A Couple New MacArturos

Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz and Mexican-American filmmaker Natalia Almada both officially became MacArturos, having earned the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Recipients.

Previous Latino awardees of the MacArthur award banded together as the MacArturos, with the goal of supporting each other’s artistic efforts and sharing their work with la comunidad.The foundation doles out $500,000 in “no-strings-attached support” over the next five years to each grantee, allowing them to pursue their talents without restrictions.

Read more about these two MacArturos here.

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Posted on October 7, 2012, in Article. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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