2012 Beyond The Pure Fellowships
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 7:00PM
Audiences joined us to hear brand new work from our 2013 Beyond the Pure fellows, supporting these new voices as they celebrate and share new work created over the course of their fellowship year.
Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers (formerly the SASE Jerome Grants for Emerging Writers), is a fellowship program that awards grants of up to $4,000 to four to six emerging Minnesota writers each year. This program defines an emerging writer as a writer whose work demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment and commitment, but who has not yet received widespread recognition from peers and/or industry as an established professional artist.
In addition to their grant award, recipients also participate in a 12-month fellowship program that provides community, mentorship, guidance, workshops, and resources throughout the program year. This fellowship program includes approximately 15-hours of required program activities, including a program orientation, four mentorship meetings, a program photoshoot, a final meeting, and a public literary reading. Fellows must commit to participating in all aspects of this program in order to receive their grant award.
Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for emerging writers whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the literary arts, including (but not limited to): writers of color, GLBT writers, women, new immigrants, native and Indigenous writers, low-income writers, and writers exploring non-traditional pathways to success. By providing financial assistance, professional development, and recognition to a culturally, ethnically, socially and socio-economically diverse group of writers, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's literary community and provides a platform for many new voices to be heard as they achieve their next level of artistic success.
These activities are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.