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Nevada Arts Council grants nearly $50,000 in new artist fellowships

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 01:15:28-04
The Nevada Arts Council awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to 14 Nevada artists.
 
108 applicants were submitted by artists working in the literary and performing arts. Eight artist fellowships of $5,000 were awarded, along with six honorable mention awards of $500. Stephan Caplan received a $6,995 grant in the Fellowship Project category for his new work.
 
“I am honored that that the Arts Council invests in its artists through the fellowship program," said Nevada Arts Council Executive Director Susan Boskoff. "The funding also engages artists with the public during a free activity relevant to a fellow’s discipline, such as readings, exhibitions, performances and master classes. When artists and audiences connect we build richer communities.”
 
Fellowship artists include: 
 
FY17 Performing Arts Artist Fellows
Cynthia Dufault, Las Vegas – Choreography
Todd Green, Minden - Multi-instrument/Performance
Hans Halt, Reno – Bass/Performance,
Mykola Suk, Las Vegas – Piano/Performance
 
FY17 Literary Arts Artist Fellows
Laura Wetherington, Reno – Poetry
Eric Neuenfeldt, Reno - Creative Fiction
Ann Keniston, Reno - Poetry
Brittany Bronson, Las Vegas - Creative Non-Fiction
 
FY17 Fellowship Project Grant
Stephan Caplan, Las Vegas
 
FY17 Artist Fellowship Honorable Mentions
Brett Alters, Las Vegas – Theatre/Performance
Dawn-Michelle Baude, Las Vegas - Creative Non-Fiction
Michael Croft, Reno - Creative Fiction
Jennifer Grim, Las Vegas - Flute/Performance
Dave Mulligan, Reno - Creative Non-Fiction
Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Reno – Violin/Performance