Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

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Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2007

Contact: Morgan Lewis
Division of Cultural Affairs
(850) 245.6356

Individual Artist Fellowships Announced

Tallahassee, FLORIDA –  

Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning announced today the 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship recipients. The Individual Artist Fellowship Program supports the career achievements of Florida’s individual artists through monetary fellowship awards. The fellowship funds are used by the artists to support their general artistic and career advancement.

“The Department of State is delighted to be able to recognize the exceptional work of these artists through the fellowship program,” said Secretary Browning. “Individual artists are the heart of Florida’s great cultural landscape and it is vital that we recognize their outstanding artistic achievements.”

Twenty-six fellows were named through the program for a total of $125,000 awarded in the categories of Music Composition, Theatre, Choreography, Literature, Folk Arts, and Interdisciplinary. Names of the fellowship recipients can be found below or on the Division’s website, www.florida-arts.org. Visual Arts and Media Arts fellowship candidates are eligible to apply June 1, 2007 for the 2008 fellowship year. Guidelines will be available on the Division’s website approximately 8 weeks prior to the deadline of June 1, 2007.

Fellowship Recipients are also featured on the Division’s website at www.florida-arts.org. By clicking on the link: “meet the fellowship recipients,” a visitor to the site can access work samples of each recipient in addition to biographical and contact information about the artists. The 2007 fellowship recipients listed below will be included in this section of the site by April 2007.

The Individual Artist Fellowship Program is a grant program of the Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information about this program, please contact Morgan Lewis, 850.245.6356 or mblewis@dos.state.fl.us

2007 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients:

  • Dance – Fellowships in Choreography
  • Augusto Soledade – Miami-Dade County
  • Cynthia Hennessy – Hillsborough County
  • Lori Ilise George – Miami-Dade County
  • Folk Arts
  • Myriam Eli – Broward County
  • Sangeetha Sridhar – Broward County
  • Interdisciplinary Fellowships
  • Charo Oquet – Miami-Dade County
  • Charles Recher – Miami-Dade County
  • Literature Fellowships
  • Fiction
  • Sheila Ortiz-Taylor – Leon County
  • John Dufresne – Broward County
  • Ivonne Lamazares – Orange County
  • Lucinda Vickers – Leon County
  • Pat Rushin – Orange County
  • Marjorie Klein – Miami-Dade County
  • David Scott – Leon County
  • Poetry
  • Peter Schmitt – Miami-Dade County
  • Reginald Shepherd – Escambia County
  • Richard Blanco – Miami-Dade County
  • Caridad McCormick – Miami-Dade County
  • Theatre Fellowships
  • Design
  • Joseph Oshry – Manatee County
  • Musical Theatre
  • Daryl Reuben Hall – Duval County
  • James Lewis – Hillsborough County
  • Playwriting
  • Joan Kufrin – Charlotte County
  • Llwelyn Hones – Sarasota County
  • Music Fellowships
  • Jazz
  • Edward Simon – Volusia County
  • Kirk Whipple – Miami-Dade County
  • Contemporary Classical
  • Daniel Crozier – Orange County