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Charleston, SC
Gwylene GALLIMARD & Jean-Marie MAUCLET have worked for forty years independently and collaboratively in the field of visual arts in France, Canada and the States, receiving support from the Ministères De La Culture (Canada and France), the SC Arts Commission, Alternate Visions, Spoleto Festival, the Humanities Foundation, the Russell Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Alternate ROOTS and the NEA.
Jennifer Monson
New York, NY
Jennifer Monson has been pursuing an original approach to experimental dance forms in NYC since 1983 when she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. In that time she has created a wide body of work that incorporates well-developed collaborative relationships with many artists including Zeena Parkins, Kenta Nagai, DD Dorvillier and Yvonne Meier. Her solo work has been presented at many venues in the U..S, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and Tanzania.
Jennifer S. Saunders, Film Media Literacy Educator
Jennifer Shaundeen Saunders
Brooklyn, NY
I'm a Film Media Literacy Educator, Producer, Videographer, Founder of People 4 People Productions, former NYC High School Film Teacher, Artist Educator and former Rutgers University Film Lecturer.  I love visual communication. I deliver quality arts education programs to high school students that spark their creative and intellectual juices and grow change agents.
Jerome Foundation
Saint Paul, MN
The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit art organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City.
Joe Standart
New York, NY
Standart began his career working for the National Park Service in Alaska, where he spent 2 years fording rivers, climbing mountains, and fighting off bears and mosquitoes, while documenting the last frontier.
John Malpede
Los Angeles, CA
John Malpede, directs, performs and engineers multi-event arts projects that have theatrical, installation, public art and education components. In 1985 Malpede founded and continues to direct the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), the first performance group in the nation comprised primarily of homeless and formerly homeless people. LAPD creates performances that connect lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.
John O'Neal
New Orleans, LA
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Miami, FL
The Knight Foundation seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism in order to help them reach their highest potential. The Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change.
Johnson City Area Arts Council
Johnson City, TN
The Council's mission is to strengthen and support arts and culture in Northeast Tennessee by preserving and promoting the region's cultural heritage, and by making arts and culture accessible to a broad range of people.
Feather Paintings by Ken Johnson
Johnson Ken - Artist Profile
Milton, FL
I am from a non-federal treaty tribe. In 2001, Gov. Jeb Bush signed legislation abolishing all state recognition for tribes in Florida. This left thousands of people, and over 500 non-recognized tribes, alone and oppressed. Artists could no longer call their artwork American Indian Made, burial grounds were no longer protected, religious rights are no longer protected, child welfare act cases now go unheard, etc.
Jonathan Erwin
Baltimore, MD
How can we combat urban heat islands in East Baltimore, working with community partners, city government, and other organizations to find an adaptable sustainable solution for affordable healthy living?
José Mateo
Cambridge, MA
Cuban-born José Mateo is founder and artistic director of José Mateo Ballet Theatre, one of America’s leading producers of new ballets, and the area’s most innovative school for quality ballet training. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s highly acclaimed Company is presenting 50 performances in 5 distinct programs representing 25 years of Mateo’s artistic achievement in choreography. The School offers an innovative model for a high-quality academy with a humanistic approach to ballet training that fosters diversity and inclusion.
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Cambridge, MA
Founded in 1986, José Mateo Ballet Theatre's company and school have forged a new model for a ballet organization through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. Critically acclaimed, José Mateo Ballet Theatre is distinguished as the only ballet company in New England to produce an entire repertory by it's own resident choreographer. After performing at Boston's Emerson Majestic Theatre for a decade, the company has been based at the Sanctuary Theatre since 2001.
Josh Schachter
Tucson, AZ
Josh Schachter is a photographer, visual storyteller, educator, and community activist who has worked for organizations throughout the U.S. to document issues from urban revitalization to food security. His images have been published internationally in books, magazines, newspapers, films and web sites, in venues ranging from the New York Times to the Navajo Times. Josh earned a master’s degree in environment management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environment Studies, where he explored how urban youth could use photography to share their own lives and perspectives.
Jotalogues: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI-U
Berkeley, CA
Jotalogues: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI-U is a theater/performance piece written and performed by Adelina Anthony & D'Lo and directed by Mark Valdez. Steeped in witty language and physical humor, Jotalogues tackles our multiple intersections from a pan-ethnic, pan-generational, and pan-sexual viewpoint.  As our communities continue to face deep crisis, Jotalogues gives voice to the most marginalized—and it’s not your typical queers.  In this show, Adelina and D’Lo, create zany characters to explore the effects of non-regulated human impact and destruction on our planet.
Joyce Drayton Profile
Philadelphia, PA
Churhc Organiist & Choir Director for an 0 inner city church for 59 years and organized a music center to provide affordable music instrcution opoortunitities for at risk inner city youth and families. Paving the way for any youngster who has a desire to study music or performing arts can do so.  Giving back to a community that was cutlurally starved due to the distressed social and economical conditions of the community. No one wanted to come into our community and now programs are all over but we still have the only full service music school in the community..
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL
The Joyce Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region.
Juan Carlos Zaldivar
Miami, FL
A filmmaker and video artist, Zaldívar completed both his BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. Zaldívar started his film career as a sound editor and designer, his work can be heard in Academy Nominated films such as Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility", in Nanette Burstein and Bret Morgan's "On the ropes" and on HBO’s America Undercover, for which he garnered an Emmy nomination. His film and video art works have been screened at many festivals worldwide and on PBS, ABC, IFC, Showtime and WE.
Jubilee Arts
Baltimore, MD
Jubilee Arts is a community program providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! Jubilee Arts offers programming in dance, visual arts, creative writing and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Clayworks, area artists and writers, and dancers.
Judy Baca
Venice, CA
Baca is at the top of a distinguished list of artist creators. What sets her apart from many other artists is an inspired ability to teach and a creative pursuit of relevancy in developing educational and community based art methodologies. Through a lifetime of achievement, Baca has stood for art in service of equity for all people. She is a lesson for us on the integration of one’s ethics with creative expression, never compromising and never flagging in her devotion to a practice that is committed to public education for all and to pedagogical process for its participants.