The Idea Fund

At the end of November, we got a call from Rachel at Diverse Works notifying us that we’d been selected as recipients of the 2013 Idea Fund Grant for our documentary film project Tia Chuck. The website stated the recipients would be notified in the middle of December, so it came as a total surprise when we got the call. Rachel said the panel was impressed with our work sample, which was our most recent documentary film Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John. It was great news to receive, and we were also excited for fellow recipients and friends, Ethel Shipton and Nate Cassie, and fellow SWAMP Emerging Filmmaker Grant recipient Stephanie Saint Sanchez.

The Idea Fund 2013 Grantees

We traveled to Houston in January to present our project along with the nine other recipients. It was nice to finally visit Aurora Picture Show’s new location – which is awesome. We met lots of wonderful artists, and made a few new friends! Thanks to The Idea Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Diverse Works, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses for making this opportunity possible!

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