Episode 15: Cindy Cheng

Hear more from Cindy on the importance of failure, aligning artistic opportunities with personal values, the process of applying for grants, teaching positions, and residencies, and giving her work the freedom to grow and change. 

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Storyblocks — Podcast sponsor, offering creative content through stock video, images, and audio

Alternative Exposure — Grant offered through Southern Exposure awarded to Beyond the Studio 

Mount Holyoke College — Where Cindy earned her BA (and took her first art course) 

Maryland Institute College of Art — Where Cindy earned her Post Baccalaureate and Masters degree (and currently teaches full-time in the Drawing department) 

Young Audiences of Maryland — Young Audiences / Arts for Learning non-profit where Cindy worked

Sarah Oppenheimer — Graduate school professor of Cindy's

David Brody — Graduate school professor of Cindy's 

Vermont Studio Center — Residency for artists and writers in Johnson, VT

Anderson Ranch Arts Center — Residency for artists (with great ceramics facilities) in Snowmass, CO 

Jonathan Latiano — Baltimore based artist and Cindy's studio-mate

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize — $25,000 fellowship awarded annually to visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region (Cindy was 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize winner) 

Baker Artist Awards — Grants of varying amounts awarded annually to artists within the Baltimore region 

Rubys Artist Project Grants — Project based funding of up to $10,000 for emerging and established Baltimore region artists to support the creation of innovative artistic projects

Creative Baltimore Fund — Provides project support to individual artists through the Mayor's Individual Artist Award in the amount of $5,000 for programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in the community 

Maryland State Arts Council Grants — Individual artist awards in the amounts of $1,000, $3,000, and $6,000 

The Trawick Prize — Annual juried competition for artists from Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia (Cindy was awarded 2nd place in 2017)

Bethesda Painting Awards — Annual juried competition for painters from Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia 

Ditch Projects — Artist-run space in Eugene, OR where Cindy exhibited in 2017

Penland School of Crafts — International center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina offering workshops, artist residencies, etc. 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts — Arts and crafts center in Tennessee, offering workshops, artist residencies, etc.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts — International non-profit studio program in Maine offering workshops, artist residencies, etc. 

See more of Cindy's work on her website www.cindycheng.works and on Instagram @cindyhkcheng