Artist Fellowship Archives - Define American


Fellowship Reflections: Goolam Saber

"I don’t work well with my whole life in Zoom. Instead I thought of murals, paste ups, and projects that would keep us socially distant and finding new and alternative ways to connect, create, and making these changes is quite exciting."

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."

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.