Nine Arkansas artists have been chosen for the Arkansas Arts Council’s annual Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. The artists have been chosen for three categories: sculpture and installation art, dance choreography and writing of novels.
The winners of this year’s fellowships include Holly Laws, Linda Nguyen Lopez and Greely Myatt for sculpture and installation art; Matthew Boyce, Robin Neveu Brown and Paiyin Lin-Mros for dance choreography; and Tyrone Jaeger, Monica Clark-Robinson and John Vanderslice for writing of novels.
“Each year, we honor up to nine talented and outstanding Arkansas artists in three different categories,” Patrick Ralston, director of the Arkansas Arts Council, said in a statement. “These grants help artists pursue their independent projects and endeavors and help perpetuate and build access to the arts statewide.”
Fellowship recipients are awarded $4,000 direct, unconditional grants. The fellowships are designed to recognize “artistic creative excellence of the recipient’s work and enable the selected artists to devote more time and energy to creating their art and mastering their craft,” according to the Arkansas Arts Council website.
The 2019 fellowship recipients will be honored during an awards presentation on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, from 4-6:30 p.m.
The fellowship categories for the following year have already been announced. The categories are Literary Arts: Screenwriting, Performing Arts: Theatre Director, and Visual Arts: Painting (except works on paper). Applications for this round of fellowships will be made available in December 2019.
Image courtesy of Arkansas Arts Council