Twelve Fulbright College Students, Faculty and Alumni Receive Artists 360 Awards
The Mid-America Arts Alliance recently announced the recipients of it 2019 Artists 360 Awards, recognizing 20 top performing, visual and literary artists from across Northwest Arkansas – including 12 talented students, faculty and alumni from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Artists 360, made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, is a three-year pilot program that provides grant funding and professional development opportunities to individual artists in the greater Northwest Arkansas area.
Grants include learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills and build sustainable careers, with the goal of creating a network of leading regional artists. Project grantees are awarded $7,500 and student artists are awarded $1,500, and all recipients receive professional development services.
Fulbright College’s 2019 recipients spanned several areas of the fine arts and humanities, including those from the School of Art, the Department of English’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the Department of Music, and the Department of Theatre.
The full list of Fulbright College’s recipients includes:
- Samuel Binns, creative writing and translation M.F.A. poetry candidate
- Keely Brice, creative writing and translation M.F.A. alumna
- Megan Downey, creative writing and translation M.F.A. alumna
- Ashley Gardner, School of Art M.F.A. candidate
- Rachel Lynett, playwriting M.F.A. alumna
- Traci Manos, creative writing and translation M.F.A. alumna
- Peter Mason, creative writing and translation M.F.A. poetry candidate
- Zora Murff, assistant professor of photography
- Ziba Rajabi, School of Art M.F.A. candidate
- Loring Taoka, instructor for the 2D Advanced Technology Labs
- Lia Uribe, associate professor of music and bassoon (check out her recent Q&A!)
- Rodney Wilhite, creative writing and translation M.F.A. alumnus
Photos courtesy of the Artists 360 Awards, taken by Kat Wilson Photography.