jack Fischer

jack Fischer



With a deep appreciation for Alternate ROOTS, and as a member since 2017, jack brings an enlivening approach to the grant writing process and helps find ways of sharing information among staff in easeful ways. As Grantwriter jack helps to secure funding for Alternate ROOTS programs and staff.

jack has explored various mediums of the visual arts, as well as various forms of dance. They love hiking and gardening, and most recently singing, watercolor paintings, and daily dancing are the chosen forms. jack also helps their mom keep honeybees and listens for songbirds in the mountains of western North Carolina.

jack has a B.F.A. in Fibers and Installation Art from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. They are a certified Alexander Technique Teacher as well as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. jack also spent time as a professional potter and was awarded a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts.

In 2019 jack self-published the book white spaces: Notes on Race and Privilege for a (pretty darn) white Community, hand-binding and distributing over 300 copies.

Currently jack is an M.S.W. candidate with UNC Charlotte.

jack is originally from Louisville, KY.


Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.