It’s official: I (Barrett Golding) have just been named a 2010 USA Rasmuson Fellow: “United States Artists Announces 50 USA Fellowships for 2010.”
Comes with lotsa prestige, an astounding collection of performances put on for us last night at Jazz at Lincoln Ctr (gotta be NYC’s best venue) by current and former fellows, and a whopping $50K.
HV producer Scott Carrier was last year’s Rasmuson Fellow. And other radio friends of HV have been past USA Fellows: Dmae Roberts, Susan Stone, Dave Isay, and Long Haul Productions. Other good news: writer Charles Bowden, who hasd oft appeared on HV air, is also a 2010 USA Fellow.
USA also has a big bold new effort for funding artist projects — more on that here soon.