Art faculty member Ann Hamilton is one of ten artist selected to receive an Anonymous Was A Woman grant on October 17. The "no strings" grant of $25,000 enables women over the age of 45 to continue to grow and pursue their work. The awards are synonymous with important recognition in artists' personal and artistic development, says Lauren Katzowitz Shenfield, director of the program. The financial gift helps artists buy time, space, materials, and equipment. The award itself allows artists to be recognized and honored by other distinguished women.
The name of the grant program, Anonymous Was A Woman, refers to a line in Virginia Wolf’s A Room of One’s Own. As the name implies, the nominators and those associated with the program are unnamed. The program is aadministered by Philanthropy Advisors, LLC.