More than 700 artists submitted applications for the awards, which were reviewed by independent fellowship panels, made up of experienced and well-respected national, regional and local artists. This year’s panelists for the visual arts included Hamza Walker, associate curator for the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Shinique Smith, visual artist, Rebecca Hart, associate curator of contemporary art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Eric Fischl, painter and sculptor, and Nancy Mitchnick, painter and educator.
Since 2008, Kresge Arts in Detroit has awarded more than $2.5 million to metropolitan Detroit artists working in the literary, performing and visual arts. Information on next year’s 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowships will be available November 1, 2013.
"The Kresge Arts in Detroit program continues to nurture and celebrate Detroit's extraordinary artists," says Richard L. Rogers, President of the College for Creative Studies. "The Kresge Foundation's generosity and foresight not only help to advance the careers of very talented individuals, but they also add to the cultural richness of this region. Detroit's creative community is being featured more and more on the national stage, and the Kresge Arts in Detroit program is a big reason why."
Kresge Arts in Detroit is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies.