Shane Darwent and 14 artists are awarded the 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellowship.

"New York, NY—September 21, 2022—The Joan Mitchell Foundation today announced the
2022 recipients of its Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which annually awards 15 artists working in the
evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 each in unrestricted funds, distributed
over a five-year period. Fellows will receive an initial $20,000 payment this year and annual
installments of $10,000 for the subsequent four years. In addition to the monetary award,
Fellows are invited to participate in one-on-one professional practice consultations;
convenings that cultivate a peer learning community; and programs that focus on personal
finance, legacy planning, and thought leadership, among other opportunities. The Foundation
launched the Fellowship in 2021, with a structure that recognizes and responds to artist
feedback that inconsistent access to funding, creative community, and professional resources
results in real and ongoing challenges to sustainability and career growth.
"We are excited to welcome the next cohort of Joan Mitchell Fellows, a group whose life
experiences and work capture an incredible spectrum of creative visions, artistic approaches,
and career stages,” said Christa Blatchford, Executive Director at the Joan Mitchell
Foundation. “This Fellowship upholds the basic but profound belief that multi-year financial
support can be transformative for artists, and that increased access to individuals, resources,
and practical tools can enrich their practices over time."

Read announcement here.