Massachusetts Cultural Council Recognizes Artists for Exceptional Work
(Boston, MA)—Kate Digby is among sixty-seven artists from across Massachusetts recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for exceptional work in the performing, visual, and literary arts. As part of the MCC’s 2004 Artist Grant Program, thirty-nine artists each will receive $5,000 to support their work, and thirty-five others have received recognition as finalists. Recipients were selected from more than 1,400 applications received in the fields of choreography, drawing/printmaking/artist books, fiction/creative nonfiction writing, painting, poetry, and traditional arts.

Like all Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards, Artist Grants are reviewed and judged by panels of experts who practice in the specific artistic disciplines. The fellowship grants and finalist awards recognize exceptional artistic quality and creative ability. The money provides artists with direct and unrestricted funding to support future endeavors.

“The people of Massachusetts can take pride in the artistry and accomplishments of these talented individuals,” says Mary Kelley, executive director of the MCC. “The work of individual artists enriches lives, nourishes communities and forms a large part of what makes Massachusetts a special place to be. We are delighted to support their artistic efforts.”

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Massachusetts. The Artist Grants program makes awards in eleven categories on a biennial cycle. Applications are accepted from any artist who lives and works in Massachusetts. The five categories awarded this year will next be awarded in 2006. Next year, awards will be given for Crafts, Film and Video, Music Composition, Photography, Playwriting/New Theater Works, and Sculpture/Installation.


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