Kresge Arts In Detroit

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126 Kresge Artist Fellows, 7 Eminent Artists...and counting

ANNOUNCING THE GILDA AWARDS AND THE INAUGURAL RECIPIENTS!

Literary artist Maia Asshaq and visual artist Sacramento Knoxx have been named the first recipients of $5,000 Gilda Awards, a Kresge Foundation-funded initiative honoring the late Gilda Snowden’s legacy as a mentor and champion of young, emerging artists in metropolitan Detroit.


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Photographer: Jacob Lewkow

MAIA ASSHAQ

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Photographer: Julian “DJ HE TOOK” Jacobs

SACRAMENTO KNOXX


“Gilda Snowden was one of our inaugural Kresge Artist Fellows in 2009, a member of the Kresge Arts in Detroit advisory panel, a vital and almost ubiquitous presence in the metropolitan Detroit arts community,” says Rip Rapson, president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation. “As an artist and a supporter of artists, she is simply irreplaceable. This is one small way to extend what she believed in.”


Click here to learn more about the Gilda Awards and the inaugural recipients.

 

KRESGE ARTS IN DETROIT ANNOUNCES 18 NEW FELLOWS IN THE LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTS

Sixteen metropolitan Detroit artists and two collectives have been awarded Kresge Artist Fellowships for 2015. Each of the 18 fellowships, rewarding literary and visual artists for their creative vision and commitment to excellence, includes an unrestricted $25,000 prize and a year of intensive professional development support.


"From the traditional to the experimental, the work of the 2015 Kresge Artist Fellows exemplifies the creativity that continues to enliven our city and capture the attention of the art world," says Kresge Arts in Detroit Director Michelle Perron. "The fellows represent the depth and multiplicity of Detroit’s artistic communities."


Click here to learn about the 2015 Kresge Artist Fellows


Meet the 2009-2014 Awardees