The Jerome Foundation announced the first recipients of the new Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. 60 Fellowships are being awarded (10 each in the disciplines of dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater/performance/spoken word, and visual arts) to early-career artists based in Minnesota and New York City.
The Fellowship comes with a stipend of $40,000 over two years ($20,000 per year) in direct support to advance artistic or professional development and/or to create new work. An additional $10,000 per artist will be made available to select nonprofit organizations with which the Fellows are working during the grant period, bring the Foundation’s total investment to $3.2 million over two years.
The 2019-2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows in Music are:
- Caroline Davis (New York)
- Rafael Gonzalez (Minnesota)
- deVon Gray (Minnesota)
- Jessica Jones (New York)
- Tony Jones (New York)
- Migiwa Miyajima (New York)
- Alicia Hall Moran (New York)
- Walken Schweigert (Minnesota)
- Dameun Strange (Minnesota)
- Mazz Swift (New York)
“A survey of more than 1,600 artists in 2016 emphasized the need for artists to have significant, flexible, multi-year support that could help them address both artistic and professional needs. This program responds directly to those most urgent needs as identified by early career artists themselves,” said Jerome Foundation President Ben Cameron.
Applications for the 2021–2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships will open in early 2020.