Shelter Projects, a mini-fellowship program launched by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts in response to the pandemic, seeks to support graduate students and community-based artists and practioners. Following two rounds of proposal reviews, 34 individuals have been selected to receive funding for their creative reflections on the pandemic. Look forward to seeing their work through Flagpole over the next few months!
See the Willson Center’s official statement below.
The Willson Center, in partnership with the Graduate School, the UGA Arts Council, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Flagpole magazine, has awarded 34 micro-fellowships in its Shelter Projects program. The $500 fellowships support graduate students and community-based artists and practitioners in the creation of shareable reflections on their experience of the current pandemic through the arts and humanities.
The funded projects were selected by a committee representing the sponsoring UGA units and Flagpole from among more than 100 proposals representing more than 25 departments, schools, and colleges across the university, as well as the Athens and Georgia communities at large. Selected proposals included projects in music, film/video, theater, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, short stories, publishing, and other media.
The fellowship recipients are: Ruth Allen, Jace Bartet, Mux Blank, Lydian Brambila, Chase Brantley, Gabrielle Sinclair Compton, Ashley Crooks-Allen, Alden DiCamillo, Nathan Dixon, Sean Dunn, Will Eskridge, Sheree Henderson, Killick Hinds, Cindy Jerrell, Hannah Jones, Jesse Kennedy, Lillah Lawson, Eddy Lezama, Louisiana Lightsey, Christina Wood Martinez, Katharine Miele, McKenzie Peterson, Elinor Saragoussi, Tairan Qiu, Daja M. Rice, Terry Rowlett, Daniel Shroyer, Aaron Strand, Chris Taylor, Kim Truesdale, Hannah V. Warren, Cheryl Washburn, James Wilson and Kuo Zhang.
Projects will be completed over the coming months and featured individually in Flagpole and on the Willson Center website as schedules and resources allow. The full suite of Shelter Projects will be presented as an online exhibit during the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival in November 2020. A selection of projects will be displayed in an in-person exhibition if possible given the circumstances regarding the need for social distancing at that time.
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