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This year, the fellowships offer grants of $10,000 (and finalist awards of $1000) as direct support to individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence.
The current eligible categories are Crafts, Film & Video, Music Composition, Photography, Playwriting, and Sculpture/Installation. Deadline is December 5, 2008.
You may be interested to know that the program has been around, almost continuously and in one form or another, since 1974. Hundreds of artists, many of local and national prominence, have received direct support.
Recent fellows include Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’07) one of four finalists for the ICA Boston 2008 Foster Prize; Jane Gillooly (Film & Video Fellow ’07) whose documentary Today the Hawk Takes One Chick has shown at ICA, MFA, and numerous film festivals nationally and internationally; and Shirish Korde (Music Composition Fellow ’79, ’01, ’07) who has received commissions from Boston Musica Viva, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the National Polish Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Check out these and other past awardees at our Gallery@MCC.
Image: Still from a video of Ariel Kotker’s ongoing installation HIS ROOM AS HE LEFT IT.