Applications being accepted for 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowships
A dozen literary and a dozen performing artists from metropolitan Detroit will receive the $25,000 awards.
DETROIT – Detroit-area literary and performing artists may now apply for a $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, the unrestricted fellowships include professional practice opportunities provided by ArtServe Michigan.
The 2012 fellowships will provide support for 24 artists living and working in metropolitan Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) whose commitment to innovation and artistic achievement are evident in the quality of their work.
The program is open to emerging and established artists. Artists working in the following disciplines are eligible to apply:
Literary arts: Art criticism in all categories including literary, performing and visual; creative non-fiction, fiction; playwriting; poetry; and interdisciplinary work within these arts disciplines.
Performing arts: Choreography, dance, music (composers and performers in all genres – blues, classical, country, electronic, folk, gospel, hip-hop, jazz, rap, rock, etc.), performance art, spoken word, sound art and interdisciplinary work within the above arts disciplines.
The Kresge Arts in Detroit staff will hold a series of information sessions for interested artists:
Tuesday, Nov. 15. 6-8 p.m., College for Creative Studies, 201 E Kirby St., Detroit
Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., College for Creative Studies, 201 E Kirby St.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m., Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit
To attend, please RSVP.
The fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence in a wide range of disciplines, and include artists who have been classically and academically trained, self-taught artists and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural and traditional heritage.
The fellows are selected through an open, competitive process as judged by independent panels of local and national artists and arts professionals.