Dancer and choreographer Evvie Allison ’11 has been awarded a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in Choreography. The organization makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to New York State artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis. Only 4% of applicants receive this award!
NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce spoke on the award recipients for 2016:
“This year’s Fellows range from 26 to 80 years in age, reflecting NYFA’s endeavor to support artists during all walks of life and encourage them in their creative careers to concentrate on what they do best: create art and inspire all of us in the process. We are grateful for the leadership support of the New York State Council on the Arts and our other funders, which enables us to continuously contribute to the thriving New York State arts scene by supporting its most essential member, the artist.”
Evvie Allison recently finished up a residency with Chez Bushwick. Her newest work includes a collaboration with the Arthur Moon Band as the choreographer for their music video, “Wind Up.” She also teamed up with dance artist Alice MacDonald earlier this summer to host Free Advice, a co-mentorship event that encourages transparency and sharing as ways to empower dance practitioners and makers.
Image: By Alex Escalante
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