San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) has named collaborators Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman as the recipients of its second annual artist residency award. Awarded in collaboration with Bay Area-based online magazine Art Practical, the prize includes $10,000, a three-month residency, a profile in the magazine, and support for the development of a public program. For their residency, the pair plans to expand their storytelling platform and animated film “Living Condition,” which deals with the experiences of families of death row prisoners.
“YBCA’s Artist in Residence program is one of the ways YBCA honors and supports the abundance of extraordinary artists who call the Bay Area home,” Deborah Cullinan, YBCA’s executive director, said in a press release. “As it becomes increasingly challenging for artists to live and work in our community, these programs become more and more important. We had a record number of applicants this year and are proud to be showcasing the extraordinary work of Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, whose work, ‘Living Condition,’ takes a truly innovative approach to storytelling while pursuing very serious social issues.”
— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)