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DECEMBER 9, 2015 Precipice Fund Announces 2015/2016 Awardees

Precipice Fund, the Foundation's regional regranting effort in Portland, Oregon, is proud to announce its Round Three (2015– 16) grant recipients. The program is administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). In the program’ s third year, $75, 000 was awarded to 20 collaborative artist projects and spaces, ranging from $2, 000 to $5,000 each and directly benefitting 66 artists (with dozens more served through grant recipients’ projects). Kristan Kennedy, PICA’ s Visual Art Curator, and Roya Amirsoleymani, PICA’ s Community Engagement Manager, gathered three panelists to review more than 50 projects.The 2015 Precipice Fund Panelists were: Deana Haggag, Director, The Contemporary (Baltimore, MD); Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eicholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR); Polly Morris, Executive Director, Lynden Sculpture Garden and Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists (Milwaukee, WI); and Patricia Vasquez Gomez, Artist and Former Precipice Fund Grantee (Portland / Mexico City).

The following 20 artist collaboratives will receive up to $5,000 to create and showcase their new projects in 2015/2016: 

  • Character Plant
  • Cherry & Lucic
  • Church of Film 2016
  • C.O.P.S. (The Conceptual Oregon Performance School
  • Ditch Projects
  • echo/hecho
  • The First Ever Bartender-in-Residence Program
  • The Global Table
  • home school
  • My Rock n' Roll Fantasy
  • My Scion Gallery
  • People's Homes
  • Portland Museum of Modern Art
  • Projection of B-Format Signal Set Waves into Cathedral Park
  • Pushboard Events Weekly
  • VR Spa by Immersive Media Group
  • Women's Autobiographical Artist Books 


For full project summaries, quotes, and more press information, please download the press release for the round three grant announcement (PDF).  For more on the Foundation's Regional Regranting Program visit the regranting webpage.

About PICA
PICA’ s programming supports the experiments of the most vital and provocative artists of our time. Its vision is international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and decidedly forward thinking(even when those explorations look back in history). PICA is unique among institutions for working right alongside artists at the increasingly blurry boundaries between forms and at the edge of new ideas. Throughout the year, audiences have myriad opportunities to interact with artists, curators, critics, and cultural visionaries in a direct, in -depth way. From performances to exhibitions to lectures to the annual Time - Based Art Festival, our programs catalyze conversations about contemporary culture.