SC Arts Commission Names
Prof. Kingkade 2007-2008 Individual Artist Fellow
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Arts Commission Board of Commissioners
has approved the agency's 2007-2008 Individual Artist Fellowship
Awards. Beginning this year, each Fellow receives $5,000 in recognition
of their superior artistic merit. Alternates have also been named
in each category. This year's Fellows and alternates are:
Fellows: Jamie Davis, Pickens County;
John Benjamin Gilliam, Greenville County; Alternates: James D.
Connell, York County; Philip C. Hutgren, Kershaw County
Fellows: Elizabeth Melton, York County;
Herb Parker, Charleston County; Alternates: Aldwyth, Beaufort County;
Marcelo Novo, Lexington County
Fellow: Laura Kissel, Richland County;
Alternate: Bradley Turner Jayne, Charleston County
Fellow: Howard Kingkade, Richland County (USC
Lancaster Faculty Member); Alternate: Gordon Nolan Owens, Greenville
Howard Kingkade, Richland County, is originally
from Hammond, Ind., Howard Kingkade received his bachelor's degree
in theatre at Indiana University, and his Master of Fine Arts degree
in theatre at the University of South Carolina. He currently teaches
English, theatre and speech at the University of South Carolina
Lancaster. Kingkade has won and placed in numerous screenwriting
and playwriting competitions including Fade In Magazine and the
American Gem Competition. Most recently, Kingkade sold his short
screenplay Hole in the Paper Sky to Iron Ocean Films in Los Angeles,
owned by actress Jessica Biel. The Premier is scheduled for sometime
this summer in LA.
alternates are selected through a competitive, anonymous application
process. Out-of-state review panelists make recommendations for
selections based solely on a review of work samples. The panel's
recommendations are approved by the board of the SC Arts Commission.
The biographies for each of the 2007-2008 Fellows are listed on
page two and are followed by this year's Fellowship panelists.
Individual artists working in prose, poetry, music performance
or music composition are invited to apply for the 2008-2009 Fellowships.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 1. For more information about the
SC Arts Commission Fellowship program, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com/grants/artists
or call (803) 734-8696.
About SCAC: The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency
charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits
all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances.
Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts
Commission focuses on increasing public participation in the arts
by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three
areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development.
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded
by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through
the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit
www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.