Fellowship Reflections: Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe
"Upon returning to Los Angeles, after organizing in The Bronx, attending Black Lives Matter protests, and engaging in civil disobedience, I felt the need to write. But whenever I sat on the computer, I could not find the appropriate words to express the frustration and betrayal I felt from a country that had already robbed me of so much joy."
Fellowship Reflections: Maryam Faridani
"It is hard to have hope about a better future in the current situation. To feel that the road I have chosen will take me to a better place."
Fellowship Reflections: Grecia Huesca Dominguez
"The most important aspect of my work was my community project — a workshop for undocumented high school students on how to tell their own stories and not to fall into the immigrant trauma trap."
Grecia Huesca Dominguez
Author, poet, and founder of Latinx Writers Co.
Multi-disciplinary visual artist
Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe
Community organizer, writer, and spoken word performer
Songwriter inspired by love for her community
Julie Yeeun Kim’s mission and music in the heart of Los Angeles
Define American Undocumented Artist Fellowship Project Grants Announced
Community projects in New Orleans and California funded through the summer
Creating community through stories
Meet Lilian Shtereva, NY-based artist fellow
Embracing the process in art and community
For artist Ana Armengod, art is both creation and destruction
Organizing and art in the heart of New Orleans
Karla Rosas and Fernando Lopez: New Orleans-based visual artists documenting their community in all its complexity.
Chi-town is the heart of America and so are immigrants
Brian Herrera is a Chicago-based graphic activist who used the Define American Artist Fellowship to become a full-time artist.
Art is a tool for building communities
Define American Art Fellow Elnaz Javani unites changing immigrant neighborhood with art
Introducing Christian Artega, Define American Art Fellow
Meet Christian Arteaga, a playwright, actor, and one of the incredible artist fellows chosen for the Define American Undocumented Artist Fellowship.