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April 3
David Grubbs
2006 Grantee, Music/Sound
WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER
David Grubbs and Susan Howe perform a new sound work of text collages blended with piano and field recordings made in the Gardner Museum.
Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5593



January 22 - March 30
Anne Waldman
2001 Grantee, Poetry
"Her Story": Prints by Elizabeth Murray 
“Her Story,” a series of prints co-created by poet Anne Waldman and the late visual artist (and former FCA Board Member) Elizabeth Murray are on view at the Cantor Arts Center.
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/murray-her-story.html



Through January 12
Siobhan Liddell, 1999 Grantee, Visual Arts
Dona Nelson, 2011 Grantee, Visual Arts
Outside the Lines
Artwork by Siobhan Liddell and Dona Nelson is featured in “Outside the Lines,” an exhibition series conceived as an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction. 
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
http://camh.org/exhibitions/current

January 15
Julie Mehretu
2000 Grantee, Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Lecture
Artist Julie Mehretu will present a lecture to students and faculty at the University of Utah.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.art.utah.edu/

February 11; March 14-16; April 1-20
John Collins/Elevator Repair Service
2009 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Arguendo
Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins, tours Arguendo, a play exploring the 1991 Supreme Court Case Barnes v. Glen Theatre.
February 11: ’62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown, MA
https://calendar.williams.edu/event/elevator_repair_service_arguendo#.Uqo3R2RDvCp
March 14-16: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
http://www.mcachicago.org/performances/now/all/2014/1023
April 1-20: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC
http://www.woollymammoth.net/performance/arguendo

January 10-March 9
Alix Pearlstein
2011 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Enacting Acting
A group exhibition presenting video installations by Alix Pearlstein, Robert Arndt and Vishal Jugdeo that explore relationships between actors, directors, and the subtexts of acting scenes.
INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/inova/schedule.cfm

January 12-March 30
Steve Roden
2011 Grantee, Music/Sound
The Garden
Work by Steve Roden is presented in a group exhibition of work inspired by the gardens at Stuart Haaga Gallery.
Stuart Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Cañada, CA
http://www.descansogardens.org/explore/sturt-haaga-gallery/

January 13, 27; February 1
David Meltzer
2009 Grantee, Poetry
Rebels, Hipster and Visionaries, Bay Area Poets and Artists 1950’s-60’s
January 13: Poet and author David Meltzer discusses the Beat movement in cultural context.
January 27: Meltzer leads a seminar on the LA Avant Garde scene and Wallace Berman, exploring Berman’s Kabbalistic ideas and symbols in his artwork.
February 1: A poetry reading with David Meltzer and Jack Hirschman.
Mythos Gallery, Berkley, CA
http://www.mythosfirehouse.com/exhibitionsevents.html

January 16
Anne Waldman
2001 Grantee, Poetry
“The Poet’s Job: Looking Into The Darkness Of Our Time”
Anne Waldman discusses her practices as a writer, her work with poetic infrastructure and cultural intervention. The event is free and followed by a short reception.
University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
http://www.annewaldman.org/poetry-reading-and-talk-ontario/

January 17-23
Young Jean Lee
2006 Grantee, Theater/Performance Art
Here Come the Girls
Young Jean Lee, director and screenwriter, presents her short film at the Sundance Film Festival about the life of Joe Truman, an aspiring musician, father and drug user.
January 17, 21, 23: Redstone 1, Park City, UT
January 18: Broadway 6, Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/2014-festival-short-film-program-announced/

January 18-March 8
Steve Roden
2011 Grantee, Music/Sound
Reverb
Steve Roden presents work in a large group exhibition that explores music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art.
Torrence Art Museum, Torrence, CA
http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/future.php

January 18-March 23
Sam Reveles
1994 Grantee, Visual Arts
Painting: A Love Story
Artwork by Sam Reveles is featured in the exhibition “Painting: A Love Story.”
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
http://camh.org/           

January 18-May 11
Sam Reveles
1994 Grantee, Visual Arts
Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits
The artist presents work in a group exhibition examining a range of self-portraiture by artists all over Texas.
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
http://www.amset.org/future

January 23-25
Every house has a door (Matthew Ghoulish and Lin Hixson)
2014 Grantee, Theater/Performance Art
9 Beginnings: Bristol & Chicago
As part of a residency at Gray Center for the Arts and Inquiry, Matthew Ghoulish and Lin Hixson restage the beginnings of nine performances by nine artists in a new composition.
Gray Center for the Arts and Inquiry Lab, Chicago, IL
http://graycenter.uchicago.edu/events/every-house-has-a-door-9-beginnings-chicago

