We’re 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.
Many “perfect match” collaborations have helped Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett, aka Prometheus Dance, receive six Artist Fellowships since 1994, making them the most highly awarded artists in Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships history. We were thrilled to chat with them at The Dance Complex in Cambridge.
Participate in 40 Years of Fellowships:
- Visit Mass Cultural Council’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.
Video Credits: interview taped at The Dance Complex; photographs and performance footage courtesy of Prometheus Dance; title animation by Basia Goszczynska (Film & Video Fellow ’13); intro music by Laura Andel (Music Composition Fellow ’99); “Sao Dao,” music by Laura Andel, BMI ©1997, performed by the Laura Andel Orchestra; montage and closing music by Shirish Korde (Music Composition Fellow 1979, ’01, ’07, ’11), “Svara-Yantra” Neuma ©2006, Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, Samir Chatterjee, tabla, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rubén Silva, conductor.