Artists in the Archive: Twenty-Five Years of Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowships
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All Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowships awarded from 1995 to 2020 are listed below. "Residence" denotes the fellow's places of residence at the time when the fellowship fellowship was given.

The following abbreviations for the fellowship funders are used:

  • Baron = Robert and Charlotte Baron
  • Hearst = William Randolph Hearst Foundation
  • Last = Jay and Deborah Last
  • Sigety = Sigety Family Foundation
  • Wallace = Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund

Sort this list chronologically

Name Image Present Rank Residence Fellowship Year Project
Marilyn Arsem Marilyn Arsem performance artist Boston, MA Wallace 1997 Spirit Messages: A performance based on 19th century Spiritualism, as well as late 19th century daily life in New England
James Arthur Image of James Arthur. Photo Credit: Nathan Fiske poet Baltimore, MD Last 2018 On a Portrait Bust in Worcester, Massachusetts: A poem inspired by an anonymous marble portrait bust acquired on behalf on the Antiquarian Society in 1881
Arielle Ballard poet Brockton, MA Hearst 2017 Research on interactions between black and indigenous people for a full-length book of poetry
Robert Begiebing Robert Begiebing writer Manchester, NH Wallace 1996 The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton Or, A Memoir of Startling and Amusing Episodes from Itinerant Life
Lisa Bielawa Lisa Bielawa composer, producer, performer New York, NY Hearst 2018 Sanctuary & Centuries in the Hours: A series of small works for the violin and voice, focusing on immigration
Annie Bissett Image of Annie Bissett printmaker Providence, RI Last 2015 A series of woodblock prints about the spiritual and religious influences on American identity during the colonial period
Laurie Block filmmaker Conway, MA Hearst 2007 Documentary about Helen Keller
Laurie Block filmmaker Conway, MA Wallace 1995 Television documentary on the Mexican War
Nancy Bowen mixed media artist Brooklyn, NY Last 2012 Series of collages titled "Angels and Almanacs"
Deborah Brevoort Deborah Brevoort playwright North Bergen, NJ Baron 2012 Research for a historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in shaping American identity
Amy Brill Amy Brill. Photo Credit: Christina Paige writer Brooklyn, NY Baron 2005 Movement of the Stars: A fictional account of a female astronomer in the early 1800s Nantucket
Geoffrey Brock Geoffrey Brock. Photo Credit: Martin Miller poet Fayetteville, Arkansas Hearst 2001 Voices Bright Flags: Poems based on American historical events
Katrina Browne filmmaker Berkeley, CA Hearst 2000 Traces of the Trade: Research on the history and legacy of the slave trade in New England
Wendy Call Wendy Call non-fiction writer Seattle, WA Baron 2010 Series of literary essays about the grieving process
Martha Carlson-Bradley poet Hillsborough, NH Baron 2008 Begin with Trouble: A collection of poems inspired by the 1727 New England Primer
Stephanie Carpenter Stephanie Carpenter. Photo Credit: Brockit, Inc fiction writer Hancock, MI Hearst 2015 Many and Wide Separations: Two novellas that focus on fictional female artists in mid-nineteenth-century New England
Melanie Cataldo Melanie Cataldo. Photo Credit: Nathan Fiske illustrator Worcester, MA Hearst 2020 The Making: An illustrated novel that focuses on the struggle of two young girls living by 19th century standards in mid 20th century New England
Christopher Cokinos Christopher Cokinos creative writer Manhattan, KS Wallace 1998 Hope is the Thing With Feathers
Nicole Cooley Nicole Cooley. Photo Credit: Lisa Kolberg poet New York, NY Wallace 1999 The Afflicted Girls: A book of poetry about the Salem witch trials
Nancy Vieira Couto poet Ithaca, NY Wallace 1995 Book of poems and prose pieces on America Vesspucci
Maureen Cummins Maureen Cummins. Photo Credit: Kelly Sinclair book artist Bearsville, NY Hearst 2000 Anthro(A)pology
Deborah Dancy Deborah Dancy painter Storrs, CT Hearst 2002 The Conjurer's Apprentice or The Legend of Yellow Mary: A Slave Girl's Tale of Survival by her Wit and Extraordinary Powers, as written by herself
Deborah DeFord writer Branford, CT Wallace 1996 Young adult novel about the female American Revolutionary soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett
Matt Dellinger non-fiction writer and digital artist Brooklyn, NY Baron 2016 The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Gino Dilorio playwright New York, NY Baron 2007 Research into life of Edmund Ross, southern politician who cast the deciding vote, insuring that President Andrew Johnson would be spared impeachment
Joanne Dobson writer Berkeley, CA Baron 2004 The Kashmiri Shawl: A historical novel set in New York City, 1860
