Inside a Grant or Residency Panel Process
This mock panel-room conversation provides an inside look at the selection process for artist grants and provides tips for bolster your next application.
Get an inside look at what panelists look for and consider when reviewing grant applications. Taking the form of a mock panel-room conversation, the group will review project descriptions and work samples from real applications to provide honest feedback and advice, with time for questions from the audience. This panel will be led by Creative Capital Awardee James Scruggs, and will feature awardee and filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes, and Joan Mitchell Center Director, Toccarra Thomas, all of whom will offer their perspectives and panel experience.
James Scruggs is a writer for theater, TV and Film, a performer, producer and arts administrator. His theatrical work is usually large scale, topical, multi-media performance pieces. This work is often fully immersive and interactive; usually focused on race, racism, supremacy, and gender politics. He’s received several grants, and awards, including 2-NJSCA Grants, 2-MAP Grants, and a Creative Capital Grant to create performance works staged and reviewed in NYC. His 3/Fifths SupremacyLand premiered in NYC (May 2017). The fully immersive, actually interactive dystopian theme park explored the historic weaponization of black skin. Receiving four stars in NYC Timeout; He has a BFA in Film- School of Visual Arts. www.jamesscruggs.com