Winter 2016-17 Artistic Assistance Recipients

Alternate ROOTS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-17 winter round of Artistic Assistance. Grants were awarded to 20 individual artists and cultural workers in the South to enhance their skills, create unique projects, and build community, for a total of $65,000 in support. These recipients were selected in December 2016. Check out the project development and professional development recipients below!

Project Development

Bear Hebert – New Orleans, LA
Kimi Maeda – Columbia, SC
Aimee McCoy – Decatur, GA
Stephanie McKee – New Orleans, LA
Vicki Meek – Dallas, TX
Meredith Martin Moats – Dardanelle, AR
Stephen Morrison – Atlanta, GA
Melody Reeves – Dungannon, VA
Arianna Ross – Germantown, MD
Amada Torruella – Columbia, SC
Shannon Turner – Atlanta, GA
Pioneer Winter – Miami, FL

Professional Development

Ali Blair – Berea, KY
Jayeesha Dutta – New Orleans, LA
Monifa Lemmons Jackson – Columbia, SC
daniel johnson – Jackson, MS
Eli Lakes – Atlanta, GA
Kevin Roberts – Jackson, MS
Jeannie Stone – Little Rock, AR
Candace G. Wiley – York, SC

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.