Ted Decker Catalyst Fund

Ted Decker Catalyst Fund

The Ted Decker Catalyst Fund, established in October 2003, makes legacy investments in artists’ futures by awarding advocacy, marketing, and mentoring mini-grants to encourage artists to more effectively position themselves for success in their careers. Submitting proposals is currently by invitation only.

Legacy investment mini-grant recipients and projects to date include:

2017:
Ramón Aguirre (Phoenix)– marketing support through phICA for solo exhibition, March-April, 2017
Rigo Flores (Phoenix) – support for Porto, Portugal Residency
Lauren Strohacker (Scottsdale) – research support for jaguar border fence project and MCC Art Gallery exhibition catalog
Pedro Vaz (Lisbon, Portugal) – marketing support through phICA for solo exhibition

2016:
Darrin Armijo-Wardle (Phoenix) –support for entrepreneurial project
Rigoberto Flores (Phoenix) – research and exhibition marketing support
Robert Hicks (Tempe) – support for entrepreneurial project
Chris Jagmin (Phoenix) – support for phICA catalog project
Nicholas Johnson (Tempe) – marketing support for solo exhibition
Larry Madrigal (Peoria) – support for announcement card for solo exhibition
Ainara Moya (Málaga, Spain) – marketing support
Danny Neumann (Phoenix) – marketing support for Super Neumann exhibition project
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – marketing support for Onloaded 4 and Take Aim exhibitions projects, Fall 2016 & Spring 2017
Túlio Pinto (Porto Alegre, Brazil) – catalog essay for solo gallery exhibit in São Paulo
Xana Sousa (Lisbon, Portugal) – marketing support
Hadaly Villasclaras (Málaga, Spain) – marketing support
Jesús (Villi) Villalba Bedoya (Málaga, Spain) – written press release text for first solo exhibition in Málaga (in-kind)

2015:
Christine Cassano (Phoenix) –support for first catalog project
Jason Adam Dinger (Mesa) – phICA in Tempe solo exhibition announcement
Kelsey Duff (Gilbert) – support for phICA’s Onloaded: Kelsey Duff solo exhibition, November, 2015
Edgar Fernandez (Tolleson) – support for phICA’s Onloaded: Edgar Fernandez solo exhibition, October, 2015
Stephen Gittins/Capture12 (Phoenix) – support for 12 Captured juried photography exhibit, March, 2015
Carolyn Lavender (Phoenix) – support for mid-career catalog project
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – marketing support for Onloaded exhibitions project, Spring, 2015 & Fall, 2015
Ben Peck (Phoenix) – support for phICA’s Onloaded: Ben Peck solo exhibition, February, 2015
Túlio Pinto (Porto Alegre, Brazil) – support for publication limited edition print documenting his exhibition with phICA, December, 2015
João Santos (Lisbon, Portugal) – Taliesin Artist Residency Program
Cory Slawson (Tempe) – phICA in Tempe solo exhibition announcement

2014:
Santiago Borja (Mexico City) – support for attending Taliesin Artist Residency Program in conjunction of Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Sean Deckert (Phoenix) – professional career support for portfolio review workshop
Jason Adam Dinger (Mesa) – support for t-shirt artist entrepreneurial project
Trevor Hedges/ Sundressed (Phoenix) – promotional support for band’s multi-city Spring, 2014 Tour
Elisabeth Heindl (Munich, Germany) – support for attending Taliesin Artist Residency Program in conjunction of Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Carol Lann (Apache Junction)– marketing support for exhibition
Chuan Leow (Chandler) – marketing support for exhibition
Michael MacNeill (Scottsdale) – marketing support for exhibition
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – marketing support for Onloaded exhibition project, Spring, 2014 and Fall, 2014.
Eduardo L. Rivera (Boston, MA) – professional career support for portfolio review workshop
Cory Slawson (Tempe) – partial funding of entrepreneurial print project with Santo Press and for solo exhibition at Eye Lounge (September, 2014)

