Fifteen artists from Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties receive funds to further their development as professional artists
Greensboro, N.C., January 14, 2016 — ArtsGreensboro announced today the recipients of its 2016 Regional Artist Grants.
The Regional Artist Grant program is designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers. Funding allows the recipients to pursue projects that will further their professional artistic development. ArtsGreensboro coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.
This year ArtsGreensboro received 41 applications—a record for this program—with requests for more than $78,000 in funding.
After an in-depth review and selection process, 15 artists received a total of $18,000 in funding for projects that will take place throughout 2016.
“ArtsGreensboro is privileged to coordinate the Regional Artist Grant program for five counties,” said Tom Philion, ArtsGreensboro President and CEO. “Funding from these grants gives artists the opportunity to focus on their own professional development—something that is often too expensive for artists to undertake on their own.”
The grant recipients and their projects include:
· Emily Brenner, Guilford County: Somatics in Practice: The Fully Embodied Dancer
· Kathryn Gauldin, Rockingham County: Multiple-Harness Computer-Interface Loom
· Stephanie D. Gray, Guilford County: “Black and Blue Boys/Broken Men”
· Lynette James, Guilford County: T.J. Weyler Author Platform
· Daniel Johnston, Randolph County: “821-835” Installation
· Suellen McCrary, Guilford County: Contemporary Life Studies
· Ron Rozzelle, Alamance County: “Elements: Fire”
· Joseph Sand, Randolph County: Kiln Shelves for New Sculpture Line
· Julia Ridley Smith, Guilford County: Writing Residency
· Kelly L. Taylor, Guilford County: New Studio Equipment and Supplies
· Barbara Campbell Thomas, Guilford County: “The Climax Home Project”
· Ed Walker, Randolph County: Sculpture Workshop
· Alexandra Joye Warren, Guilford County: “Uplift Girls”
· Lynn C. Willis, Randolph County: “Hush Now: An Ava Logan Mystery”
· Stephanie J. Woods, Guilford County: “When You Look at Me”
For more information about ArtsGreensboro’s Regional Artist Grant program and other grant programs, please contact Development Manager Chip Berry at 333-373-7523, x243, or visit artsgreensboro.org. The deadline for the next round of Regional Artist Grants will be November 2016.
With an annual budget of approximately $4 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its ArtsFund-supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, I HEART ARTS Month, and other opportunities including the National Folk Festival, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org"
- A Press Release