WIF-PDX Emergency Fund
Grants will support WIF-PDX members who have experienced a significant financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WIF-PDX will grant four awards of $250 in order to support individual artists, prioritizing those without access to other COVID-19 relief funds. Fundraising efforts are being made by WIF-PDX to provide future grant cycles.
Congratulations to our 2019 funding recipients!
We’re proud to announce Lindsay Trapnell as the winner of our $5,000 Vision Grant award for her documentary film in progress called “Riveted.” The film is about the Rose City Riveters, a fan club for the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team. It is one of the largest and most avid groups of supporters in all of professional women’s sports. She hopes to finish the film before the 2020 Summer Olympics and is raising funding. “The U.S. women’s soccer team has done a lot to drive the conversation about equal pay, so I think that would be a great time to get the film out,” she added. The teaser for “Riveted” can be viewed on her website, along with many of her other film and photography projects.
The recipient of our scholarship is Katy Strutz, a young woman working in the PDX animation industry who ultimately wants to write and direct her own films. She is intrigued by stories about strong characters and the complexity of human connection. “I couldn’t be prouder or more confident in the unique voice I have developed as a visual artist and my hard earned self-sufficiency as a filmmaker.” She will be using the scholarship funding to build her storytelling skills as she works on the script to her first feature film. You can find samples of her work in images, animation, and fabrication on her website.