Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we're revisiting a question we first posed to artists in 2013: How do social, environmental, and political issues events your art? Dariel Suarez, writer I grew up in a place where politics was embedded in every aspect of life. The identity of the country and everyone in it—as … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
On our podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud, choreographer and master teacher Adrienne Hawkins discusses the field of dance – how the making of, and support for, the work has changed over time, its persistent challenges, and its inherent joys. … [Read more...]
In 2014, Susan Bernhard submitted a 23-page section from her novel-in-progress Winter Loon for the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction. In May of that year, she learned she was one of the eight prose writers who had received a $10,000 grant. Now, four and a half years later, she's just published Winter Loon, which was an Amazon First Reads … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we're revisiting a question we posed to artists in 2014: How do you define success as an artist? Barbie Diewald, choreographer Success, for me, is closely tied to ease and depth. In my work, that means many hours in a studio with my collaborators. When I have the time, space, … [Read more...]
January Gill O'Neil will publish her third collection of poetry, Rewilding, with CavanKerry Press in November 2018. We asked the poet about the significance of the book's title, her influences and choices as a poet, and what's next in her intriguing journey as a literary artist. How did you come to select Rewilding as the title of your third collection? How does the … [Read more...]