Camille Dungy poet San Francisco, CA Hearst 2005 Suck on the Marrow
Thomas Dunn playwright Henniker, NH Wallace 1998 Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
Heidi Durrow fiction writer Los Angeles, CA Baron 2007 Research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
Ansel Elkins Ansel Elkins poet Greensboro, NC Hearst 2012 A collection of poems about the lives of 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker and Millie-Christine McKoy
Kimberly Elkins Kimberly Elkins. Photo credit: Sarah Shatz fiction writer New York, NY Hearst 2007 What is Visible: A novel about the lives of Laura Bridgman and Julia Ward Howe
Mary Beth Ellis non-fiction writer Cincinnati, OH Last 2011 PBS documentary under development by historian and author Richard Brookhiser about theory that Hamilton and other Founding Fathers were "proto-bloggers"
Krista Elrick Krista Elrick photographer Santa Fe, NM Last 2016 A Country No More: Rediscovering the Landscapes of John James Audubon
Meganne Fabrega Meganne Fabrega writer Portsmouth, NH Last 2014 Tell Me a Story: Amy Ella Blanchard and Ida Waugh's World of Girls
Carol Flueckiger Carol Flueckiger mixed media artist Lubbock, TX Last 2009 Mixed media works about feminism and early American reform practices
Catherine Gammon Catherine Gammon writer Pittsburgh, PA Wallace 1996 Nightbirds in an Age of Light: A novel about the Salem witchcraft trials
Amina Gautier fiction writer Chicago, IL Hearst 2013 Band of Gideon: A historical novel about 3 black female members of Gideon's Band, a group of Northern idealist, seminary students, school teachers, and abolitionists who traveled south to help the slaves on the South Carolina Sea Island
Diane Glancy Diane Glancy poet Shawnee Mission, KS Baron 2020 Quadrille: A poetry manuscript that explores the effect of Christianity on the Native American
Kelle Groom Kelle Groom poet New Smyrna Beach, FL Hearst 2011 Memoir about Thomas Greenough, the last surviving Wampanoag Indian on the Bass River reservation in South Yarmouth, MA
Debra Gwartney non-fiction writer Oregon Baron 2008 I am a Stranger Here Myself: A memoir and history of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman and womanhood in the patriarchal American West
Anne Harley Anne Harley musician, soprano Claremont, CA Hearst 2012 True Witness: A multi-choral civil rights cantata inspired by the texts of Charlotte Forten
Jeffrey Hatcher playwright Minneapolis, MN Wallace 1995 Sockdology: A play about the actors in the play Our American Cousin
Lisa Hayes playwright Bowie, MD Baron 2011 Research on colonial America just before the Revolutionary War to be used in writing two museum theater plays for the Accokeek Foundation's Natonal Colonial Farm
Sean Hill Sean Hill poet Bemidji, MN Hearst 2010 Dangerous Goods: A series of poems about two African American men who immigrated with their families from Milledgeville, GA to Liberia in the 1870s
Charles Hirshberg writer New York, NY Baron 2005 Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
Hallie Hobson playwright New York, NY Hearst 2001 Watchnight: A play on the eve of Emancipation
Brece Honeycutt Brece Honeycutt mixed media artist Sheffield, MA Hearst 2019 A series of artworks that demonstrate at their core a respect for the natural world in ages past
Sandra Jackson-Opoku novelist Chicago, IL Hearst 2008 God's Gift to the Natives: A novel that explores one musician's enigmatic life and tragic death, while also charting the history and movement of the African diaspora
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Honorée Fanonne Jeffers poet Norman, OK Baron 2009 Research for book of poems whose centerpiece is a series about Phillis Wheatley, which imagines her interior life
Sue Johnson painter St Mary's City, MD Sigety 2000 The Alternate Encyclopedia
Pamela Keech visual artist and independent curator New York, NY Wallace 1997 Nurseries: An installation picturing the lives of children in post Civil War America
Carolyn Kras Carolyn Kras writer, screen (TV, theater, stage) Los Angeles, CA Hearst 2014 Research for a TV pilot script to take place in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire
Emily Laurance musician, harpist Chapel Hill, NC Baron 2001 Sacred Music and Theatrical Songs in Early Nineteenth Century America
John Lee playwright Los Angeles, CA Wallace 1996 Orphan Trains
Jazzmen Lee-Johnson interdisciplinary artist Providence, RI Last 2019 Contraband: Visual pieces that explore how the industry of slavery laid the blueprint for drug crimes, gang culture, and mass incarceration in Black communities
Ruth Lopez writer Chicago, IL Hearst 2003 Research in the McLoughlin Brothers archive toward a social history on the artists who helped create children's literature in America
Eireann Lorsung writer Farmington, ME Baron 2020 Non-fiction work that examines the history of gardens in Europe and the U.S.
