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Hamline CWP alum, faculty member selected for Inaugural Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship Program

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 MFA Alum Joe Horton and CWP Faculty Richard Pelster-Wiebe have been selected for the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship Program.

The Jerome Foundation seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by early career/emerging artists.


The Foundation awards grants to early career artists and those nonprofit arts organizations that serve them in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City.

Richard Pelster-Wiebe’s award-winning work has screened widely at international film festivals including IFF Rotterdam, Media City, Cannes Cinéfondation, FIDMarseille, Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal, UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and several others.

Pelster-Wiebe is the recipient of grants from the Princess Grace Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Richard teaches courses in sound design, screenwriting, and the art of the short at Hamline University and FilmNorth. He is the Experimental Cinema programmer for the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) and a member of the collective Cellular Cinema.



Joe Horton (MFA 2011) is a rapper, artist, and founding member of FIX music and arts collective. His interdisciplinary work spans medium and genre, but always features a signature blend of futurism and mysticism. The best example of this is his latest work, A Hill in Natchez. It is a surreal work that combines elements of dance, visuals, and music. 

Horton is currently working on a new album produced by Anatomy (Kill the Vultures) as well as VESSEL, a visual and musical work that will premiere at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Fall 2019.

The program awards 60 early career artists in various genres including dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater and visual arts. Click the link for more information about the Jerome Foundation.