2008 GRANT PROJECTS
• WRITING AND MENTORING PROGRAM
Drawing in Color: Empowering Girls • $10,000
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
An out-of-school hours writing and mentoring program for high school girls in which they will create their own super heroes, mentored by an Asian American woman comic book artist.
Heart Health Project • $10,000
Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU Medical Center
An intergenerational project documenting Chinese American women’s needs and resources around cardiovascular health using photography.
• MENTORING AND WRITING PROGRAM
Girls Write Now Mentoring Program • $10,000
Girls Write Now
A mentoring and writing training project for Asian American high school girls, mentored by professional Asian American women writers.
• MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Digital Quilt • $10,000
Katie Quan and MOCA
A museum art exhibit that will “weave” together untold stories of Asian women labor activists from New York and China into a multi-media, traveling show.
• INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Arts and Empowerment Training • $10,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women
Working with the Indo-Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Group based in Richmond Hill, Queens, this 10-week interactive workshop explores the issues around domestic abuse through poetry, prose, and film.
• MULTIMEDIA PLAY
The Urban Tao • $10,000
Slanty Eyed Mama, Kate Rigg
The Urban Tao is a multimedia play with live music, poetry, & graffiti art design. Artist Kate Rigg continues her explorations through Americasiana, through her singular and gendered lens.
• DOCUMENTARY FILM
Tea & Justice • $10,000
A completed documentary film about three immigrant Asian women New York Police Department (NYPD) officers. The Giving Circle funded six community screenings (with Q&A) and a Cantonese transcription of the film.
• MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE
Maria the Korean Bride • $2,000
Maria the Korean Bride is a poignant, funny, multi-media solo performance project (including Korean food) drawing on the personal experiences and pressures surrounding marriage—from the perspective of an unmarried Asian American women in her thirties.