Congratulations to the 2020 Arc Fellows

The 2020 Arc Fellows from left to right: Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert, Interdisciplinary Artist; Storme Webber, Interdisciplinary Artist; Dani Tirrell, Dancer and Choreographer; E.T. Russian, Comic and Multi-Sensory Artist; Bernadette Merikle, Visual, Sound, and Performance Artist.

We are honored to announce the recipients of the 2020 Arc Artist Fellowship!

The 2020 Fellows are:
Dani Tirrell, Dancer and Choreographer
Bernadette Merikle, Visual, Sound, and Performance Artist
E.T. Russian, Graphic Novelist and Multi-Sensory Artist
Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert, Interdisciplinary Artist
Storme Webber, Interdisciplinary Artist

The Arc Artist Fellowship provides critical—but rare—unrestricted awards of $12,000 to artists residing in King County. This year we received 35 highly competitive applications from King County artists working in dance, music, theater, media, literature, and the visual arts.

4Culture Executive Director Brian J. Carter says, “I am incredibly proud of the Arc Artist Fellowship program, including its past award recipients and this year’s Fellows. The arts provide the perfect opportunity to grapple with and engage the wide spectrum of human emotions and experiences—but this is only possible if artists, who have lived that full range of humanity, are adequately supported. 4Culture is thrilled to be partnering with artists at the center of this work.”

Each year, a new cohort of Arc Fellows are selected, with an eligibility requirement that changes annually. This year, eligible applicants are artists over 40 years of age who identify transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming.

Arc Fellows will assist in determining the Arc Eligibility Requirement for next year’s fellowship as well as participate in a public cohort presentation organized by 4Culture and in planning and community engagement for the 2021 program.

Marketing support has been identified as a top priority for today’s working artist. The Arc Artist Fellowship will provide each Fellow with a page on the 4Culture website to use for promotional purposes, featuring a description of their work, biography and images.

Congratulations to Dani, Bernadette, E.T., Anastacia-Reneé, and Storme! Stay tuned to learn more about the 2020 Arc Fellows and how you can connect with their work.