Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the grantees of the Interchange program, supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact in M-AAA’s six state region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The sixteen grantees, represent all six states with projects addressing a range of social issues, reaching communities both rural and urban.
Interchange 2021 Fellows:
Francheska Alcantara, Tulsa, OK;
Luis Ordaz Gutierrez, Austin, TX;
Allegra Hansen with Abril Hernandez, Omaha, NE and Mexico City, Mexico;
Chelsea T. Hicks, Bartlesville, OK;
Cyan Meeks with Susan Mayo, Kansas City, KS;
Travis Neel with Erin Charpentier, Kim Karlsrud, and Daniel Phillips, Lubbock, TX;
Lizzy Petersen with Sarah Tisdale and Britny Cordera, St. Louis, MO;
riel & Bianca Sturchio, Austin, TX;
Olivia Trimble, Fayetteville, AR;
Sara Vanderbeek, Austin, TX; and
Each funded artist will receive a project grant of $20,000, as well as convening and peer connection to other Interchange grantees. This will take the form of professional development retreats and ongoing mentoring through the life of the funded projects.