AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Fellowship grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts will provide two Auburn University alumnae and a current faculty member with the means to foster current and future art projects.
Kyes Stevens, founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, and Brooke Bullman, a writer from Huntsville, each earned a $5,000 fellowship in literature. Chuck Hemard, an associate professor of art at Auburn, received one of two $5,000 fellowships in media/photography.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, part of Auburn University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Project director Kyes Stevens said the Art Works grant will allow the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project to support Alabama artists to teach semester-long visual arts classes in multiple correctional facilities around the state.
“In order for people to improve their lives, they need access to opportunities to grow,” said Stevens. “The continued support from the NEA allows the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project to support engaged artists to teach visual arts within a population who profoundly benefit from the experience.”