Sundress Publications Announces the Light Bill Incubator Microgrant Recipient

Sundress Publications is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Light Bill Incubator Microgrant is Vincente Perez. They will receive $500, a slot in Sundress’s reading series, and a residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, TN.

Vincente Perez is a poet, scholar, and writer working at the intersection of poetry, Hip-Hop, and digital culture. He makes work that refuses binary thinking, which allows him to be in conversation with people, places, and things that refuse to make sense in a Western framework.

He is currently a PhD Candidate in the Performance Studies program at UC Berkeley and holds a BA in Anthropology and Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies from The University of Chicago. They were a 2021-22 Poetry and the Senses Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center. Their poems have appeared in Poet Lore, poetry.onl, Honey Literary, Snarl Magazine, Digging Through the Fat, River and South Review, and more.

We would also like to recognize our finalists: Isaac Akanmu, Jakky Bankong-obi, Trace Howard DePass, Sedi Eastwood, Kei Vough Korede, Tamara J. Madison, Jessica Mehta, henry 7. reneau, jr., and Timi Sanni.

SAFTA Call for Applications

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Call for Applications

Development Writing and Research Internships
Sundress Academy for the Arts

An extension of Sundress Publications, a 501(c)3 nonprofit publication group founded in 2000, the Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ retreat on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, that offers residencies to writers, visual artists, filmmakers, composers, and other creators from across the country. With two residency rooms and a dry cabin on site, we offer a rotating space for nationally recognized and emerging artists in multiple disciplines. SAFTA also hosts weekend workshops, yearly retreats, and more.

These positions will run from June to December with a chance to be renewed.

The development research intern’s responsibilities include researching and proposing grant opportunities, coordinating with the development writing intern and other SAFTA departments, collating data, and proofreading documents. The intern may also be responsible for writing copy, composing blogs, and assisting in the establishment of new programs, projects, and partnerships. In addition to the below, those applying for this position should have strong online research skills.

The development writing intern’s responsibilities include writing grants, coordinating with the development research intern and other SAFTA departments, collating data, and proofreading documents. The intern may also be responsible for writing copy, composing blogs, and assisting in the establishment of new programs, projects, and partnerships. In addition to the below, those applying for this position should have a keen eye for grammar, punctuation, and syntax.

Qualifications for both include:

  • Strong organizational, creative, problem-solving, and written communication skills
  • A passion for contemporary literature and community arts programs

Knowledge of arts administration and/or grant writing a plus but not required. Applicants are welcome to telecommunicate and therefore are not restricted to living in the Knoxville area.

While this is an unpaid internship, all interns gain real-world experience with a nationally recognized press and arts organization while creating a portfolio of work for future employment opportunities. Interns will also be able to attend all workshops at the Sundress Academy for the Arts at cost.

To apply, please send a resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position to the Development Director, Lauren Specht, at specht@sundresspublications.com. Applications are due by May 15, 2019.

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