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The 2022 Foundation Trust BIPOC Writer Fellowship at FYACS

 Deadline to apply for the Foundation Trust 2022 BIPOC Writer Fellowship is October 15

MELROSE, MA July 19, 2021—Follow Your Art Community Studios (FYACS) is accepting applications for a teaching and writing fellowship that celebrates and supports the work of a BIPOC writer. The one-year fellowship will award $5,000 to a published writer and writing instructor who self-identifies as Black, indigenous, or person of color (BIPOC).

“We’ve partnered with FYACS since it opened in 2019 to support emerging visual artists,” said Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Executive Director of the Foundation Trust. “We’re excited about expanding our partnership by providing a fellowship to support the work of a BIPOC writer and to champion a diversity of voices in this community.”

The Foundation Trust (www.foundationtrust.org/) is a private grantmaking organization that supports small to medium-sized New England nonprofits. Among its objectives is to advance inclusivity and diversity in the arts.

“As an organization, we’re striving to promote equity in artistic expression,” said Kris Rodolico, FYACS Executive Director. “We recognize that this fellowship is just one step toward that goal.” The ideal candidate is a BIPOC writer working on a longer project who is interested in teaching and empowering youth and/or emerging writers. Details about the fellowship and the application form can be found here: www.fyamelrose.org/writer-fellowship-application/

Follow Your Art Community Studios (www.FYAmelrose.org) is a new, growing non-profit arts center located in Melrose, MA. FYACS offers classes, studio space, and events in the visual, performance, and literary arts for children, teens, and adults. FYACS’ Arts for All program increases access to programs for individuals who identify as members of traditionally marginalized populations.

Writers interested in applying for the Foundation Trust BIPOC Writer Fellowship can do so until October 15, 2021, here: www.fyamelrose.org/writer-fellowship-application/

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