2013:
Felipe Baenninger (São Paulo) –support for extensive, 400-day bike trip throughout Brazil to be accompanied by new video, blogs, and photos
Lucas Bostrom (Phoenix) – support for career advancement
Brent Bond (Scottsdale) – support for Accomplice: the collaborative works of Brent Bond and Santo Press exhibit at Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa.
Sam Chung (Tempe) – gift of artist’s artwork to Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, Arizona for Permanent Collection
Crista Cloutier (London, UK/Scottsdale) – launch of crowd-funding campaign for “The Working Artist” online project
Sean Deckert (Phoenix) – support for Horizons exhibition at Eye Lounge, Phoenix (January 18-February 10, 2013)
Andrea Evans and Kirk Amaral Snow (Boston, MA) – marketing support for their Temporary Land Bridge blog project
Felipe Dias Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – collateral piece to promote solo exhibit
Amelec Jaalam Diaz (Phoenix) – marketing support for solo exhibition at Eric Fischl Gallery, Phoenix College (Fall, 2014)
Jake Fischer (Tempe)– new business cards
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – seed money for young New Art from Brazil exhibition
Eduardo L. Rivera (Tempe) – marketing support for first solo exhibit at Eye Lounge
Cory Slawson (Tempe) – first business cards as a visual artist

2012:
Felipe Baenninger (São Paulo) – marketing of o bairro, a self-published book consisting of artist’s Jardim Dabril series of photographic images
Peter Bugg (Phoenix) – Willo North Gallery exhibit Public Eye marketing support
DOSE (Phoenix) – Willo North Gallery exhibit Public Eye marketing support
Chico Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – marketing expense for o espaço entre/The Space Between exhibit, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Hugo Houayek (Niterói, Brazil) – catalog project of works from 2006-11
Robert Brandan Martinez (Tempe) – marketing support for Postcards from Rio project
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – marketing support for Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied artist residency and solo exhibition (July 1 – September 22, 2012), Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; sponsorship of phICA Artist Advocacy Project launch (July, 2012); Residual Benefits exhibition (November 16-December 31, 2012); Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied at Modified Arts, Phoenix (November 16-December 31, 2012)
Eduardo L. Rivera (Phoenix) – support for attending 2012 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) national conference
Barbara Rogers (Tucson, AZ) – career retrospective catalog
Irma Sanchez (Phoenix) – early-stage marketing support for War on Women project
Claire Warden (Los Angeles, CA) – marketing support for solo Eye Lounge exhibition (February 17 – March 10, 2012)
Anthony Zeh (Phoenix) – marketing support for A Portrait of 100 Arizona Artists project

2011:
Leo Ayres (Rio de Janeiro)– essay for website
Mario Bands (Rio de Janeiro) – Complexo do Alemão/Penha project marketing
Brent Bond/Santo Press (Scottsdale, AZ) – The Vandercook 100 book publication
project
Sean Christensen (Los Angeles, CA) – distribution costs of film The Duel with actress Lili Taylor
Cleo Corcoran/Bossa Brazil (Phoenix) – event support
Janet de Berge Lange (Phoenix) – marketing materials for solo exhibition at Willo North Gallery, Phoenix
Ed and April Lillard Gomez (Long Beach, CA) – S.O.S exhibition project in Long Beach and Phoenix with Arizona and California artists
Eye Lounge Artists (Phoenix) – 12th Anniversary catalog support + forward text for catalog
Chico Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – Paraná project research and marketing
Ahkima Honyumptewa(Hotevilla, AZ) – exhibition marketing materials for 2nd ASU Map(ing) printmaking project
Carolyn Lavender (Phoenix)– mid-career documentation catalog
Robert Brandan Martinez (Tempe, AZ) – Rio de Janeiro photo project marketing
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) – marketing support for Declaring Independence exhibition (October 3-27, 2011)
Laerte Ramos (São Paulo) – inaugural exhibition project Laerte Ramos: Arma Branca with Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Eduardo L. Rivera (Phoenix) – Rio de Janeiro photo project marketing
Barbara Rogers (Tucson, AZ) – career retrospective catalog
Rodrigo Torres (Rio de Janeiro) – marketing support

2010:
Gustavo Artigas (Mexico City)– airline ticket to attend Converging Trajectories exhibition
Rui Barbosa (São Paulo) – website design and business cards
Brent Bond/Santo Press (Scottsdale, AZ)– website design
Sue Chenoweth (Phoenix)– What Goes On and What Takes Place exhibition documentation & marketing materials
Sean Christensen (Los Angeles, CA) – 2010 Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival entry fee (film subsequently won festival Grand Prize for Film in July, 2010)
Chico Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – Converging Trajectories exhibition
Luis Daniel Gutierrez (Phoenix)– Icehouse exhibition
Cynthia Hogue (Tempe, AZ) – When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina book and exhibition
Lara Plecas (Phoenix) – Natural Origin exhibition marketing
Kim Larkin & Adam Murray/Modified Arts (Phoenix)– website & branding expense; Converging Trajectories exhibition marketing
Carolyn Lavender (Phoenix)- What Goes On and What Takes Place exhibition documentation & marketing materials
Carlos Manuel Leal/www.emagazineart.com (Madrid) – website expense for international art online magazine
Michael David Little (Phoenix) –Converging Trajectories exhibition marketing\
Alfredo Manzo and Family (Scottsdale, AZ) – Francie Rink’s Esperanza Project
Monica Aissa Martinez (Phoenix)- What Goes On and What Takes Place exhibition documentation & marketing materials
Robert Brandan Martinez (Tempe, AZ) – Rio de Janeiro transformation project
Dominic Miller (Phoenix) – marketing materials for Contaminated Wells drawings exhibition
Christina Ramirez (Phoenix) – Natural Origin exhibition marketing
Rebecca Ross (Tempe, AZ) – When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina book and exhibition
Paulo Santos (Rio de Janeiro) – professional photography of first solo exhibition images for presentation to galleries, curators, and collectors
Mary Shindell (Phoenix) – What Goes On and What Takes Place exhibition documentation & marketing materials
Valber Silva (Niteroí, Brazil) – website and blog hosting

