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.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha

Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale

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Your gift makes a direct impact in the professional career of an artist. Contributions in any amount are significant and are legacy investments in our shared creative communities!

The Ted Decker Catalyst Fund is affiliated with Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization committed to arts advocacy and education through its programming. Check with your tax professional about tax deductibility of your contribution.

Write a check payable to Ted Decker Catalyst Fund and mail to:

Ted G. Decker
P.O. Box 44232
Phoenix, AZ 85064-4232

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

2017:
Kimberly Harris (Phoenix) – marketing supportfor art exhibition
Chris Jagmin (Phoenix) – support for phICA catalog project
Lisa MacCollum (Phoenix) – marketing support for art exhibition
Pedro Vaz (Lisbon, Portugal) – marketing support for phICA solo exhibition

2016:
Darrin Armijo-Wardle (Phoenix) –support for entrepreneurial project
Rigoberto Flores (Phoenix) – research and exhibition marketing support
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
Xana Sousa (Lisbon, Portugal) – marketing support
Lauren Strohacker (Scottsdale) – research support for jaguar border fence project
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
Sundressed (Phoenix) – marketing support for band’s promotional materials

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) – 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) – TDCFem>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