono-Helsley and Frances Salome Espana; documentary filmmakers Scott Greene, Eleazar Hernandez and Kazuhiko (Kaz) Takeuchi; fiction writers Eric-Steven Gutierrez, Pami Ozaki, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Naomi Hirahara; poet Gil Cuadros, playwright James Carroll Pickett, and screenwriter Gary D. Phillips.