In our March list of news from past MCC Fellows/Finalists, we come in like a (drawn) line, out like an iamb.* Congratulations to Caitlin Berrigan and Kelly Carmody, both recently selected for the Assets for Artists Program. Linda Bond, Jan Johnson, Masako Kamiya, and Lydia Kann Nettler are among the artists in the 2013 Wheaton Biennial Show, Drawing Out of Bounds … [Read more...]
Fellows Notes – Jan 12
New year, new notes from past Artist Fellows/Finalists. (Speaking of, apply now in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, or Poetry.) Go see the 2012 deCordova Biennial ASAP (1/23-4/22). Why? Work by Matthew Gamber (Photography Finalist '11), Eric Gottesman (Photography Fellow '09), and 21 other terrific New England artists/collectives, is why. The work and life … [Read more...]
Choreographers, Writers, and Poets: Apply Now for an Artist Fellowship
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is pleased to announce that we are now accepting 2012 Artist Fellowships applications in the categories of Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. The deadline for Artist Fellowships applications in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry is January 30, 2012. Read the program guidelines and apply … [Read more...]
How Do You Balance Art with Other Aspects of Your Life?
An artist's creative practice shares time and energy with family, financial, and other necessities of life. In our conversations with working artists, we've asked: How do you balance the unconventional challenges of an artist's work with other aspects of your life? Huckleberry Delsignore, crochet artist My daughters are ages 3, 5 and 7. Balancing life as a single mother is … [Read more...]
What Do You Try to Instill in Emerging Artists?
On the blog, we've had the chance to exchange ideas with dozens of Massachusetts artists, exploring their work and the way they make it. A number of these artists, along with creating their own work, also teach. What do they try to instill in emerging artists? Here, we share some of their insights into the creative life. Melinda Lopez, playwright Break your characters. … [Read more...]