Marking this Moment in Time: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020

Kelly Strayhorn Theater is pleased to announce the application for two artistic fellowships as a part of Marking this Moment in Time: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020, a special initiative of The Heinz Endowments.

Fellows will be artists whose work includes storytelling, image-gathering, documentary filmmaking, and other forms of documentation to produce formal work products (texts, photographs, videos, sculptural objects, etc.) with archival and permanent qualities. Through the fellowship artists are to produce new artistic work documenting the regional impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism in 2020. As a part of the fellowship artists will participate with KST, The Heinz Endowments, and other collaborating artists and institutions on a plan for disseminating the work (ie possible forthcoming exhibition or publication TBD). The work should reflect the broad community of Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on the experiences of people and identities whose voices might not otherwise be heard – people with disabilities; Black and Latinx people; Queer, Trans, and gender-nonconforming people; and others identified by the artists.

Fellows will receive $2,500 stipends for their work and participation in the program.

An Info Session for Marking this Moment in Time: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020 with KST Senior Producer Ben Pryor will take place, Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The info session will talk attendees through the application process and hold time for answering questions from prospective applicants.

Applications will be reviewed and fellowships awarded by KST’s Artist Council members Tresa Murphy Green, Deesha Philyaw, and Adil Mansoor in conversation with KST’s Programming Team.

Applications open: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Applications close: Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm
Fellowships will be announced by the end of December 2020.