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$50K each goes to 10 Indigenous artists

Recognizing the “magnificent range of disciplines and diversity of our nation's artists”


January 27, 2022

Ten of the 63 artists receiving $50,000 unrestricted cash awards from United States Artists are Native American. US Artists announced its 2022 Fellows on Wednesday. The group selected from 10 disciplines are the largest cohort since the organization’s start 16 years ago.

The award “honors their creative accomplishments and supports their ongoing artistic and professional development,” US Artists said in a prepared statement.

“We are thrilled to award fellowships to sixty-three artists – the largest cohort in USA’s history – this year,” said US Artists Board Chair Ed Henry. “Our work continues to illuminate the importance of elevating individual artists and cultural practitioners in communities across the country.These sixty three fellows are representative of the magnificent range of disciplines and diversity of our nation's artists…The breadth and depth of talent and the commitment of artists to their communities is remarkable,” he said.


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