Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship 10 Year Retrospective
June 2 – July 14, 2017
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the inaugural round of the Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship. Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. was a founding board member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 1987. He was an active arts advocate, patron, a performing and visual artist, as well as a community leader. Upon his death in 2001, he bequeathed funds to the Arts Council for the creation of a fellowship program to support emerging artists of all disciplines in central Indiana. Since its inception in 2007, the Arts Council has awarded Beckmann fellowships to musicians, dancers, theatre directors and lighting designers, painters, sculptors, installation artists, and poets. This summer in Gallery 924 we will celebrate this important program and share highlights from the the rst 10 years of the Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship.