The $50,000 fellowships seek to “support the creation, development, and production of new works by early career and emerging artists.”
Hampshire College alum filmmaker and artist Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich 07S and visual artist Miatta Kawinzi 07S were each awarded a $50,000 Jerome Hill Fellowship. The fellowships, named for the philanthropist Jerome Hill, are to be used over two consecutive years and “support the creation, development, and production of new works by early career and emerging artists.”
Hunt-Ehrlich and Kawinzi were two of only sixty total fellowship winners announced by the Jerome Foundation for 2021.
Hunt-Ehrlich’s work has screened at the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York as well as in film festivals such as New Orleans Film Festival, Doclisboa, and Blackstar Film Festival. She has been featured in Essence, Studio Museum’s Studio, ARC, BOMBLOG, Guernica, and Small Axe among others. She was named on Filmmaker Magazine's 2020 "25 New Faces of Independent Cinema List" and is the recipient of a 2020 San Francisco Film Society Rainin Grant, a 2019 Rema Hort Mann Award, a 2019 UNDO fellowship and grant, a 2015 TFI ESPN Future Filmmaker Award, and a 2014 Princess Grace Award in film.
Kawinzi’s work has been presented at the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA PopRally, Red Bull Arts Detroit, BRIC, Maysles Cinema, and the Museum of the Moving Image, among other spaces. Kawinzi has been awarded artist residencies in spaces including the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, POV Spark in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture, Red Bull Arts Detroit, the Cité internationale des arts, Beta-Local, the Bemis Center, and the Bag Factory. Additional awards include the 2019 Bemis Center Alumni Award and the 2018 Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant administered by Queer|Art.
Read more about the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships.
Pictured below: Miatta Kawinzi at the Bemis Center in 2016. Photo by Colin Conces.