|UND faculty receive 2009 Bush Foundation grants|
The Bush Foundation announced this week announced that 11 artists from North and South Dakota-including three UND faculty members-will share $49,290 in Dakota Creative Connections grants for projects designed to both develop new ideas and support current endeavors.
The UND recipients are:
* Heidi Czerwiec, assistant professor of English and co-director of the UND Writers Conference, received a $5,000 grant to work on developing and refining her sonnet sequence "Self-Portrait as Bettie Page" in preparation for publication at the Sewanee Writers Conference and West Chester University Poetry Conference.
* Kathleen Coudle-King, senior lecturer in English, received a $6,000 grant to travel to small towns in North Dakota and Minnesota to interview residents; King is gathering information to expand her one-act play "Ghost Town" into an evening-length work.(www.dakotalit.com, $6,000 grant)
* Michael Wittgraf, professor and chair of the UND Department of Music, received a $5,930 grant to compose a new work using KYMA X software in quadraphonic and stereophonic sound for premiere by the UND Concert Choir.
Dakota Creative Connections grants provide artists with project support ranging from $3,000 to $6,000. The grants can be used for travel, study and research; artist residencies and retreats; equipment and materials; and/or short-term projects. Recipients were chosen by a regional panel of five artists and curators who met in Jamestown, N.D. over a two-day period in June. For more information on the Bush Foundation, see www.bushfoundation.org
Michael Wittgraf: www.und.edu/instruct/wittgraf/
Kathleen Coudle King: www.dakotalit.com/
Dakota Creative Connections: www.bushfellows.org/artist/dakota-creative-connections
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-6571