Two instructors at Case Western Reserve University were among the 40 Northeast Ohio artists selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants for the Creative Workforce Fellowships for 2016.
Julie Andrijeski, senior instructor in the Department of Music, and Dave Lucas, a 2015-16 SAGES Fellow, each received $15,000 grants to further their artistic work and bring their endeavors to the community.
The purpose of the grant, which is funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, is to integrate artists with area residents and allow them to connect them more broadly and deeply.
Andrijeski is among the leading baroque violinists in the country. At Case Western Reserve, she teaches early music performance practices and directs the Baroque Chamber Music and Dance Ensembles. She has had residencies at such institutions as the Julliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and Temple University, among others.
Beyond CWRU, she is artistic director and concertmaster of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, co-director of the New York-based early music ensemble Quicksilver, principal player with Apollo’s Fire, and often performs with Les Délices, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and many other groups across the country.
Lucas, a Cleveland native, published his book of poems, Weather, in 2011 and received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. He was named one of 13 “young poets to watch” in a feature on the Bill Moyers & Co. website by Rita Dove, an American poet and author.
He also is co-founder and co-curator of the Brews + Prose reading series at the Market Garden Brewery. Lucas teaches at SweetBriar Creative Writing Conference, the John Carroll Young Writers Workshop, and the Cleveland Clinic Program in Medical Humanities.