2021 Alaska Literary Awards and 2021 Connie Boochever Fellows Announced

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), is pleased to announce the artist recipients of the 2021 Alaska Literary Awards and the 2021 Connie Boochever Fellowships.

Alaska Literary Awards

The following four Alaska literary artists will each receive $5,000 awards:
Richard Chiappone – Fiction, Homer
Linda Martin – Poetry, Homer
Christy NaMee Eriksen – Mixed Genre, Juneau
Mistee St. Clair – Poetry, Juneau

The Alaska Literary Awards recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards. The annual Alaska Literary Awards are made possible by Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli through their generous donation to the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Connie Boochever Fellowship

The following four Alaska visual artists will each receive $2,500 fellowships:
Ciro Anaya – Dance, Anchorage
Annie Bartholomew – Music, Juneau
Michael Chase Dickerson – Music, Anchorage
Carey Seward – Theatre, Fairbanks

The purpose of the Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship is to recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated, and to further the message she championed throughout her life: That the arts are important to the
citizens of Alaska and worthy of significant support from individuals, businesses and corporations.

More information about the recipients of the 2021 Alaska Literary Awards and the 2021 Connie Boochever Fellows can be found on https://www.akarts.org after February 15, 2022, or through the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

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The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation’s mission is to develop resources and provide services to support the arts in Alaska and advance the mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is public corporation housed in the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and is governed by eleven council members appointed by the Governor. It is supported with general funds appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support for arts education programs from Rasmuson Foundation.

The mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) is to foster the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services.
Alaska State Council on the Arts, 161 Klevin Street, Suite 102, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-1506
(907) 269-6610 or (888) 278-7424, http://education.alaska.gov/aksca