The narrative that we've created in America doesn't contain enough of the everyday people... who are ordinary like me but doing extraordinary things. - L'Merchie Frazier On the Mass Cultural Council's Creative Minds Out Loud podcast, L'Merchie Frazier discusses how art can be transformative to the community members she works with. "My work is centered on speaking out … [Read more...]
Recent posts about the creative process, support for individual artists, and new art in Massachusetts.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom" - Viktor Frankl Of Note: The Photographic Resource Center (based at Lesley University in Cambridge) is conducting a survey to find out what possible topics for future workshops are of highest interest to artists. Of Note: … [Read more...]
A periodic round-up of news for artists related to the COVID-19 crisis. Mass Cultural Council Pandemic-Related Funding On April 27, 2020, Mass Cultural Council announced 272 awards to individual artists and independent teaching artists/scientists/humanists as part of the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals. We received over 1,800 applications and awarded the grants by … [Read more...]
Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program. Rosanna Alfaro (Dramatic Writing Fellow '11), Patrick Gabridge (Dramatic Writing Finalist '17, '15), John Kuntz (Dramatic Writing Fellow '15), Greg Lam (Dramatic Writing Fellow '19), John Minigan (Dramatic Writing Fellow '19), Nina Louise Morrison (Dramatic Writing … [Read more...]
Alexis Ivy (Poetry Fellow '18) can't get away from poetry. It informs her work in social justice, working with homeless populations. Even when she writes in different literary forms, the focus and specificity of poetry carries over. In this audio clip, Ivy reads her poem Taking the Homeless Census. She also discusses the poem's origin as well as the way creativity, social … [Read more...]