Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Saturday, June 02, 2018
Sheron Wray is a former U.K NESTA Fellow (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts – similar to the MacArthur Awards)—an improviser, choreographer, director, teacher and scholar.
“The motivation for my work is to learn about the world I live in, the world that hosts and sustains me, a world called earth. For this basic project, I think of myself as a public amateur, someone who consents to start with "I don't know" and proceeds by learning things in public view, public so that we can put the process of learning itself in a space reserved for debating values, the discursive space we designate as art.”
Terrance Hayes is the author of five collections of poetry, including How To Be Drawn in 2015. His honors include a 2010 National Book Award, a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018
experimental poet/sound poet
Tracie Morris is an American poet, performer, vocalist, page-based writer, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor, and multimedia performer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Morris' sound poetics have long been progressive in allowing the poem to breathe off the page. She is currently a Professor, and Coordinator of Performance and the Performance Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Matt Madden is a cartoonist who has also taught in art schools around the world. His best-known book is "99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style" (Penguin), a comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's "Exercises in Style" which led to his initiation into Oubapo, The Workshop for Potential Comics, in 2005. In 2013 he was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. He wrote two comics textbooks in collaboration with his wife (and former ACA Master Artist) Jessica Abel, and the couple were series editors for "The Best American Comics" from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt for six years. Madden is currently living in Philadelphia where he is working on a new comic, "The Reading Room".
Among her many honors, Laura Elise Schwendinger is a 2016 recipient of a National Opera Center’s Discovery grant, and is the first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Saturday, November 03, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday 05/13/2018
“Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now. There is no subject matter he finds daunting, no challenge he fears. Aside from that, he writes like an angel. If you want to get at the molten heart of contemporary fiction, Abani is the starting point.”—Dave Eggers
The German-Spanish composer Maria de Alvear was officially honored with the Spanish National Award for Music on June 1, 2016. King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia of Spain presented Maria de Alvear with the prize in Palencia Cathedral
installation artist / filmmaker
In 2017, Isaac Julien received the Charles Wollaston Award, for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Saturday, March 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday 09/16/2018
choreographer, dancer, writer, coach
May 5, 2015, France's Minister of Culture and Communication awarded Deborah Hay the title of CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES.
“Campbell is a bard, a full-throated singer whose melodies are odes to farms and water and livestock and fishing rods and rifles, and to hardworking folks who know the value of life as well as the randomness of life’s troubles.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Looking at her pictures can be uncomfortable, not because of their confrontational content but because they reveal as much about the beholder as the beheld.” The New York Times
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - Saturday, June 01, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday 12/02/2018
James Lecesne is an American actor, author, screenwriter, and LGBT rights activist best known for his screenplay of the Academy-award winning short film "Trevor".
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday 01/20/2019
Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having been repeatedly awarded “Top Flutist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010-2017). Nicole Mitchell was recently awarded a "Champion of New Music" by the American Composers Forum.
"Benjamin Percy is one of the most gifted and versatile writers to appear in American publishing in years...His prose has the masculine power of Ernest Hemingway's, but also the sensibilities and compassion of Eudora Welty. His writing is like a meeting of Shakespeare and rock 'n' roll. Benjamin Percy knows how to keep it in E-major, and what a ride it is." James Lee Burke, bestselling author of "Feast Day of Fools", "Heaven's Prisoners", and "Neon Rain".
Michelle Grabner is an American painter, conceptual artist, curator and professor. She's currently Painting and Drawing Chair at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “All of Grabner’s activities are driven by distinctive values and ideas: working outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, working across platforms and towards community.” David Norr in the introduction to her exhibition at MoCA, Cleveland
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Saturday, November 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday 05/12/2019
Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. He also fronts the dynamic rock/instrumental band The Larry Mitchell Trio.
poet / musician / author
“…With a double shot of heart, beauty, freedom, peace and grace that blends traditional Native rhythms and singing with jazz, rock, blues and hip-hop, Harjo is right at the top of the best contemporary American poetry and music artists.” —Thomas Rain Crow, The Bloomsbury Review
These extraordinary artists are supported by ACA’s Master Artist Endowment, funded by a $50,000 gift from each of these generous donors: Joe and Lynn Conte, Don Funk, Ed and Jeanie Harris, Roy and Peggy Hester, the Pabst State of Florida Cultural Endowment, Bob and Genie Stine, Jim and Alexis Pugh, and Bryce West. For information on contributing to this endowment, please contact Executive Director Nancy Lowden Norman 386.427.6975 x 15