Ann Lovett photographer New Paltz, NY Hearst 2009 Artist book about the textile mills of Lowell and other Massachusetts mill towns and the "mill girls" who worked in them
Erin Lyons Erin Lyons fiction writer Washington, DC Hearst 2015 Historical novel about Anne Hutchinson and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, from 1630-1638, told from the point of view of a servant girl
Jeanne Mackin novelist Ithaca, NY Wallace 1999 The Sweet By and By: Maggie and Katie Fox
Joann Mazzio writer Pinos Altos, NM Baron 2000 Fremont Expeditions in the 1840's
Laurie McCants Laurie McCants actor Bloomsburg, PA Baron 2019 Solo performance about Frances Slocum, who in 1778 was abducted by the Lenape at 5 years of age
Sarah McCoubrey painter Fayetteville, NY Last 2007 Hannah Morse: A fictive archive of the mid 19th century landscape painter
Sarah Messer non-fiction writer, poet Madison, WI Wallace 1999 Red House: A non-fiction memoir that explores America’s fascination with history, family, and Great Houses
Denise Miller Denise Miller creative writer Texas Township, MI Hearst 2016 Travelogos: African Americans and the Struggle for Safe Passage
David Mills David Mills poet Long Island City, NY Hearst 2019 After Mistic: A poetry manuscript that focuses on slavery in Massachusetts and New York
Martha Morss writer Mount Vernon, OH Hearst 2004 Mary Katherine Goddard, colonial printer
Lavonne Mueller playwright Chicago, IL Hearst 2003 A collection of short one-story plays about six notable American women, Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Sacagawea, Lucy Stone, Harriet Tubman, and Martha Washington
Brian Mullin Brian Mullin playwright London, U.K. Hearst 2018 Play inspired by the community of freed African-American slaves who lived freely in an abandoned British garrison in the West Florida territory following the end of the War of 1812
TaraShea Nesbit writer Oxford, OH Baron 2018 Beheld: The story of the Mayflower pilgrims told through the eyes of two women, Alice Bradford, a puritan, and Eleanor Billington, an indentured servant
Cornelia Nixon novelist Bloomington, IN Wallace 1998 Jarrettsville: The true story of Martha Jane Carines, a Maryland woman who killed her fiancé in 1869 and was acquitted
Kathryn Nuernberger poet Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN. Hearst 2010 A collection of poems that merges poetic and academic impulses through special attention to performance art from the 19th century as well as games, plays, and librettos
Stephen O'Connor non-fiction writer New York, NY Wallace 1997 Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed
Aimee Parkison Aimee Parkison fiction writer Stillwater, OK Hearst 2013 Sister Seance: A historical literary novel set in Concord, MA in the 19th century, that explores the hidden sexual implications in parlor games and holiday courtship rituals of Victorian Americans
Marianne Petit Marianne Petit mixed media artist New York, NY Last 2020 Mouth & Toes: The World of 19th-Century (Performative) Silhouette Artists with Disabilities
Leila Philip Leila Philip writer Woodstock, CT Baron 2018 Non-fiction book about the experiences of contemporary New England fur trappers, offering a compelling, if startling window through which to reconsider environmentalism
Alyson Pou Alyson Pou performance artist New York, NY Hearst 2004 A Slight Headache (solo performance)
Janet Pritchard photographer Mansfield Center, CT Last 2008 More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, An American Love Story
Melissa Range Melissa Range poet Columbia, MO Baron 2013 Poetry project about the abolitionist movement
Yuri Rasovsky radio documentary producer Glendale, CA Wallace 1995 Radio documentary on the history of Thanksgiving
Catherine Reid writer, essayist Asheville, NC Baron 2012 Research for extended work of creative nonfiction tentatively titled "13 Travels with William Bartram" on the life and writings of William Bartram (1739-1823).
