Sauceda Art Grant 2024 RFP

Sauceda Art Grant 2024 RFP



The Bea & Dag Sauceda Memorial Grant in the Art of the Family – 2024

For 2024 this grant will be open to artists residing in Poland.

In memory of my cousins Beatrice (1928-2019) & Dagoberto (1925-2000) Sauceda of Kansas City, I am offering a $4,000 grant for an artist to produce an artwork that in some way explores The Art of The Family. Submissions are welcome in all arts media, including but not limited to:

  • 2D, 3D, Installation, Performance & Participatory Visual Art
  • Choreographic, Musical & Theatrical works
  • Photography, Film, Video, Audio
  • Poetry, Prose, Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Documentary projects & Counterfactual histories in any media

Your Proposal

For your project proposal use any format that suits you:

  • Words
  • Images
  • Video
  • Sketchbook pages
  • and other proposal formats

Your project proposal should include:

  1. A clear sense of the work you plan to accomplish. Projects that “explore” without a priori knowledge of where the investigation will lead are also welcome. A sense of what form such an investigation might ultimately take would be helpful.
  2. Some idea of project needs: art supplies, cast members, etc
  3. Some idea of project budget (you can include paying yourself, travel, research, etc)
  4. A proposed timetable for your project. An initial exhibition/performance/publishing before the end of 2023 would be ideal.
  5. How your project considers the idea of Family
  6. Why you care about this project
  7. A link to your website or other place to see your portfolio

To Submit

  • Video materials – upload to YouTube or Vimeo and email a link
  • Text or Image materials – include in the body of your email
  • Send to:
  • Please add to your approved email address list

Sauceda Memorial Grant – 2024 Timetable

  • Proposals should be received no later than 31 December 2023
  • Jurying will proceed immediately


  • If your project creates physical objects, you own them
  • The copyright to whatever you create is yours
  • You grant Sauceda Art non-exclusive use of photography and other documentation of your project to present on our website, social media, and elsewhere
  • For posters, websites, and other media about your project, please include a small Sauceda Art Logo:
  • As you work through your project please make 4 blog posts on the Sauceda Art website. Your final post can document the completed work, and we are equally interested in process posts showing sketches, rehearsals, drafts, outlines, and your production process.
Cecilia “Sheila” Perez de Zucman (1925-2019) with her father-in-law Sam Zucman (Zucmanski) (about 1888-1960) at his Cigar Stand in Downtown Los Angeles, circa 1950.

Sam Zucman (Zucmanski) and Sarah Duke (Surah Dukelski) were both born in Russia and each emigrated to the United States in the early years of the 20th century. They met in Philadelphia and were married there in 1927. I presume neither ever lived in Poland. Based on their pre-Ellis Island names, I believe they were Polish Jews. When my mother would ask them about their life in Russia they refused to give her any details. They would only say,

That was the past. We’re Americans now.

You don’t have to know a lot of history to have some idea of how horrific Early 20th Century Russia was for Jews.

Sam and Sara’s marriage certificate, 7 June 1927, Philadelphia.
Sarah’s Certificate of United States Citizenship, 3 November 1937.

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