Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2015 MCC Artist Fellowship awards in Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. Nineteen artists will receive fellowships of $10,000, and 15 artists and one collaborative duo will receive $1000 finalist awards. See a full list of this year’s fellows and finalists.
The awards are anonymously judged, based solely on the artistic quality and creative ability of the work submitted. Applications were open to all eligible Massachusetts artists. A total number of 505 applications were received: 100 in Film & Video, 70 in Music Composition, and 335 in Photography.
The Film & Video panelists were Ned Hinkle, Flip Johnson, Ann Kim, and Cristina Kotz Cornejo. The Music Composition panelists were Amy Beth Kirsten, Amelia LeClair, John Mallia, and Jason Palmer. The Photography panelists were Dan Boardman, Frances Jakubek, Jason Landry, and Francine Weiss.
This is the second series of Artist Fellowships awards to be given by Mass Cultural Council in 2015. In February 2015, Mass Cultural Council announced awards in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres.
Images: Tsar Fedorsky, from the series THE LIGHT UNDER THE DOOR (2013), silver gelatin, 15×15 in; Allison Cekala, still image from FUNDIR (2014); Kate Merrill, UNTITLED (2012), 4×6 color negative film, archival inkjet print; Jake Fried, still image from BRAIN LAPSE (2014); Howard Stelzer performs live in Oakland, CA, photo by Randy Yau.