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Jim Simmons

Creative Renewal Arts Fellow - In 1999, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, established the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this groundbreaking initiative offers mid-career artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. In it's 9th round, the fellowship offers 30 artists and arts administrators $10,000 for an 18 month fellowship period.

Jim’s Creative Renewal Fellowship took him out from behind the camera and led him to Africa. His goal in the fellowship was to interact with people in need, an experience not often afforded to documentary makers. To accomplish this goal, Jim volunteered at two medical clinics, one in Kenya and the other in Nigeria. Currently, Jim is polishing up a journal of his activities in Africa for publication. He is also working on a children’s book as well as a film script. “I love the intricacies

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About My Work:

“The permanent impact of this Fellowship is new eyes to see the world.”

Affiliations:

Great Lakes Regional Emmy Chapter; Producer, WFYI Teleplex

 

Awards:

Awarded Emmys twice for Best Magazine Show

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