Kensuke Yamada Brian Chilson

Arkansas Arts Council announced today the recipients of its annual Individual Artist Fellowships. Little Rock-based filmmaker T.J. Deeter is among the winners. Check out his work on a film called “Shattered Dreams” here. Also among the recipients are ceramicists Kensuke Yamada and Aaron Calvert. Check out Yamada’s surreal work here, and find Calvert’s work on display at Historic Arkansas Museum’s exhibit “Gone to Seed.”  


Full list of winners to come.

The fellowships are unconditional $4,000 awards made directly to individual Arkansas artists working in categories that rotate each year. This year, the categories were cinematic arts, poetry and crafts. The Arts Council will recognize and honor fellowship recipients in a virtual evening program on Oct. 6.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included the names of winners in a painting category from 2020, rather than the contemporary craft category in 2021, and has been amended following a corrected press release from the Arkansas Arts Council.