January 29; April 26
Katie Peterson
2011 Grantee, Poetry
Public Poetry Reading
The poet will read excerpts from two new collections, Permission and The Accounts.
January 29: Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
http://calendar.fandm.edu/detail.php?id=11656
April 6: Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA
http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/programs/brk-poetry-series

January 30-31
C.D. Wright
1999 Grantee, Poetry
Public Poetry Reading
Poet C.D. Wright will read a number of her poems as part of a residency at Haverford College.
Venue/exact dates TBD, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
http://www.haverford.edu/HCAH/creative/

January 31-Feburary 1
Doug Elkins
1995 Grantee, Dance
HAPLESS BIZARRE
Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. previews the new work HAPLESS BIZARRE as part of the American Dance Institute Incubator Series.
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
http://www.americandance.org/incubator/

February 2
John Bischoff
1999 Grantee, Music/Sound
Bonnie Jones & Andrea Neumann – Bischoff, Greenlief, Stackpole
Bischoff, Greenlief, Stackpole join forces in a trio format featuring electronics (Bischoff), saxophones (Greenlief), and percussion (Stackpole). Bonnie Jones and Andrea Neumann's improvised music is a rich contradiction of textures and timbres with each artist committed to both defining and expanding the definitions of their music through long-term collaboration. The duo has been performing together since 2007.
Berkeley Art Festival, Berkeley, CA
www.berkeleyartsfestival.com

February 4; March 6-8; March 12; April 9
Doug Elkins
1995 Grantee, Dance
HAPLESS BIZARRE
A tour of HAPLESS BIZARRE by Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc, a mash up of physical comedy, choreography, flirtation, and romance, will be performed with another work, MO(OR)TOWN/REDUX.
February 4: Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, NH
http://www.keene.edu/racbp/events_dance/doug_elkins.html
March 6-8: Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, PA
http://www.annenbergcenter.org/tickets/?id=301
March 12: Williams Arts Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
http://calendar.lafayette.edu/node/8054
April 9: UNC-Greensboro University of Performing Arts Series, Greensboro, NC
http://performingarts.uncg.edu/upas/elkins
 
February 8, 11, 14
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
The Miners Hymns
Film screenings with live musical performances of Bill Morrison’s image and music driven documentary films about coal mining in Northeast England.
February 8: Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
February 11: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO
February 14: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
http://theminershymns.com/

February 13
Katie Peterson
2011 Grantee, Poetry
Public Poetry Reading
The poet will read excerpts from her new collections of poetry as part of the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium at Northwestern University.
Venue TBD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
http://sites.weinberg.northwestern.edu/poetry/2012-2013-events/

February 18-21
Jonah Bokaer
2006 Grantee, Dance
The Rebel (and other myths)
Dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer presents an original work as part of the SCAD Museum of Art’s deFINE ART series.
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
http://scadmoa.org/

January 22-March 30; February 20
Anne Waldman
2001 Grantee, Poetry
Reading and Tribute to Elizabeth Murray
“Her Story,” a series of prints co-created by poet Anne Waldman and the late visual artist (and former FCA Board Member) Elizabeth Murray are on view at the Cantor Arts Center. Waldman will present a reading and discuss the project at the museum on February 20. 
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
http://events.stanford.edu/events/405/40531/

February 20-22
John King
2014 Grantee, Music/Sound
time-vectors/still-points
Composer John King presents a commissioned work for a new ballet performed by Ballet BC in collaboration with Turning Point Ensemble.
Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, Canada
http://www.balletbc.com/grace_symmetry.html

February 23-May 18
Deborah Hay
2011 Grantee, Dance
Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance
This video installation shows a series of dances by Deborah Hay on translucent screens. As viewers move through the space they see images overlap and gestures respond to each other, blurring the line between dancer and viewer.
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
http://blantonmuseum.org/exhibitions/details/2287

February 25-28
Stephen Petronio
1999 Grantee, Dance
Steve Paxton
1994 Grantee, Dance
Stephen Petronio Company
This mixed repertory program features excerpts from Stephen Petronio’s UNDERLAND (2011) and Intravenous Lecture by Steve Paxton (1970/2012) as well as a selection of solo and duet highlights from the Petronio’s 30 year career.
Mondavi Center, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
https://www.mondaviarts.org/events/event.cfm?event_id=1326&season=2013

February 27
Phill Niblock
1994 Grantee, 2014 John Cage Award Recipient, Music/Sound
Performance at Dartmouth College
Phill Niblock, with Carlos Casas, Neil Leonard and students from Berklee College of Music, perform and evening of work as part of a residency at Dartmouth College.
Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/phill_niblock

February 27-28
DD Dorvillier
2007 Grantee, Dance
RMW(a) & RMW
Experimental dance artists DD Dorvillier and Jennifer Monson will present an evening of their collaboratively devised dance work that explores the representation of queer desire onstage.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Duderstadt Center, Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.music.umich.edu/performances_events/event_display.php?f=d&d=1393390800&i=8427 - 8427

