Writing Alumnus Eduardo Martinez-Leyva '15 Receives 2021 Provincetown FAWC Fellowship
BY Nicole Saldarriaga, June 28, 2021
Writing Alumnus Eduardo Martinez-Leyva '15 has been selected as a 2021-2022 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellow. With the help of this prestigious fellowship, Martinez-Leyva will live and work at the Fine Arts Work Center for a period of seven months beginning in October of 2021.
Founded in 1968 by a group of artists, writers, and patrons, the Fine Arts Work Center has operated to this day with the mission of providing "the freedom to pursue creative work within a community of peers." Twenty fellows—selected from hundreds of applicants—come to the FAWC each year to pursue their artistic projects. The FAWC provides them with 2 to 3 bedroom apartments—and, for visual arts fellows, personal studio space—as well as a small monthly stipend.
The Fine Arts Work Center also provides fellows with opportunities for community and networking through their Visiting Artists and Writers Series and works to "identify local and national venues for fellows and former fellows to share their work."
Eduardo Martinez-Leyva was born to Mexican immigrants and grew up on the US/ Mexico border. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, The Frost Place, and Columbia University.