Great Performances Fellowship Awards
Great Performances was established in 1980 on the foundation of supporting local artists. The company was originally created as a waitress service for women artists struggling to find flexible part-time work while pursuing their dreams in the arts. What was a means to an end has evolved into a leading catering business—but Great Performances’ commitment to its staff and the arts remains unchanged.
In 1986, Great Performances launched its first Artist Fellowship Awards to recognize the talent and dedication of the men and women who bring their skills “to the table” year round. In its inaugural year, GP awarded two $1000 prizes. As the company grew, so did the awards, and in 2019, GP awarded four $5000 grants, which will be used to directly fund the projects and creative works of four artists. Grants have been used to fund projects including films, magazines, music productions and artistic workshops. These awards have been the catalyst for many wonderful accomplishments and we look forward to continuing this tradition.