For Immediate Release
St. Paul, MN: The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center are pleased to announce the ten fellows for the inaugural Legacy Fellowship Program. The goal of the Legacy Fellowship Program is to increase the number of artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent to work in the area of art and cultural preservation.
The program received 29 applications and awarded ten artists whose work and vision demonstrated a commitment to their art, showed a strong understanding of their craft, exhibited promise of potential, and artists who understood the importance of developing their business and leadership skills to advance their artistic careers.
The fellows include Elijah Chhum (filmmaker), Chay Douangphouxay (poet), Joseph Hang (visual artist and architect), Jade Hoyer (book artist), Simrat Kang (visual artist and poet), Joua Lee (filmmaker and spoken word artist), Ying Lee (screenwriter), Baoduoy Peter Pheng (visual artist), Phira Rehm (visual artist and poet), and Peter Yang (writer and filmmaker).
The Legacy Fellowship Program will provide fellows with a grant of $2,000 each to develop a project to showcase work in their respective genres. Additionally, fellows will receive monthly professional development opportunities around topics, such as fundraising, marketing, and building a portfolio.
For applications or more questions, please contact May Lee-Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-757-1740.
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LEGACY FELLOWSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE
|Meeting Times, Dates, and Location||Topic|
|Saturday, July 7, 2012 @ 10-2 PMLocation: Black Bear Crossing Café(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
1630 Lexington Parkway N
St. Paul, MN 55103
|OrientationGetting to Know the Other FellowsOverview of the Program|
|Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 6-8 PM Location: Wilder Foundation(Room 2520)
451 Lexington Parkway North
St. Paul, MN 55104
|An Insider Track to GrantwritingPresented by Katie Leo, playwright, actor, teacher, and MN State Arts Board Community Liaison.|
|Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 10-4 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
|Getting Your Sh*t Together: What Every Artist NeedsLearn how to write an interesting bio. Figure out what’s important to put in an artistic resumé. Get a complimentary headshot for your publicity.|
|Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 10-4 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
|Creating a Five-Year Plan: What You Need To Get to the Next Level in Your Career|
|Saturday, October 6, 2012@ 10-4 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
As an artist, how do build audiences for your work? How do you reach out to people beyond flyers? How do you create a brand for yourself that your audiences will understand and connect with?
|Saturday, November 3, 2012 @ 10-4 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
|Making a Living as an ArtistIt’s awesome to get paid for your work. But until you can pay all your bills, what are some ways you can make as an artist?|
|Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 10-2 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)
|Celebrate Your SuccessEvaluate the Program|
NOTE: We will provide meals at all meeting times.