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Current Miller Arts Scholars Artist Minigrants

Spring 2017

Elena Anderson

Elena Anderson, Drama

Professional Actor Headshots with Ted Ely
An actor’s headshots are one of the most important tools in her arsenal. It is usually the first thing a director sees, the first thing an agent sees, and the first impression of you in any audition. A professional-looking headshot is vital to an actor just starting out in the business. Unfortunately, they can be expensive for someone on a student’s budget.
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Wesley Diener

Wesley Diener, Music

Third Year Recital
We, Josephine Miller and Wesley Diener, are applying for an Art Scholars Minigrant to support our upcoming third year recital and associated fees. On February 12, we will offer a third year recital at the University Baptist Church. As music majors in the department’s competitive performance concentration, we both pursue active opera and art song performances schedules. 
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Wesley Diener

Krista Hartmann, Studio Art

Documenting the Artistic Process—An Instant Photography Study
I am currently a second year Echols Scholar double majoring in Studio Art and Biology.  I am requesting funding from the Miller Arts Scholars Minigrant Program to support the cost of a Polaroid film project aiming to document and expose the artistic process.
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Taylor Lamb

Taylor Lamb, Drama

Summer Conservatory Tuition
I am requesting to be funded in the form of a Miller Arts Scholar Minigrant to support the costs of tuition to attend the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s summer conservatory.
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Josephine Miller

Josephine Miller, Music

Third Year Recital
We, Josephine Miller and Wesley Diener, are applying for an Art Scholars Minigrant to support our upcoming third year recital and associated fees. On February 12, we will offer a third year recital at the University Baptist Church. As music majors in the department’s competitive performance concentration, we both pursue active opera and art song performances schedules. 
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Fall 2016

Kylie Grow

Kylie Grow, Studio Art

Archive Photo Essay
As explained in my first minigrant proposal in support of the peel-apart film photo essay originally titled Healing, later titled Living Just Around the Corner, I am submitting this second grant proposal to financially support the preservation of the images I made this summer.
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Aspen Miller

Aspen Miller, Drama

Narrative Illumination
Currently, I am furthering my study of film lighting as well as establishing a new student film production company, LabShorts. We, as a group, are in desperate need of a professional lighting workshop so we can increase the production value of our work, but more importantly, learn the role of light in the narrative process.
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Wesley Diener

Wesley Diener, Music

Professional Materials for Young Artist Programs
I am applying for a Miller Art Scholar Artist Minigrant to support the costs of acquiring and developing professional audition materials for my applications in the coming operatic audition season.
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Alexandra D'Ella

Alexandra D'Elia, Dance

A Dança Portuguesa
I propose this Minigrant to help further equip my project, A Dança Portuguesa, so that it may result in a superb video documentary.
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Natalie Pernick

Natalie Pernick, Drama

Ireland on Stage: An Exploration of Theatre in Ireland
With this funding, I would like to investigate the storytelling and stylistic elements of modern and classic Irish theatre pieces as well as the cultural impact of theatre in Ireland. In addition to viewing Irish-written pieces, I will view American and other foreign shows to gauge how Irish elements can be incorporated into foreign-born work and to explore the comparisons and contrasts between Irish performance art and the traditional American styles and elements of performance that I am familiar with. I will try to view an equal number of Irish pieces and foreign pieces. I will record observations and analysis of each performance to be compiled into a final comprehensive outcome statement at the conclusion of my semester abroad.
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Kirsten Hemrich

Kirsten Hemrich, Studio Art

Student Art Show
Over the course of the past month, I have been organizing a student art show that will take place in GRIT Coffee House on Elliwood on the UVA corner. The show will include my work, as well as the work of fellow Miller Art Scholars, Emma Lewis and Corrinne James. I am requesting $500 in the form of a Minigrant to help cover the costs of framing my work and providing food at the opening reception. I am also requesting funds to rent the facility one night during the show to host an open mic night/ closing reception event.
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