Jason Moran awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship

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Monday October 02, 2017

From Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation awards 25 fellowships to US artists driving social change

The Ford Foundation today announced 25 new Art of Change fellowships that will support visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice, and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy.

Artists and cultural leaders have been at the forefront of social change throughout US history. Today, in the face of growing intolerance and widening inequality, the arts have the power to transform how people see and understand each other, and the world around them.

The artists and cultural leaders selected for Art of Change fellowships all have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, and reflect a powerful diversity of experiences and creative voices. Drawn from a wide range of artistic fields, the fellows span generations, backgrounds, geographies, and life experiences’“and together tell a rich and varied American story…

Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran are highly acclaimed musicians who have created work for the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Walker Art Center and other cultural institutions. Alicia is a mezzo-soprano and multidimensional artist, and has been commissioned to create new work by ArtPublic/Miami Art Basel, Museum of Modern Art, and The Kitchen among others. Jason is a pianist, composer and educator who has produced 11 albums and six film soundtracks, and serves as Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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