- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

TROY, Mich. (AP) - The Kresge Foundation is starting a new prize for emerging artists.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1J5ZJ1M ) the “Gilda Awards” are named in honor of the late Detroit painter Gilda Snowden, who died last year at age 60. The program is offering $5,000 grants to two artists this year and two in 2016.

The Troy-based Kresge Foundation says this year’s winners are poet Maia Asshaq and interdisciplinary media artist Christopher Yepez, known as Sacramento Knoxx.

The foundation earlier this year awarded its Kresge Artist Fellowships for Detroit literary and visual artists. The unrestricted fellowships are worth $25,000 each and include a year of professional coaching. The foundation also offers an annual $50,000 eminent artist prize.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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