The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is celebrating 40 Years of Fellowships by sharing video interviews with some of the extraordinary artists who have received Artist Fellowships since the program’s inception in 1975.
We’re thrilled to share our first interview, with Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’11, ’07).
“Every single person here has a story.” Rania Matar tells women’s stories through exquisitely personal photography, and we were honored to discuss her work and career in the making of this video. Stay tuned for future videos in the 40 Years of Fellowships project.
In the meantime, here’s how you can participate:
- Visit MCC’s YouTube Channel, where we’re sharing the stories of some of the amazing artists we’ve funded over the last 40 years.
- If you’re a past Fellow or Finalist of the program, sign our Alumni Book to get back in touch and share your own story.
- Read a brief history of the Massachusetts Artist Fellowships Program.
- Contact us if you have ideas for the project.
- Join the conversation in Twitter. Using #YayArtists, we’ll be sharing artists’ work and insights, and hope to explore what happens when a community values artists.
- Keep creating!
Video Credits: all photos by Rania Matar, courtesy of Carroll and Sons Gallery; title animation by Basia Goszczynska (Film & Video Fellow ’13); music by Laura Andel (Music Composition Fellow ’99), Sao Dao, music by Laura Andel, BMI ©1997, performed by the Laura Andel Orchestra. Recorded on March 12th, 1997, Boston, MA. Full credits on the video’s YouTube page.