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2019 STATERA Grants & Awards

On behalf of the entire StateraArts team, thank you to everyone who applied for a 2019 grant or made an award nomination! The volume of applications received this year clearly illustrates the continued critical need for artist funding and resources. For this reason, StateraArts remains committed to making our awards accessible to all artists through a free, open call for submissions.

We strongly encourage you to apply again for the next application cycle in May-June 2020. Stay posted to this page and subscribe to the newsletter for future opportunities. Please note that StateraArts does not accept requests for funding outside of the announced grant and award timelines.

We’re thrilled to share that StateraArts awarded $9620 in funding directly to artists and arts organizations this year. Below you’ll find a full list of 2019 recipients.

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2019 Martha Richards Visionary Woman in Leadership Award

Sophie Dowllar Ogutu is the 2019 recipient of the Martha Richards Visionary Woman in Leadership Award. Statera will be making a formal announcement very soon with more information. More about Sophie HERE. Want to know more about the award, please visit

2019 PAAL-Statera INSTITUTION Childcare Match Grant

The New Harmony Project - The New Harmony Project's commitment to uplifting new work with a focus on inclusive and collaborative practices - including support for parent artists - makes its programming a robust and well-fit recipient for the first PAAL-Statera match grant. More information HERE. This grant is a collaboration with our partners at the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL).

2019 Statera National Conference Travel Grants

Alejandra Luna
Chris Sanders
Tia Laulusa
TBA - stay tuned

2019 Statera National Conference TUITION Grants

Adriana Gaviria
Alejandra Luna
Christine Bruno
Clare Brennan
Jeanine Robinson
Kelcey A Broomfield
Kelly Ground
Lisa Wolpe
Lori DeLappe-Grondin

Lormarev Jones
Maizy Broderick Scarpa
Maleni Chaitoo
Michaela Goldhaber
Patricia Noonan
Suellen da Costa Coelho
Susan Young Keels
Tia Laulusa
TBA - recipient has been notified, but not yet accepted
TBA - recipient has been notified, but not yet accepted


Women: Statera recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We serve and welcome anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also serve and welcome those who identify as non-binary. 

Intersectionality: StateraArts works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, religion, parental status, size, age, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all.