North Charleston ceramic artist Sonny Sisan is among six up-and-coming artists who will receive the South Carolina Arts Commission‘s inaugural Emerging Artist Grant. Visual and performing artists were selected for the $1,500 grant, which includes a mentorship facilitated by the Arts Commission and Artist Services Director Ce Scotts-Fitts.

The purpose of the grant is to encourage career growth among artists and provide professional collaboration opportunities, according to the commission.

Grant winners were chosen from a variety of practices and cities. Sisan is a ceramic and craft artist in the Charleston area. He is joined by photographer Luke Hodges, performing musician Chris Jenkins, sculptor Kimberly Washburn Motte, film photographer Kela Portee and choreographer Ashlea Sovetts.

The application period for the next round of artist grants will begin in fall 2021.

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