ASC Invests $50,000 in Regional Performing and Literary Artists
Krista Terrell, communications director
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has invested $50,000 among 20 regional performing and literary artists through the Regional Artist Project Grant program.
The grants will help artists pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. Funding may be used for various projects, such as developing and or producing a CD, attending workshops or upgrading promotional materials.
The program’s disciplines alternate each year. Visual artists and filmmakers will be eligible to apply beginning in the summer of 2010.
The program is administered by ASC in partnership with arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Rowan, Rutherford and York (S.C.) counties. Funding for the grant program comes from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment, the participating arts councils and ASC’s Annual Fund Drive.
The 2009-2010 Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients are:
John Alexander, Gaston County
To record fifteen original big band jazz compositions written for the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra
John Allemeier, Cabarrus County
To support recording and production costs for a complete compact disc of original compositions
Amissville, Mecklenburg County
To create a full-length CD of original songs for promotional, merchandising and artist development purposes
E. E. Balcos, Mecklenburg County
To create a new modern dance and commission a score to premiere in September 2010
Dan Boye, Mecklenburg County
To develop and produce promotional materials and purchase equipment
Caroline Calouche, Mecklenburg County
To attend the Aerial Dance Festival
The Cloers, Mecklenburg County
To support the duplication and graphic design of an acoustic CD of ten original songs
Jamelia Davis, Mecklenburg County
To prepare and present two voice recitals in the Charlotte area and produce new headshots
Janetta Deavers, Mecklenburg County
To enhance the production of 8 original songs to complete an album of 12 songs (4 already produced) and market the album on the Internet
Al Dunkleman, Cleveland County
To create a second CD of original songs.
Janice Fuller, Rowan County
To attend a two-week residency at Ragdale, an artist colony, to work on a poetry collection.
Stella Hastie, Mecklenburg County
To attend the 8th Annual National Latino Writers Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mary E. Martin, York County
To attend the Society for Arts in Healthcare Conference at the University of Minnesota
Aris Quiroga, Mecklenburg County
To support the recording of a new CD
Scott Joplin Quartet, Mecklenburg County
To develop and market a ragtime chamber quartet
Susan Sherlock, York County
To support record project mastering fees, musicians and CD duplication
Scott Temple, Cleveland County
To engage in writing workshops at the Vermont Studio Center with Author Amy Bloom and acquire a laptop computer and printer
Alicia Williams, Mecklenburg County
To attend the National Black Storyteller Conference in Little Rock, Ark. to develop stronger learning skills for educating and entertaining and to purchase materials for self-promotion
Jeff Williams, Mecklenburg County
To record and market original instrumental compositions of a rare style called Lap Tapping for a CD/DVD
Lisa Zerkle, Mecklenburg County
To attend the Postgraduate Writers Conference at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in August of 2010