Massachusetts Cultural Council Film and Video Award
I'm honored to have been awarded a 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Film and Video Fellowship finalist award. I'm grateful for the citizen activism and lobbying that make it clear to state legislators how valuable the arts are to the shared life of our commonwealth. It's taken a lot of work to get lawmakers to rebuild state arts funding to its pre-Baker levels. Activism makes a difference!
In the words of the MCC, these fellowships "...recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. These highly competitive awards provide artists crucial validation among their peers and the public. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value."
2019 Film and Video panelist jurors were Shawn Cotter, Jacob Fried, Kavita Pillay, and Erin Trahan. Maya Erdelyi and Elliot Montague served as first-round readers.