Who We've Funded

Search Bush Fellows from 1965 to the present

Sort "Fellows in the Arts" results by
2021
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — E.G. Bailey fell in love with film as a young boy when a traveling crew came to his Liberian village and he saw his first movie. Many years later, his own film, New Neighbors, was featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Savage, MN — Naomi Ko believes artists can be bold architects of social change. She recognizes the tremendous impact that film and television have on perceptions of people and communities.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Twin Buttes, ND — Jodi Rave Spotted Bear (Mandan, Hidatsa and Mniconjou Lakota) is called to amplify the voice of Native Americans. She believes deeply in the freedom of the press in Indian Country to reflect the needs and voices of the people.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Amira Adawe is on a quest to redefine beauty. She aims to end skin-lightening practices that both expose people to toxic chemicals and harm their identities.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Eagle Butte, SD — Joseph Brings Plenty believes culture can help the children on the Cheyenne River Reservation find a better way of life. He experiences the healing power of his Lakota heritage and spirituality daily.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Pine Ridge, SD — Amanda Carlow is witness to the power of the Lakota language. She sees transformation in young people when they learn the language of their ancestors.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Golden Valley, MN — Rose McGee knows that food connects. As the creator of the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie™ Approach, she has taken pies to Ferguson, Charleston and Pittsburgh following devastating incidents of racial and religious violence.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Rhiana Yazzie uses storytelling to create original work that reveals the complex, beautiful reality of Native Americans. She wants to help Native people reclaim their narrative and to change the way they view themselves.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Dara Beevas believes that books can save lives, open doors and build bridges, especially in communities of color.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — D.A. Bullock is a community organizer who uses art to supplant narratives of hopelessness with ones that promote and inspire collective understanding.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Rapid City, SD — Tyler Read employs art as his tool to improve his community. He believes that art can help young people form their identity and be more engaged in the world around them.

2016
Bush Fellowship

Vadnais Heights, MN — When Mukhtar Ibrahim emigrated from East Africa to the U.S. in 2005, he spoke little English. Today, as a reporter with Minnesota Public Radio, he is the first Somali-American journalist in the state to work at a major news outlet.