Work by Brendan Barrett
Work by Brendan Barrett

After a record applicant pool of 519 artists submitted proposals in this year's Next Step Fund, the Metro Regional Arts Council (MRAC) panelists determined 72 finalists, awarding each artist $2,500.

The MCADians who received grants were:

  • Brendan Barrett ’19
  • Ellina Kevorkian, faculty member
  • Haley Paige ’19
  • Hallie Bahn ’19, MFA
  • Kehayr Brown-Ransaw ’19
  • Regan Golden, faculty member
  • Witt Siasoco ’12

The Next Step Fund program, funded by the McKnight Foundation, is designed to help artists in the seven-county metropolitan region complete a project that will help them rise to the next level in their careers regardless of whether they are emerging artists or artists well established in their disciplines.

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