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FYACS Launches the Emerging Artist Fellowship for High School Youth

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  MELROSE, MA, March 28, 2023— Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose is excited to announce the launch of the Emerging Artist Fellowship for Youth. This program is designed to support individual artistic growth and skills needed for advanced education or employment in the arts. Sponsored by the Foundation Trust, this one-year fellowship, which runs from May 2023 to May 2024, will give six high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to develop their artistic voice and vision through studio time, individual and group critiques, and connections with the greater community culminating in individual portfolios and a group exhibition.

  This fellowship is open to students in Melrose, Malden, Medford, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield

and other surrounding communities.

  “This fellowship is a golden opportunity for young artists to work with mentors to hone and refine their

creative voice and use that voice to connect with the community,” says Kris Rodolico, Executive Director

of FYACS. “We are so excited for this program to launch!”

  Adds Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Executive Director of the Foundation Trust, “Since establishing the Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2019, the Foundation Trust has been honored to partner with FYACS to advance the early-stage professional development of Greater Boston artists. This year, instead of selecting a fourth adult recipient of this fellowship, we are thrilled to extend this opportunity to a diverse cadre of talented high school students from Melrose, Malden, and surrounding communities.”

  Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by April 14,

  1. FYACS and the Foundation Trust selection committee will make acceptance decisions by May 1st,
  2. The first meeting will take place the week of May 22, 2023, and the program will conclude in

mid-May 2024. Apply today at fyamelrose.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/

  The fellowship is part of Create Your Opportunity, a YouthReach grant program of the Mass Cultural

Council that provides mentorship, employment, and community engagement for HS youth. Find out

about other CYO initiatives at fyamelrose.org/cyo/

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