Awards! Creative Capital, USA Fellows, Wind Fellows, Plus Janyce Denise Glasper is on Healing Verse Poetry Line, and Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Arts, March 30

It must be awards season. Three big announcements came our way this week. Congratulations to all the artists who’ve received these very deserving awards. And all the rest of you, keep on trying. Your turn will come. And mark your calendar for the Mayoral Candidates Forum on Arts and Culture, March 30 at Taller Puertorriqueño.


Syd Carpenter and Rasheedah Phillips awarded USA Fellowships
I am writing to share that United States Artists—a Chicago-based arts funding organization that has awarded more than $38 million to artists across the country since 2006—is preparing to announce its 2023 USA Fellows. Among the forty-five recipients are Philadelphia-based artists: Syd Carpenter and Rasheedah Phillips. Each honoree will receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash award.

On the left, an African American woman with very short hair stands in what looks like an industrial space, in front of a towering bank of electronics, with many plugs and colored lights of red, blue and green; she is wearing a black mock-turtleneck top and is looking at you seriously and looks like she might be in charge of the equipment or is perhaps going to tell you about it. On the right, an African American woman with short hair, big gold and silver earrings, glasses and wearing a light green top, smiles and with eyes slightly turned, looks like she would welcome a conversation with you.
Left: Rasheedah Phillips, artist, activist, Afrofuturist and new USA Fellow. Photo courtesy of US Artists.
Right: Syd Carpenter, artist, educator and new USA Fellow. Photo courtesy of US Artists.

Listen to the Artblog interview with Syd Carpenter

Read Andrea Kirsh’s review of Syd Carpenter’s solo show at Rowan University

Metal sculpture hanging on an orange wall, shaped like a wooden fence, upon which are collaged metal objects like empty bottles, laundry pins, and wrinkled clothing.
Syd Carpenter, “Ramshackle Fence,” Earthenware, graphite, acrylic, Installation Image 2022, Courtesy of Rowan University Art Gallery. Photo Credit: Constance Mensh



Creative Capital announces the 2023 Creative Capital Awards
Creative Capital is pleased to announce the 2023 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards, which will fund the creation of experimental, risk-taking projects that push boundaries formally and thematically, venturing into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts, and future universes real or imagined.

More about the projects here

Creative Capital awarded 50 groundbreaking projects—comprising 66 individual artists—focused on Technology, Performing Arts, and Literature, as well as Multidisciplinary and Socially Engaged forms. Awardees will receive varying amounts up to $50,000 in direct funding to help finance their projects and build thriving artistic careers. The award provides a range of grant services from industry connections and financial planning to peer mentorship and community-building opportunities. Grant funding is unrestricted and may be used for any purpose to advance the project, including, but not limited to, studio space, housing, groceries, staffing, childcare, equipment, computers, and travel. The combined value of the 2023 Creative Capital Awards totals more than $2.5 million in artist support.

Inliquid announces The 2022-23 Wind Fellows

From January 27 through March 4, 2023 the InLiquid Gallery is pleased to present the second annual Wind Fellowship Exhibition. Selected by InLiquid’s Artist Advisory Committee from a pool of talented applicants, the 2023 Wind Fellow recipients are comprised of ten noteworthy emerging artists from the Philadelphia area:

Dara Haskins | Carolina Marin Hernandez | Lisa Jungmin Lee | Kimberly Neff | Magdalena Rieders | Athena Scott | Stephanie Van Riet | Samara Weaver | Shahvteeaylah Williams | Meg Wolensky

More information here

RELATED EVENT: Meet the Fellows: Online Artist Talk
Pecha Kucha style | February 2, | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Please join us virtually on Thursday February 2nd from 6-7:30 PM for a special Pecha Kucha style presentation from this year’s InLiquid Wind Fellows. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format where presenters have 20 slides that they talk about for 20 seconds each – which limits their total time to 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

RSVP here 

Janyce Denise Glasper Reads her poem, HAIR
Healing Verse Poetry Line. 1-855-POEMRX2
Hear Janyce read her poem this week, Jan 23-29, 2023

Janyce Denise Glasper is an Artblog contributor based in Ohio and a recipient of the 2022 Warhol Writers Prize.

Read Janyce’s Artblog articles here. 

A poster image divides in two with, on the left, an image of an African American woman, wearing dark-rimmed glasses and clothing and a hat of various shades of green, looking directly at the camera and smiling, and on the right, text of White on deep forest green that names the artist, Janyce Denise Glasper, and gives her bio.
Janyce Denise Glasper, artist, writer, featured this week on Healing Verse Poetry Line.


PHL Arts Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture Policy
March 30, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with performances and interactive activities at 5:30 PM
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th St., Philadelphia 19133

The PHL Arts Mayoral Forum is a part of Every Voice, Every Vote, a collaborative project managed by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Lead support is provided by the William Penn Foundation with additional funding from The Lenfest Institute, Peter and Judy Leone, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Harriet and Larry Weiss, and the Wyncote Foundation, among others.

To learn more about the project and view a full list of supporters, visit their site here.

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