The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $25,000 fellowships to three Providence musicians: Peter Bussigel will be building new instruments; Shawn Greenlee will be composing music for traditional Korean instruments, combining same with new technology; and sound designer and electronic music/multimedia performer Bevin Kelley (who often goes by Blevin Blectum) will be composing and creating new work for performing around the country. ProJo arts writer Channing Gray,
The fellowships, considered among the largest no-strings-attached awards in the country, can be used for professional development, creating new work or exploring new techniques and directions.
The fellowships were awarded through the MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund which rotates among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. Next up, writers! Your application deadline is September 4th, 2015.
In all three disciplines, the Fellowships will be awarded to emerging and mid-career Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication and consistent artistic practice, and significant artistic merit.
Bevin Kelley has been touring Canada, Poland, England, and the Netherlands and will be performing at Machines With Magnets on February 19th.