Suzanne Rivecca fiction writer San Francisco, CA Baron 2010 Novel about Walt Whitman's sojourn by boat to New Orleans with his teenage brother, Jeff
Celeste Roberge sculptor South Portland, ME Hearst 2008 Granite Sofa (sculpture)
David Roderick poet Berkeley, CA Baron 2003 Blue Colonial: A collection of poems on the cultural interaction between the colonists and the Wampanoag tribe in the early seventeenth-century
Erik Rodgers Erik Rodgers fiction writer Los Angeles, CA Baron 2017 Research for a novel entitled “The Broken World”
Margaret Rozga Margaret Rozga poet Milwaukee, WI Baron 2014 Pestiferous Questions: A collection of poems inspired by the life of Jessie Benton Fremont
Nancy Rubin Stuart Nancy Rubin Stuart writer New York, NY Hearst 2005 The Muse of the Revolution; The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation
Linwood Rumney Linwood Rumney poet Cincinnati, OH Baron 2017 Research for a collection of poems entitled “Discrepant Means”
Catherine Sasanov Photo Credit: Paul M. Miller poet Jamaica Plain, MA Baron 2016 Markd Y (Archives and Invocations)
Jeanne Schinto independent writer  Andover, MA Baron 2015 Research for 5-part series about the Walpole Society
Michael Schlitt Michael Schlitt storyteller Los Angeles, CA Hearst 2020 The Pursuit of Happiness podcast: a multi-episode audio series about Americans' quest for an elusive, aspirational ideal of happiness
Robert Shuster writer Westchester County, NY Baron 2006 The Indestructible Soldier: A non-fiction book on America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
R. Sikoryak R. Sikoryak Cartoonist New York, NY Baron 2006 Comic strip adaptation of Moby Dick
Britta Sjogren filmmaker San Francisco, CA Baron 2003 A Chain of Windows
Cassandra Fay Smith Historian, Miniaturist, Writer Detroit, MI Wallace 1999 Slaves, free blacks, runaways: dolls of the antebellum United States
Sara Smith choreographer Greenfield, MA Baron 2015 Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of The Soft Earth: A multimedia dance project
Stephanie Solomon performer Hermosa Beach, CA Last 2010 Research in order to collect visuals for film titled "American Voices: Spirit of Revolution"
Sarah Stern Sarah Stern playwright Red Hook, NY Hearst 2014 Research for play tentatively called "The Spectator," which deals with the intersection of politics and theatre in New York City during the 1730s
James Thomas Stevens James Thomas Stevens poet Fredonia, NY Baron 2004 Alphabets of Letters: A poem that explores propaganda found in Native American children's primers
Susan Stinson Susan Stinson novelist Northampton, MA Hearst 2016 Research for a novel about Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards
Ginger Strand non-fiction writer New York, NY Baron 2006 Inventing Niagara: A non-fiction work on Niagara Falls
Robert Strong poet Maine Hearst 2009 Bright Advent: A work of poetry set in the years leading to King Philip's War
Steven Subotnick Steven Subotnick filmmaker Providence, RI Last 2017 Tender Parts: A series of short animated films
Tess Taylor Tess Taylor Poet El Cerrito, CA Baron 2006 Book of poems titled The Family Chest
Brian Teare poet Charlottesville, VA Hearst 2011 Inter-disciplinary project including poetry and photographs, with focus on spirit photography and spiritualism
Cam Terwilliger Cam Terwilliger fiction writer Somerville, MA Baron 2011 The Counterfeiter: A novel set in New York and Québec during the French and Indian War (1754–1763)
Lynn Thomson Lynn Thomson dramaturg, theater director New York, NY Baron 2013 The Time Traveler's Trip to Niagara Falls
Christina Tree non-fiction writer Cambridge, MA Wallace 1995 History of New England Tourism
Barbara Weisberg writer and producer New York, NY Wallace 1998 Talking to the Dead: A non-fiction children's book about Kate and Maggie Fox
Holly Wendt novelist Annville, PA Baron 2014 Holystone: A novel based on the early eighteenth century pirate Captain Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy
Aubrey Wertheim playwright Oberlin, OH Wallace 1996 A full length one woman show about Fanny Fern, the first female American columnist
Ellen Wiener painter, printmaker, book artist Princeton, NJ Hearst 2002 A new 'Book of Hours' using imagery from nineteenth century sources
Kriota Willberg Kriota Willberg choreographer and cartoonist New York, NY Hearst 2006 Updated version for a performance of the 1866 Broadway production of 'The Black Crook' 
Trudy Williams playwright Leeds, MA Baron 2019 Complex Harmony: Music, Walt Whitman, and the Railroads
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon Performance poet Philadelphia, PA Wallace 1996 Life and Times of Lucy Terry
Stephanie Wolff visual artist Norwich, VT Last 2013 Artist books and prints focusing thematically on weather and its intersection with human experience, with specific focus on the diaries of Anna Blackwood Howell
Andrea Woods dancer, choreographer Brooklyn, NY Wallace 1996 Ballad of the Black Cowboy
Lauren Yee playwright San Francisco, CA Baron 2009 interdisciplinary play exploring the concept of "performing racial identity in America"
Shana Youngdahl Shana Youngdahl Poet and author Farmington, ME Hearst 2017 Research for poems about women in the early New England tin ware industry

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