portrait of Naomi Ko

Naomi Ko

2020 Early-Career Research and Development Grantee | $2,500

Central Grant and Funding Directory for Filmmakers

Ko will research, compile, and develop a central grant and funding directory for narrative filmmaking artists. This directory will be shared with different filmmaking organizations and provided online.

Naomi Ko is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, actor, comedian, and cultural producer. Her TV pilot, “Nice,” was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2019, Naomi was one of the first individuals to receive the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. She is currently in post-production of a short film she directed, wrote, and starred in as well as in development for her feature film “Good Genes.”

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.