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Emerging Artist Fellowship

Professional development training for emerging artists of color. 

So you want to make a career in the arts? You're talented, but do you know how to file taxes, get gigs, build websites, or how to copyright original content you've created?

 

If you're searching for a creative community, passionate about creating any type of art, unsure how to navigate the industry and need a dedicated and supportive team to help you discover and develop your identity as an artist, then you've come to the right place.

 

There's a lot an artist needs to know in order to thrive. But don't worry, we've got you covered!

Once you have completed the Emerging Artist-Fellowship track of the Dunamis Life Cycle you will...

APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE FOR THE 2023 COHORT OF THE EMERGING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP!

Have the skill-sets to be able to confidently and intelligently navigate within the arts community.

Have deep clarity concerning your unique artistic voice and produced your own work.

Have developed strong professional and personal bonds with other creatives in the city.

Use your positions to increase access for other P.O.C artists to succeed.

JOIN THE 2023 COHORT!

Dunamis is excited to launch this program in the Winter/Spring of 2023. Our EAF program provides professional development training for emerging artists of color. 

Over the course of a year, you will have access to workshops, masterclasses, social events and one-on-one coaching to help develop your artistic lens and kickstart your career as a creative entrepreneur. The list of benefits includes:

  • 4-Months of Sessions, Weekend Intensive each month from February-May

  • 8 Hours of Individual Consultation

  • Special Guest Speakers

  • Artist Headshots

  • Support in Developing a Creative Capstone Project

  • Access to Cultural Equity Incubator (Free Rehearsal/Work Space)

  • $600 Stipend 

  • $300 Project Implementation Funds

FOR MORE INFORMATION: EMAIL JGARCIA@DUNAMISBOSTON.ORG

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

" I learned how to better represent myself as an artist. I am able to speak on my artistry through my artist's statement and advocate for my abilities via my artist's resume. I have a better grasp on my finances, and a system in place to better my mental health."

— Cohort Member, '18

2022 Emerging Artist Fellows

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Born and raised in Boston to Panamanian immigrant artists, Judsine is about to become a first-generation college graduate. She is not only passionate but deeply motivated by art, social justice, and change. She is currently at UMass Amherst and in the process of completing her non-profit arts management and social justice degree. When she isn’t attempting to find freedom from capitalism in her artistic expression such as painting, she is studying psychology and astrology. Judsine is always looking forward to learning but is even more excited about branding herself to the world with her creativity.

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ANGELE MARAJ is a Trinidadian-American theatre artist and music maker. Since moving to Boston from Florida in 2015, she has performed in many theatre productions and projects with companies such as The Footlight Club, The Theatre Offensive and Company One. She has also had the opportunity to perform in a few new musicals and plays -- most recently, she was featured on the EP for Songs from Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical by J. Sylvan. Those experiences inspired her to begin more deeply exploring her own potential as a creator of new works, and in early 2021 she developed the initial concept for Once Upon A Carnival, an original musical set in Trinidad that uses the mythology and music of the island to explore themes of grief, identity and found family. She is continuing work on the musical as composer and lyricist for the show along with collaborator, book writer and longtime friend Brianna Pierre, and looks forward to further developing the project and herself as an artist-creator during the Dunamis Emerging Artist Fellowship. Outside of her theatrical pursuits, Angele is a certified career coach and works with the higher education nonprofit Duet.

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Cassie Wang is a multidisciplinary artist from Kansas City and LA. She graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from Pomona College and minors in Dance and Digital Media. She has trained with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, BODYTRAFFIC, Gaga, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and had the opportunity to perform works by Derion Loman, Ohad Naharin, Shahar Binyamini, and John Pennington. She was a company member with Tristian Griffin Dance Company in Kansas City before moving to Boston. Currently, Cassie is dancing with VLA DANCE and an Apprentice with KAIROS Dance Theater. She is excited to grow with Dunamis and expand her creative community in Boston. Working to combine her backgrounds in dance, digital art, animation, sculpture, and tech, Cassie is intrigued by the creative possibilities that lie at the intersection of art and technology.

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A storyteller by nature, Durane writes poetry to unpack his own journey for others. A world through his lens looks like many things: seasons changing, nature and its relationship to human life, personification, black self discovery and healing to name a few. Working on his first collection of poems West’s favorite part of the writing process is the first draft. “The way I bleed onto the paper feels different. I want to share it with the world.”

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Jane is a classical pianist born and raised in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, P. R. China. After earning a B.A. in International Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University, she moved to the U. S. to pursue her dream of classical music. Studying on full scholarship, Jane earned two M.M. degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano at Kansas State University and the UMass Amherst, respectively. She now performs as a freelance musician in Boston while working as a piano teacher at her home studio A St. Piano. Her recent concert appearances for Greater Boston audiences include the Boston Public Library, Faneuil Hall, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Longwood Cricket Club, 2Life Communities Brighton Campus, Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, Carriage House Violins Masterclass Series, and Groupmuse salons. She is the founder and principal pianist of Trio Coro, a classical chamber music ensemble, dedicated to program standards as well as newly arranged classics. Trio Coro's debut concert ÉLÉGIE RUSSE is hosted at the Boston landmark Faneuil Hall, and sponsored by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, featuring guest violinist Young-Shin Choi and cellist Hyun-Ji Kwon.

Life Cycle Next Steps: Consultations, Y.A.M.S