Fiction Writer Terena Elizabeth Bell Recognized with $5,000 City Artist Corps Grant from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) & the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)

Bell Will Present Her Experimental Short Fiction September 21st as Part of Award Program

New York, NY — Fiction writer Terena Elizabeth Bell is one of 3,000 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

Bell was recognized for her surrealist, experimental short story “Tell Me What You See,” which integrates image and word to depict the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. She will read it and other stories Tuesday, September 21st, 6 pm at 1375 Broadway in Midtown.

Over the course of three award cycles, more than 3,000 artists will receive $5,000 grants to engage the public with artist activities across New York City’s five boroughs this summer and fall. Artists can use the grant to create new work or to restage preexisting creative activities across any discipline.

Members of the public can participate in City Artist Corps Grants programming by following the hashtag #CityArtistCorps on social media.

City Artist Corps Grants was launched in June 2021 by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. The program is funded by the $25 million New York City Artist Corps recovery initiative announced by Mayor de Blasio and DCLA earlier this year. The grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and for any other artists engaged to support the project.

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