February 27-March 1
Luciana Achugar
2010 Grantee, Dance
OTRO TEATRO
Luciana Achugar presents an evening-length dance work that takes places in the metaphoric ruins of a collapsed theater.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/luciana-achugar

February 27, 28; March 1
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Readings
As part of the Association of Writers and Writer Programs conference, Eileen Myles will read her works along with Wave Books authors.
February 27: ACT Theater, Seattle, Washington
February 28: Sole Repair, Seattle, Washington
March 1: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle Washinton
https://awpwriter.org/awp_conference

February 28-March 1
John Bischoff
1999 Grantee, Music/Sound
Other Minds Festival 19
Keeping in tune with this spirit of firsts and celebrating the Bay Area’s strong heritage as a pioneering stronghold of arts and culture, OM presents, for the first time ever, an entirely Northern California cast of composers, including Mark Applebaum, John Bischoff, Donald Buchla, Joseph Byrd, Charles Celeste Hutchins, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Wendy Reid, and John Schott.
SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, CA
www.otherminds.org/shtml/om19-info.shtml

February 28; March 1
Anne Waldman
2001 Grantee, Poetry
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Series
The poet will participate in a series of readings, panels and events for the AWP annual conference. February 28 is a tribute to William S. Burroughs. A panel on Jack Kerouac and the poetry of Rumi will take place on March 1.
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
http://www.annewaldman.org/events/

March 6
Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar/OpenEnded Group, 1998 Grantee, 2008 John Cage Award Recipient, Visual Arts
Saccades
The OpenEnded Group presents Saccades, the second of three works developed in residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The work involves three-dimensional imagery derived from thousands of photos of the museum that is presented at unexpected angles.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
http://www.openendedgroup.com/

March 6
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Reading
Eileen Myles will read a selection of her works at the scenic Vermont Studio Center.
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

March 6-8; March 14-15; April 25
Stephen Petronio
1999 Grantee, Dance
Stephen Petronio Company
The company performs an evening of work including Like Lazarus Did that brings together the company, Portland’s Pacific Youth Choir, an original score and visual inspiration.
March 6-8: Newmark Theatre, Portland, OR
http://stephenpetronio.com/home/page/3/
March 14-15: Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
https://tickets.ybca.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=17319
April 25: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event.php?id=918 - .UrNidWRDtis

March 7
Jace Clayton
2012 Grantee, Music/Sound
Sound + Vision: The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a work by musician and sound artist Jace Clayton, restages two Eastman compositions into new arrangements, interspersed with short theatrical vignettes.
McCullough Theatre, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
https://texasperformingarts.org/event/sound-vision-austin

March 7
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Street Retreat
The publication of Myles’ work Street Retreat.
http://www.eileenmyles.com/street.php

March 7-April 26
Alix Pearlstein
2011 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Monogram
The artist presents a new body of work, including video installation and photography, that explores the relationship between groups and individuals.
Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
http://www.samsonprojects.com/index.php/future

March 8
Trisha Brown
2013 Robert Rauschenberg Award Recipient, Dance
Trisha Brown Dance Company
The company performs an evening of work at the Ohio State Theater.
The Ohio State Theater, Cleveland, OH
http://www.trishabrowncompany.org/index.php?section=32&season=2013

March 12-15
Trisha Brown
2013 Robert Rauschenberg Award Recipient, Dance
Trisha Brown Dance Company
The company performs an evening of retrospective works, including I’m going to toss my arms – if you catch them they’re yours (2011), Set and Reset (1983), If you couldn’t see me (1994), and Astral Convertible (1989).
McGuire Theater, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/trisha-brown-dance-company-3

March 14-25
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
State of Darkness
The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs State of Darkness with choreography by Molissa Fenley and music by Igor Stravinsky.
McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA
http://www.mccawhall.com/events/detail/directors-choice-2014

March 21-22
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
All Vows
The second set of cellist Maya Beiser's program includes screenings of three films by Bill Morrison: "Light Is Calling", "Just Ancient Loops", and "All Vows.”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
http://www.ybca.org/maya-beiser#overview

March 22
David Lang
2002 Grantee, Music/Sound
mountain
The Cincinnati Symphony performs the world premiere of David Lang’s mountain.
Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
http://cincinnatisymphony.org/Content.php?id=190

