2024 Early-Career Research + Development Grantee | $2,500
Puppets: An Exploration of Dogs in Asian Folklores
Grant funding will support research of the stories and impact of dogs in various Asian folklores for the development of a new puppet show.
LIPING VONG is a multi-disciplinary artist working at the intersection of puppetry, theater, film, and visual arts. She is an alumnus of Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop 2019 cohort and a 2022 Puppet Lab Fellow through Open Eye Figure Theater. Her recent project, In Absentia, explored her experience in witnessing the aging of a loved one, and how it affects our perception of independence and autonomy.
Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.