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List of Kresge Gilda Snowden Emerging Artists

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A poet and an "interdisciplinary media artist" were chosen for the Gilda Awards in 2015.


An animator and a choreographer were selected for the Gilda Award.


Austen Brantley and a novelist each won the Gilda Award this year. It was especially poignant for Austen to win because he was chosen by Prof. Snowden herself to participate in an exhibit adjoining an exhibit honoring his teacher.


Awards were given in a couple of categories.


Photographer Noura Ballout and a fiction author were each given a Gilda Award.


Awards were given in the Live Arts and the Film and Music categories.


Six artists were chosen in the Visual Arts category.

Also four were chosen in the Literary Arts category.


Following the unexpected 2014 death of the be­loved Gilda Snowden, a 2010 Kresge Fellow in the Visual Arts, the Kresge Foundation instituted the Gilda Awards for Emerging Artists in 2015.

Each year, the Gilda Awards are given in the same two categories as the Fellowships. Artists who apply for a Fellowship may opt to also be considered for a Gilda Award.

The award comes with a $5,000 prize and some of the same opportunities as a Fellowship. A recipient of a Gilda Award becomes forever in­eligible for another Gilda Award, but may apply for a Fellowship the very next year.