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Advocacy & Funds

Cielo Saucedo is an disabled artist from a family of migrant farm workers. They work with computer generated imagery, non-fiction writing and sculpture to disrupt notions of humanism and make space for disabled mind-bodies and ecologies. Technology mediates their artistic production with the wax and wane of their ability. From this direct response to their body, an unprivileged mutuality between ecological space and virtual experience is offered. In their work video games trace histories of oil infrastructure and birch trees are woven into sand dunes. They have shown work in New York, Chicago, London and Quito. They participated in the artist collective SIQ (Sick in Quarters) and are a founding member of W.E., an ecological action group started in Chicago. They received their BFA from School of the Art Institute, Chicago and are a MFA candidate at UCLA.
Katy Hurley is currently the Funds Coordinator at IDA. Prior to working at IDA, she worked at Jane Doe Films, an award-winning production company that
Ranell Shubert is the Nonfiction Access Initiative Funds Program Manager at the International Documentary Association, a movement aimed at narrative
Maria Santos joined the International Documentary Association as the Funds Program Officer in September 2022. She oversees all of the funding grants
Keisha Knight (she/her) is the Director of IDA Funds and Advocacy. In this capacity, Keisha oversees a portfolio of IDA's granting, artist support