7.1.2022 — JUST ANNOUNCED!
GUILD HALL COLLABORATION IS ONE OF JUST TWO
EAST END NON-PROFIT RECIPIENTS OF THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE
CREATIVES REBUILD NEW YORK GRANT
Two-Year Funding for Artists Wunetu Wequai Tarrant and Christian Scheider
and their First Literature Project in Partnership with Padoquohan Medicine Lodge
GRANTS AWARDED: 98
FUNDS ALLOCATED: $61.6M
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: 300
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: 115
We are thrilled to announce that artists Wunetu Wequai Tarrant and Christian Scheider, the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, and Guild Hall have received an Artist Employment Program (AEP) grant from Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY). Working as Guild Hall Community Artists-in-Residence, and collaborating with culture bearers of the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Tarrant and Scheider will take on full-time roles at Guild Hall for the next two years. During this time, they will further develop the ongoing work of the First Literature Project which utilizes immersive 3D, VR and holographic technology to share the history, culture, and language of Native nations. Over the coming years, their immersive Orations will offer the Shinnecock people a novel platform to re-author their ancient oral traditions for the modern age.
Please join us in congratulating the First Literature Project, the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge,
and artists Wunetu Wequai Tarrant and Christian Scheider on this exceptional achievement.
We can’t wait to get started!
Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. The First Literature Project with Guild Hall and the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge was made possible through support from CRNY’s Artist Employment Program. @creativesrebuildny
Top: Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile’s story basket atop Sugar Loaf Hill,
a sacred burial site overlooking Shinnecock territory.
Photo credit: Phillip Lehans
Bottom: CRNY award recipients Wunetu Wequai Tarrant
and Christian Scheider, East End artists.
Photo Credits: Wunetu Wequai Tarrant photo by Kaylene Big Knife;
Christian Scheider photo courtesy of First Literature Project