Join us in celebrating the 2024-2025 grant recipients!

Lane Arts Council has awarded $12,000 in grants to six artists for the grant cycle running July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. Artist Grants provide financial support to artists to produce a new creative endeavor, invest in tools to grow their business capacity, or develop their artistic skills and knowledge. The Artist Grant program is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.

Artist Grant Recipients

Bonnie Simoa

$2,000 award

Choreographer, director, and somatic educator Bonnie Simoa will use funds to create an evening length site-specific dance performance Moon Marrow with Northwest Movement Ensemble. The work premieres September 20-21, 2024, on rural land just south of Spencer’s Grange. Created in a collaboration with dancers and horses, and in connection to the oak savanna land, the work explores an imaginative world where everyone has access to their divine birthright–connection with nature and to the sensuality and eros of movement.
Pictured: Bonnie Simoa dancing with horses.

Chauncey Mauney

$2,000 award

Musician and teaching artist Chauncey Mauney will invest in portable AV equipment and other materials to bring accessible, live music and theatre to young audiences. His performances and residencies include Fern Ridge Library, Oakridge Elementary, Holt Elementary, Edison Elementary, and additional summer arts camps.
Pictured: Chauncey Mauney in the classroom.

Jessilyn Brinkerhoff

$2,000 award

Jessilyn Brinkerhoff, muralist and teaching artist, will use funds to refine her public art methods and expand into new mediums for professional commissions. Her explorations include large-scale works expanding into three dimensions with tactile experience and innovative edge.
Pictured: Jessilyn Brinkerhoff at work.

Josephine Magdalene Angier

$2,000 award

Writer and director Josephine Magdalene Angier will work alongside local filmmakers and actors to create The Sword and The Sea, a narrative short film set in the golden age of piracy. This film centers on themes of redemption, self forgiveness, and the dark night of the soul. This film will screen in 2025 at one of Eugene’s locally-owned indie theaters and at film festivals around the globe.
Pictured: actor Isaac Sutherland as Andrew in The Sword and The Sea.

Mica Anton

$2,000 award

With the support of this grant, artist Mica Anton will carry out a visual exploration of disturbance ecology based on field research in commercially logged, fire-suppressed, and fire-scarred forests surrounding Eugene. Their field sketches, experiences, and historical and political research will inform a series of mixed media artworks. These will be incorporated with written reflections on disturbance and its potential to be both extractive and regenerative.
Pictured: artwork by Mica Anton.

Yvonne Stubbs

$2,000 award

Yvonne Stubbs will use the Artist Grant to develop her exhibition Bloodlines, which shares some of the hidden history of “Black Indians.” With her roots reaching to Africa as well as to people of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes, Yvonne communicates the struggles, resilience, and celebrations of mixed-identity experiences through storytelling and encourages viewers to discover their own hidden histories.
Pictured: detail of artwork by Yvonne Stubbs.

Resources for 2024-2025 Awardees:
Download Lane Arts Council Logo
Download City of Eugene Logo

Complete the 2024-2025 Artist Grant Final Report Form
PDF of the 2024-2025 Artist Grant Final Report (for preparation purposes only; information must be submitted through the Google Form linked above)