sept 15, 2022
Deadline to apply.
sept 30, 2022
When fellows will be notified of their acceptance.
Oct 15, 2022
Program begins and runs through March 31, 2023.
Elaine Grogan Luttrull is the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company that builds financial literacy in creative individuals and organizations through education and coaching. Her work focuses on empowerment above all else, connecting financial decisions with creative goals. She serves just over 1,000 people per year through workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions. Hosts of Elaine’s workshops and master classes have included the Kennedy Center’s DeVos Institute of Arts Management (now based at the University of Maryland), the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Foundation Center, the Arts & Business Council of New York, Americans for the Arts, the Ohio Art League, the Ohio Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Council, the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Rhode Island School of Design, among many others.
Naomi Lilly is the founder and CEO of NAL Media, a company dedicated to improving representation and opportunities for marginalized groups within the media industry. Located in New York, Naomi has had experience at Viacom, Live Nation Entertainment, Radio One, LinkedIn, Forbes Tate Partners, and Depop. Naomi is currently enrolled in a dual degree MBA/MA program in Communications at Johns Hopkins University and was a participant in the Class of '22 Techstars Music program. Lilly hopes to use these experiences to create an inclusive and engaging environment within entertainment.
Sheetal Prajapati is an educator, artist and advisor. Currently she works as an arts advisor through her agency Lohar Projects, focusing on public engagement, artist projects, organizational planning and professional development. She serves on faculty at the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Fine Arts program and is the Board Chair of Art and Feminism. Previously, Sheetal spent fifteen years developing public programming, outreach, and artist-centered initiatives at organizations including Pioneer Works (Brooklyn), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Sheetal speaks about art and practice, public engagement, and pedagogy across the country in cultural spaces including Residency Unlimited, The Museum of Modern Art, The High Line, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Creative Time, and University of North Carolina Greensboro amongst others. As an artist, she has held residencies at Wassaic Project (New York), Pocoapoco (Mexico), Strange Foundation (New York), Elsewhere Museum (North Carolina) and Arquetopia Foundation (Mexico).
As a field advisor, Sheetal has served on review and selection panels for artist grants, residencies and fellowships at organizations like The Laundromat Project, Apex Art, The Joyce Foundation, Pew Center for the Arts and Heritage, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts amongst others. Through her agency Lohar Projects, she has worked with clients including Times Square Arts, Grounds for Sculpture, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Eyebeam Center for Technology. Part of her agency's work also includes developing and leading professional development seminars for artists at places like Creative Capital, KODA, and The Joan Mitchell Center. Sheetal received an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University in History and Gender Studies. For more, visit sheetalprajapati.com.
Brandee Caoba is an artist, curator, and visual activist. Her curatorial practice introduces narratives that prompt dialogue on social change, raise political consciousness, and propose alternate ways of seeing and thinking. Her studio practice explores primal being, the collective unconscious, absence, shadow and the transformative power of masks and mythologies. As curator at SITE Santa Fe she has organized an extensive run of exhibitions over the past eight years, working with national and internationalto address issues of climate disruption, global displacement, privatized prison systems, and feminism.
Paddy Johnson is the founder of VVrkshop, an online platform that helps artists get the shows, residencies and grants of their dreams. She is the editor of the forthcoming book Impractical Spaces, the founding editor of the contemporary art blog Art F City (2005-2018), and co-founder of the Queens public art program PARADE (2018-2019). As the first recipient of the Arts Writers Grant for blogging in 2008, and a two-time nominee for Best Critic at the Rob Pruitt Awards in 2009 and 2010, Johnson is a recognized writer and online talent. She won the Village Voice Web Award for best Art Blog in 2010 and in 2011. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile. Johnson has contributed to The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, CNN, VICE, Gizmodo, Observer, Frieze Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Art Newspaper, and Hyperallergic. She was a columnist for Artnet, The L Magazine, and Art in America. Lecturing across the country, Johnson’s talks take place at venues such as Yale, The Chicago Art Institute, Rutgers, Columbia University, The Museum of Fort Worth, the De La Cruz Foundation and the SXSW conference. She teaches new media art and writing at Parsons and NJCU. She lives in New York with her partner.
Estrella Esquilín is a multi-disciplinary artist, arts administrator, and cultural strategist with experience working at large and small universities, local government and nonprofit organizations. Esquilín’s applied creative practices have been intuitively rooted in spatial justice with a curiosity for how people interact with, relate to, and impact each other in built and natural environments. As a cultural strategist, she embraces a guiding question, “how could it feel to be welcomed into a space designed for you?” She embeds her values of social justice, racial equity, and inclusion into her studio practice, administrative processes, program design, and creative professional development to narrow gaps of inequity within arts and culture. Esquilín holds a Master of Fine Art degree in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from Kansas City Art Institute.
Frank Rose is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists and orchestrating events and experiences that cultivate community, beauty, and wonder. He founded Gallery 1724, a community art space in Houston in 2005. Frank holds a degree in Digital Media and has exhibited in several exhibitions in the US, China, and South Korea. He served as Press Coordinator for Foto Fest, the largest photography festival in the US and was the Publisher of Arts Houston Magazine before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. Frank co-founded form & concept in 2016 and opened Hecho a Mano in 2019. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.