Resistances Fund (2022). Grants for Artists


Madrid, 5th of June of 2022

definition of resistance funds: temporary initiatives based on solidarity that within a community, association or union serve to financially help those members who require this specific support.

For the second consecutive year, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and hablanarte organize the Resistances Fund aid program (Caja de Resistencias). The initiative is intended to support creators from various disciplines who have especially suffered the consequences of the crisis caused by the pandemic.

In 2022, the program has distributed 30 grants of 2,500 euros each to dancers, musicians, writers, performers, visual artists and playwrights. This help does not imply any counterpart on the part of the beneficiaries who can use it according to their own needs and priorities.

As in the previous edition, the selection of the beneficiaries has been organized in two phases. In the first phase, a peer nomination procedure was followed. Thus, the collaboration of eight established artists from different disciplines whose artistic practice stands out not only for its excellence but also for its ability to create ties with creators of other generations was requested. These artists contributed altruistically to the project, pre-selecting a total of 40 potential beneficiaries.

The established artists that have contributed to the preselection process include: Cabello/Carceller (visual arts), Rocío Márquez (music), Societat Doctor Alonso (live arts), Sandra Gamarra (visual arts), Oliver Laxe (experimental cinema), Juan Mayorga (theatre), Campo Adentro (art & ecology), Cristina Morales (writing).

In the second phase, the curricula and dossiers of the 40 nominated artists were distributed among the members of a committee of organizations to make the final selection.

The organizations that have participated in this committee include: Cristina de Silva and Nacho de la Vega (co-directors of the LEV Festival), Raquel Rivera (Manager of the Orchestra and Choir of the Region of Madrid), Alba Colomo (Director of La Escocesa, creation factory), Marta Monfort and María Valls (Vice-president and Training Manager of the Spanish Network of Publicly-owned Theatres, Auditoriums, Circuits and Festivals, respectively), Soledad Liaño and Rafael García (curators of the Department of Temporary Exhibitions of the National Museum Reina Sofía), as well as representatives from the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and hablanarte.

The beneficiaries of the grants are:

Image: Perla Zúñiga, photo by Alba Rupérez

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