Expanding the Walls Participants Become New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows
This fellowship grants the recipients who are interested in pursuing an art career with additional professional experience and a scholarship for their postgraduate studies. We are excited to introduce the two fellows: Shashamani and Yeremi. Congratulations!
Shashamani, 11th grade, says: "The Van Lier scholarship means the world to me. It’s such an honor to be chosen to participate in such efforts of art advancement. I look forward to reviewing my own art portfolio and working alongside curators and other artists. Being able to learn and grow from these kinds of experiences excites me, and I know how helpful they will be in the future. The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship is just another amazing aspect of being part of Expanding the Walls, and I am beyond grateful for what the future holds."
Yeremi, 10th grade, says: "Getting accepted for The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship is an honor and will have a big impact on the career I am pursuing in filmmaking. This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to start meeting new artists and new people. This will be a very good experience that I will remember for seeing new artwork, meeting new people, and approaching new opportunities—and appreciating those memories."