Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2013 Artist Fellowship awards in Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. Nineteen artists will receive fellowships of $7500, and 17 artists and one collaborative duo will receive $500 finalist awards. This brings the total number of awards given by the Artist Fellowships Program in 2013 to 68 (in January, Mass Cultural Council announced 31 awards in the categories of Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation). See a complete 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 579 applications were received by the January 28, 2013 deadline; 117 in Film & Video, 90 in Music Composition, and 372 in Photography.
The Film & Video panelists were David Pendleton, Tracy Heather Strain, and Nicky Tavares; the readers were Irene Lusztig and Daniel Sousa. The Music Composition panelists were Kati Agócs, Laura Andel, Richard Cornell, and David Fiuczynski. The Photography panelists were Stephen DiRado, Anne Havinga, Jessica May, Suzanne Opton, and Ariel Shanberg.
Images: Holly Lynton (Photography Fellow ’13), FAIREST, CUMMINGTON FAIR, MA (2010), photographic c-print, 30×40 in; Rachel Loischild (Photography Fellow ’13), FALLEN, BELCHERTOWN MA (2011), 20×30 in; still from DEN (2012) by Amanda Bonaiuto (Film & Video Finalist ’13); still from THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (2011) by Luis Arnias (Film & Video Fellow ’13); cover art for THE GRIEF THAT DOES NOT SPEAK (Centaur Records, 2012) by Tamar Diesendruck (Music Composition Fellow ’13); Greer Muldowney (Photography Fellow ’13), CHEUNG SHA WAN (2011), 20×16 in.