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In partnership with the International Society for the Performing Arts and the National Association of Black Storytellers, South Arts is supporting six new fellows.
The 2022 International Society for the Performing Arts Fellows
The International Society for the Performing Arts fellowships provide performing arts professionals the opportunity to expand their international networks and work. For the next three years, each ISPA Fellow will receive an ISPA membership, be able to attend the ISPA conference, receive professional development and networking opportunities, and more.
The three International Society for the Performing Arts Fellows are:
- Thamara Bejarano (Winter Park, Florida), Executive Director of Open Source.
- Brandall C. Jones (Atlanta, Georgia), Connectivity Director for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Partner of MJR Partners, Arts Management Services.
- Daniel Jones (Nashville, Tennessee), Manager of Artistic Programming at OZ Arts Nashville.
The 2022 National Association of Black Storytellers: Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowships
For forty years, the National Association of Black Storytellers has been rooted in providing opportunities to African American storytellers to share the stories of their heritage. Each Fellow will receive a cash award of $4,000 to support their practice as a Black Appalachian storyteller and culture bearer with opportunities to examine, research, develop and perform and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition. Additionally, the fellows will receive $1,000 for travel to the 40th annual national “In the Tradition…” Black Storytelling Festival and Conference and a one-year membership in the organization.
The three National Association of Black Storytellers: Black Appalachian Storyteller Fellows are:
- Raymond Christian (Boone, North Carolina), Performer, Podcast Producer, Teaching Artist, Mentor.
- James “Sparky” Rucker (Maryville, Tennessee), Performer, Recording Artist, Teaching Artist, Civil Rights Activist.
- Dr. Alicestyne Turley, PhD (Clay City, Kentucky), Author, Professor, Advocate, Mentor.