The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, announced the winners of the 2015 Windgate Fellowship Awards on April 24, 2015. Among the recipients is Ellen Dick, a student from our 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program, who will graduate in June. At $15,000, this is one of the largest awards in the nation given to art students.There were 115 applicants this year, and only ten were chosen. On the award webpage she says, “This grant will fund a cross-country cycling trip and enrollment in craft workshops at national art institutions over the course of the next 18 months. The experience of seeing the world in its raw and unpredictable state is the imperative fuel for the content of my next body of work.”
If you want to see Dick’s current work, her graduation exhibition opens on Tuesday, April 28, at 6pm. The show will be up for the remainder of the week.
Watch a video from the Student Voice Project that includes an interview with Ellen Dick. She provides advice on applying for funding.