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Congratulations! Three CalArtians Honored with 2012 Princess Grace Awards


Princess Grace Award recipient Miwa Matreyek’s Myth and Infrastructure at REDCAT’s New Original Works (NOW) Festival in 2010.

Students Nijla Mumin, Vincent Richards and alumna Miwa Matreyek to receive awards at ceremony in New York

Valencia CA, August 9—The Princess Grace Foundation just announced its 2012 awards and CalArtians Nijla Mumin (MFA-2, Film Directing, Writing), Vincent Richards (MFA-3, Scenic Design) and alumna Miwa Matreyek, (MFA 07, Experimental Animation) are among the honorees. They will receive their awards at the 30th Anniversary Princess Grace Awards Gala, held in the presence of TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco, on October 22, in New York City.

The Awards for theater, dance and choreography, and film continue the legacy of Princess Grace of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during her lifetime. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than 750 Awards, totaling more than $9.5 million have been made.

“The Princess Grace Foundation has given me a tremendous jump-start with my artistic career,” commented Miwa. “From the original grant that funded my thesis at CalArts to later projects, their support has been an invaluable part of creating my work.”

Over the last 10 years, 23 Calartians have received Princess Grace Awards—with several recognized on multiple occasions. This year marks the third award for Miwa who is receiving a Special Project Award for her groundbreaking (and delightful) work in experimental animation and performance. Other three-time CalArtian awardees include filmmakers Karolina Sobecka and David Chaim Cohen, theater director and media artist Chi-Wang Yang and choreographer Dawn Marie Stoppiello.

Read more about the Princess Grace awards in the press release.

Last edited by dthatt on Aug 09, 2012
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