2009:
Sue Chenoweth (Phoenix) – catalog and marketing materials for Predator and Prey exhibition
Angela Ellsworth (Phoenix) – promotion and documentation of art work in Stitch Portraits book
Carolyn Lavender (Phoenix) – marketing materials for promotion and documentation of art work
Elias Lazaroni (Rio de Janeiro) – exhibition marketing materials
Alfredo Manzo (Scottsdale, AZ) – Alfredo Manzo Family campaign
Marcos Martins/Som Brazil Band (Phoenix) – demo CD for band marketing
Marcus Payzant (Austin, TX) – TDCF Work in Progress (May) marketing materials
Yolanda Hart Stevens (Komatke, AZ) – exhibition marketing materials for ASU Map(ing) printmaking project
Karolina Sussland (Phoenix) – TDCF Work in Progress (February) marketing materials
Johanna Unzueta (Brooklyn/Santiago, Chile) – Queens Museum of Art exhibition catalog
Jen Urso (Phoenix) – marketing materials for White Space project
Paula Wittner (Patagonia, AZ) – marketing materials for solo exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts (May-August)

2008:
Corie Cole (Colorado Springs, CO)– announcements for MFA (ASU) exhibition
Chico Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – 100 years project website; Artist-in-Residence project in Phoenix
Eliza Gregory (Phoenix)– announcements for ASU Anthropology solo exhibition
Julio Cesar Huaman (Cusco, Peru) – art school tuition
Elias Lazaroni (Rio de Janeiro) – exhibition marketing materials
R. Eric McMaster (Richmond, VA) – announcements for MFA (ASU) exhibition
Roberto Nunes & Marcio Botner (Rio de Janeiro) – marketing materials for student exhibition at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage

2007:
José Bechara (Rio de Janeiro) – book documenting artwork
Chico Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro) – website (100 years project) to advance career
Ed Gomez (Los Angeles, CA) – GoCA announcements for Eye Lounge exhibition
Mexicali Bienal (Ed Gomez) (Los Angeles, CA) – support for catalog
Felipe Mujica (Brooklyn/Santiago, Chile) – career advancement support
João Penoni (Rio de Janeiro) – marketing support
Chris Santa Maria (New York, NY) – announcements for solo Eye Lounge exhibition
Ken Storch (Phoenix) – special assistance
Roy Wasson Valle (Phoenix) – announcements for 515 solo exhibition

2006:
Eye Lounge artists (Phoenix) – 7th Anniversary catalog support  forward text for catalog
Heidi Hesse (New York, NY) – announcements for Eye Lounge exhibition
Melissa Martinez (Phoenix) – catalog support for Peripheral 07 exhibition at Ice House
Sean O’Donnell (Phoenix – deceased) – memorial exhibition expenses
Christy Puetz (Phoenix) – catalog support for Peripheral 07 exhibition at Ice House
Karolina Sussland (Phoenix) – catalog support for Peripheral 07 exhibition at Ice House
Filippo Tagliati (Grand Rapids, MI) – announcements for MFA (ASU) exhibition
Jen Urso (Phoenix) – catalog support for Peripheral 07 exhibition at Ice House

2005:
Andrea Evans (Boston, MA) – announcements for Eye Lounge solo exhibition
Mike Goodwin (Phoenix) – prints and t-shirts for 515 solo exhibition
Heidi Hesse (New York, NY) – South Korea residency documentation

2004:
Janet de Berge Lange (Phoenix) – announcements for Art Detour
Jeffrey Guy (Phoenix) – photo images of artwork
Heidi Hesse (New York, NY) – catalog for MoCA (Tucson, AZ) solo exhibition