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Community Through Dance: An Interview with Laurel Jenkins

Community Through Dance: An Interview with Laurel Jenkins

Posted: August 13, 2021

How do we build community and connections through a digitally-enhanced world, especially one compounded by greater distances due to Covid-19? Beacon Fire, a collaborative dance performance with choreographic direction by Laurel Jenkins and musical composition by Matthew Evan Taylor, attempts to make sense of this question. Laurel and Matthew… Read More
Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Artist Dana Walrath

Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Artist Dana Walrath

Posted: July 2, 2021

A piece of music, a story, or an image can be medicine. It doesn’t take a PhD to know this, but artist Dana Walrath’s long career as a medical anthropologist gives her a powerful language to describe how art can heal. She is quick to connect individual lives and actions… Read More
Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Posted: March 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the work of the caregiver into the spotlight like never before. Nurses, doctors, hospice workers, and death doulas have become the most essential workers in the world, and the toll of their work among the gravest. This contradiction at the heart of care—that the wellbeing… Read More
An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

Posted: January 28, 2021

William Alexander’s books take middle-grade readers to extraordinary worlds—goblin kingdoms, intergalactic spaceships, and, in his next book, floating castles off the Cuban coast. Tentatively titled The Ingenious Towers, the fantasy novel-in-progress has earned Alexander an FY2021 Creation Grant. The story follows three Cuban-American siblings as they pursue a… Read More
An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

Posted: October 19, 2020

Frances Cannon is living proof you don’t need a New York agent to make a life in books. I first crossed paths with Frances in 2014, when I published a poem of hers in the first issue of Mount Island, my independent literary magazine. Her first poetry collection,… Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Posted: January 22, 2020

Are you thinking about applying for an FY2021 Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between February 24 and March 10. Designed for both new and experienced grant writers, these free workshops focus on Council grant programs opening for application in February: Artist Development and Creation Grants for artists; Arts Impact and Arts Partnership Grants for organizations, municipalities, and schools. Participants will gain an understanding of program guidelines, learn how to construct a competitive application, and have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Council staff—Meredith Bell, Amy Cunningham, and Dominique Gustin. Read More