August 2012 Q Award Winners

August 2012 Q Rental Subsidy Grant Award Winning Artists

The Creative Fund’s Q Rental Subsidy Program awarded a total of $6,500 in it’s second round to 9 local performing arts groups with upcoming productions. Award winners include: Breaking Strings, Chaddick Dance, Trouble Puppet Theatre, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Penfold Theatre, Theatre en Bloc, Ariel Dance, Church of the Friendly Ghost, and Austin Chamber MusicMore information below on the performing artists’ productions that were awarded.

Twenty-one Applications were reviewed by a panel of seven judges who were selected based on their experience in the field and the types of applications received. This review panel was comprised of:

  1. Elizabeth Fisher – Program Coordinator for Shakespeare at Winedale, University of Texas
  2. Kate Stoker – Global Creative at Dell and Creative Fund Board Member
  3. Ramiro Diaz – Software Engineer at IBM and Creative Fund Member
  4. Terri Broussard Williams – Vice President of Advocacy/Government Relations for The American Heart Association and Creative Fund Member
  5. Catherine Solaas – Dance Expert
  6. Rebecca Knox – Music Expert
  7. Etta Sanders – Grant Manager for New Works Community

The purpose of the Q Rental Subsidy Grant Program is to put money back into the Austin performing arts community by providing artists with a location to showcase their work. The Q Rental Subsidy Grant awards are funded by money raised through events, membership dues and generous donations.

Q Rental Subsidy Grant Award Winners:

Austin Chamber Music

Happy Birthday Mr. Cage

At the Mexican American Cultural Center

September 8, 2012

Theatre en Bloc

Just Outside Redemption

At the City Theatre

September 13 – September 30, 2012

Ariel Dance

The Geometry of Proximity

At the Rollins Theatre

September 24 – September 30, 2012

Trouble Puppet Theater

Macbeth: A Trouble Puppet Show

At the Salvage Vanguard Theatre

October 31 – November 18, 2012

Church of the Friendly Ghost


At the Up Collective and Salvage Vanguard Theatre 

November 11 – November 12, 2012

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co.

An (Extra) Ordinary Life

At the Salvage Vanguard Theatre

November 25 – December 1, 2012

Breaking String Theater

Vodka, Fucking and Television

At the Hyde Park Theatre

November 29 – December 15, 2012

Chaddick Dance

The Landscape of the Emotional

At Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater

March 1 – March 3, 2013

Penfold Theatre

A Minister’s Wife

At the Off Center

March 28 – April 14, 2013