Holly Bass Moneymaker Program

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Holly Bass

Moneymaker Live and Virtual Presentation OCT 24, 8AM-8PM


Moneymaker Choreographed and Performed by Holly Bass Costumes by Holly Bass and Sarada Conaway Production Manager: Mel Harper Filming and Live Streaming by Essay Video Produced as part of ForFreedoms’ 2020 Awakening and RuckUS’ day of action In person: 8am-8pm live stream: 2-5pm

FUNDING The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and commissions generated over two years. Lead support of Live Feed is generously provided by Partners for New Performance and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

SPECIAL THANKS To Janet Wong and the New York Live Arts team, Sarah Ewing and the workout squad, Omolara McCallister Williams, Philippa Hughes, Aaron Maier, Kokayi Issa, Laura Van Straaten, Dance USA and the DFA Fellows, and the APAP 2019-2020 Artist Institute cohort

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BIOGRAPHIES Holly Bass is a multidisciplinary performance and visual artist, writer and director. Her visual art work spans photography, installation, video and performance. A Cave Canem fellow, she has published poems in numerous journals and anthologies. She studied modern dance (under Viola Farber) and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning her Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an arts journalist early in her career, she was the first to put the term “hip hop theater” into print in American Theatre magazine. She has received numerous grants from the DC Arts Commission and was a 2019 Red Bull Detroit artist-in-residence, a 2019 Dance/USA Artist Fellow and a 2019-2020 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. A gifted and dedicated teaching artist, for four years she directed a year-round creative writing and performance program for adjudicated youth in DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services as well as facilitating workshops nationally and internationally. She is currently the national director for

Turnaround Arts at the Kennedy Center, a program which uses the arts strategically to transform schools working to solve deep racial and economic inequities. Mel Harper is a maker, museum educator, and creative consultant, living and working in Washington, DC. Mel is an interpretive project manager at the National Gallery of Art, and the Company Manager for Holly Bass|360. Mel received her MA from Howard University, where she taught African American art history as an adjunct lecturer and managed the Prints & Photographs collection at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, a repository and archive of the African Diaspora. She is currently developing her newest project, the Art in the Zombie Apocalypse podcast. For Freedoms is an artistled organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action. They work with artists and organizations to center the voices of artists in public discourse, expand what participation in a democracy looks like, and reshape conversations about politics.

RuckUS was born from conversations among “the Breakfast Club”: revered musicians Laurie Anderson, Arto Lindsay, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, along with noted branding consultant Iain Newton. Inspired to find a way for artists to engage with voter advocacy, they invited legendary rock/jazz bassist Melvin Gibbs and Bill T. Jones, Live Arts Artistic Director, as well as cultural curators from Joe’s Pub, The Blacksmiths, Town Hall, and HONK NYC to help coordinate this extraordinary multi-borough, provoting extravaganza. Instagram: @RuckusVote2020 twitter.com/ruckusvote2020 www.ruckusvote2020.com

LIVE ARTS CONTRIBUTORS New York Live Arts is deeply grateful to all the individuals listed below for their vital gifts to New York Live Arts over the last year: $500,000 and higher Anonymous Slobodan Randjelović & Jon Stryker

Deborah Ronnen Temple St. Clair & Paul Engler Billie Tsien & Tod Williams

$100,000-$499,999 Booth Ferris Foundation Ruth & Stephen Hendel Ellen M. Poss

$1,000 - $4,999 Gerald Appelstein Robby Browne Charlotte & Charles Buchanan Jeannie Colbert Elizabeth Diller Philip Gallo Morton Glickman Michael & Deborah Goldberg Deborah Hellman & Derek Brown Judith and Steven Gluckstern Michael Keegan James Krents Kyung-Lim Lee Turrell & James A. Turrell Glenn Ligon Robert Longo Anna Maltby & Akshay Patil Tommy McCall & Victor Zonana Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss Susan Micari Helen Mills & Gary Tannenbaum Pat Minard Thomas Nichols & Daniel Chadburn Anonymous Mark O’Donnell PR Consulting Inc. Rita Salzman Amy Schulman Cindy Sherman Catharine R. Stimpson Kristalina & Jack Taylor Kate Whitney & Franklin Thomas Bruce & Megumi Williams Timothy Wu &Eric Murphy

$50,000 - $99,999 Jane Bovingdon Semel & Terry Semel Zoe Eskin Eleanor Friedman Helen & Peter Haje Suzanne Karpas Alex Katz Foundation Barbara & Alan D. Marks Matthew Putman $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous Patricia Blanchet David Dechman & Michele Mercure Adam Flatto Alexes Hazen James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen In Loving Memory of Linda Grass Shapiro Charla Jones Lorraine Gallard & Richard H. Levy Amy Newman & Bud Shulman Diana Wege $10,000 - $24,999 Bloomberg Philanthropies The Brant Foundation, Inc. Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Colleen Keegan Jonathan D. Lewis & Mark Zitelli Julie Orlando Pace Prints Phillips Andrea Rosen Alanna Rutherford Ruby Shang Nina & Gabe Stricker Pat Stryker $5,000 - $9,999 Zaire Baptiste & Voodo Fé Agnes Gund Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan Jeffrey B. & Wendy Liszt

$500 - $999 Irene Barth Kathleen Chalfant Sheron Davis & Nat Lipstadt Maribeth Gainard & Hal Goltz Sharon Gerstel Jamie & Jeffrey Harris The Marshall Frankel Foundation Jan Paschal Gifts and commitments between 9/30/2019-9/30/20

Institutional support provided by: Con Edison Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation The Harkness Foundation for Dance Alice Lawrence Foundation Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mertz Gilmore Foundation Metropolitan Capital Bancorp Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation National Performance Network New England Foundation for the Arts New York Community Trust Rockefeller Brothers Fund Jerome Robbins Foundation The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation The Scherman Foundation The Shubert Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation Theatre Development Fund In-kind support generously provided by LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust Public support provided by the following government agencies: The National Endowment for the Arts Humanities New York New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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