March 19; March 25-26; March 29; April 11; April 16
Elizabeth Streb
1996 Grantee, Dance
STREB
STREB Extreme Action Company presents work that mixes sport, dance and flight to produce gravity-defying routines that spark the imagination.
March 19: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC
http://events.unc.edu/event/streb-forces/2014-03-19/
March 25-26: Phillips Performing Arts Center, Gainesville, FL
http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/2013/streb/
March 29: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN
http://www.gpacweb.com/season/item/streb?category_id=19
April 11: Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
http://liedcenter.org/event/streb
April 16: Overture Hall, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
http://overturecenter.com/production/streb-forces

March 27-30
Anne Waldman
2001 Grantee, Poetry
Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness in Washington DC
Anne Waldman joins a diverse range of poets for a series of readings, workshops, panel discussions and activism over three days.
Various venues, Washington DC
http://www.splitthisrock.org/

March 29
Trisha Brown
2013 Robert Rauschenberg Award Recipient, Dance
Trisha Brown Dance Company
The company performs an evening of work at Connecticut College.
Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, New London, CT
http://www.conncoll.edu/events/concerts/

April 1
David Grubbs
2006 Grantee, Music/Sound
Records Ruin the Landscape
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, a new book by musician and composer David Grubbs will be released for purchase by the Duke University Press on April 1. The book discusses experimental music and its changed relationship to recordings following the work and life of John Cage.
http://www.dukeupress.edu/Records-Ruin-the-Landscape/

April 1
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
Alvin Curran Lecture
Dancer and choreographer Molissa Fenley sits down for a lecture on dance and music with Alvin Curran at Mills College.
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
http://mcam.mills.edu/events/

April 1
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
“Living in a Precarious World”
Eileen Myles participates in the “Living in a Precarious World” event as part of the Lannan Spring Literary Symposium and Festival.
Georgetown University, Washington DC
http://www.eileenmyles.com/gigs.php

April 3
David Grubbs
2006 Grantee, Music/Sound
WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER
David Grubbs performs an electroacoustic music piece with a poetry reading by Susan Howe.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5593

April 4-5
John Jasperse
2003 Grantee, Dance
From Once Between
John Jasperse presents a new work as part of the American Dance Institute Incubator Series.
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
http://www.americandance.org/incubator/

April 5
David Meltzer
2009 Grantee, Poetry
SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, Jewish American Night
David Meltzer hosts and reads at an event dedicated to the poetry of the Jewish-American experience.
SF Jazz Center, San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfjazz.org/events/season2/poetryfestival/jewish%E2%80%93american-night

April 5, 6
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Panel
Eileen Myles will read her works and participate as a panelist on an “art writing” panel.
The Western Front/Scrivener’s Monthly, Vancouver, BC, Canada
http://www.front.bc.ca

April 6
Jin Hi Kim
2001 Grantee, Music/Sound
Child of War
Jin Hi Kim’s Child of War, a composition dedicated to Kim Phuc who is renowned for "the girl in the picture" during the Vietnam War, will be world premiered by The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut.
The Quick Center, Fairfield, CT
http://www.jinhikim.com/

April 6
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
World War I Chronicles
The world premiere of a film and music collaboration by filmmaker Bill Morrison and music group Kronos Quartet.
Hertz Hall, Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA
http://www.calperformances.org/performances/2013-14/new-music/kronos-quartet-world-war-i-chronicles.php

April 7-12; April 15-17
Jonah Bokaer
2006 Grantee, Dance
ECLIPSE with Anthony McCall
Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist Anthony McCall explore total motion in this collaboration that places dance within an installation built from shifting avenues of light and sonic images.
April 7-12: Counter Pulse Series, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
http://www.mitchellcenterforarts.org/countercurrent/
April 15-17: New Direction Series, Juniata College, Huntington, PA
http://services.juniata.edu/activities/juniatapresents/jonahbokaer.html

April 10-12
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
Desert Sea
The Repertory Dance Theater of Utah performs Molissa Fenley’s dance work Desert Sea as part of a program of dance works that explore a sense of place.
Jeanne Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, UT
http://rdtutah.org/upcoming.html

April 11
Michael Gordon
2002 Grantee, Music/Sound
Minimalist Jukebox: Gordon, Riley & Adams
The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the US premiere of Michael Gordon’s Sunshine of Your Love. Also on the program are works by John Adams and Terry Riley.
Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/minimalist-jukebox-gordon-riley-amp-adams/2014-04-11

April 11
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Reading
Eileen Myles presents a reading at Brookline Booksmith as part of the “Bash” program.
Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
http://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/events

April 13
Eileen Myles
2014 Grantee, Poetry
Reading
Eileen Myles presents a reading at the Gloucester Writers Center.
Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester, MA
http://www.gloucesterwriters.org

April 14
Julie Mehretu
2000 Grantee,
Visual Arts Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Julie Mehretu
The artist will present a lecture as part of the High Museum of Art’s lecture series.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
https://www.high.org/Programs/Programs.aspx?cat=lectures